featured

The importance of a mental safety management system

For many of us, a large portion of our life is spent at work; in fact, the average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime. That’s 1/3 of your life. Functioning technology that reduces manual tasks and advances our day-to-day lives, is a win for all, especially in the workplace.

August 12, 2019 | Mental health tips

Mental health tips

The importance of a mental safety management system

For many of us, a large portion of our life is spent at work; in fact, the average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime. That’s 1/3 of your life. Functioning technology that reduces manual tasks and advances our day-to-day lives, is a win for all, especially in the workplace.

August 12, 2019 | Mental health tips

Is your companies leadership promoting employee health?

It is widely accepted that leadership sets the example for wellbeing and a mentally healthy workplace culture in an organisation. Workplace Strategies for Mental Health suggest that leaders best promote a mentally healthy workplace environment by improving on their communication, engagement and self-awareness. These strategies focus on the leader-centric methods of improving the health of an organisation. However, there are also a range of employee-centric methods that directly communicate to employees their value to the organisation in a way that promotes a positive workplace culture.

August 07, 2019 | Mental health tips

4 Ways Employee Assistance Programs Reduce Workplace Stigma

The way employees feel and act impacts everything from their efficiency and communication to their ability for creativity and innovation. However, business owners are often ill-equipped to manage and support the wellbeing of their staff. A recent survey found that only 17% of managers feel very confident in their ability to support colleagues experiencing mental health issues.

January 22, 2019 | Mental health tips

5 ways to make work demands mentally healthy

Work demands are an integral aspect of any workplace where many stakeholders must work together to achieve organisational goals. In certain situations, employees may experience increasing work-related stress to achieve these goals. Generally, the key goal of work pressure is to increase proactive work behaviour. Proactive work behaviour is when employees react to new problems in ways that are flexible, active and innovative.

July 23, 2019 | Mental health tips

Learn what HR Managers think is the best EAP Strategy

Uprise recently surveyed a group of 47 HR and WHS managers and asked about their views on mental health and EAP strategy. Those surveyed were from mostly white-collar companies with sizes ranging from 20 to as large as 35,000 employees. Learn more about some of our findings!

July 18, 2019 | Mental health tips

Workplace Checklist for Mental Health and Safety

Assessing the health of your workplace is difficult. There are many factors that influence the health of wellbeing of employees ranging from stress and sleep quality, to financial health, exercise and diet. Although a company can and should give employees resources that offer support on these issues, their effectiveness can still depend largely on the individuals circumstances.

July 02, 2019 | Mental health tips

Workplace wellbeing

Faking it online: why you can’t tell if your colleague is struggling via Zoom

Only 8% of managers believe they are sufficiently ready to deal with working from home. Confidential and proactive risk assessments can help to support managers in their role.

May 14, 2020 | Workplace wellbeing

Does your EAP report on what causes stress at work?

An employee assistance program can act as a proactive insight tool into causes of stress in the workplace. This understanding and transparency around the specific causes of stress at work mean wellness initiatives are guided by data and can be tracked for impact.

November 06, 2019 | Workplace wellbeing

Does your EAP provide insights on Employee Turnover Risk?

Although turnover is a natural part of the employee life cycle, it is important that it is maintained at a manageable level and that employees have a positive feeling about the workplace upon leaving. EAP can track and support employees at risk for leaving by up-skilling their stress management and resilience.

January 22, 2019 | Workplace wellbeing

Does your EAP support you to be a proactive HR professional?

Employee Assistance Programs are often reactive, offering HR insights after a crisis has occurred. Uprise is a new EAP that supports HR to be proactive in their strategies to deal with employee stress.

January 22, 2019 | Workplace wellbeing

Does your EAP improve sleep quality and fatigue

Employee Assistance Programs are often reactive, offering HR insights after a crisis has occurred. Uprise is a new EAP that supports HR to be proactive in their strategies to deal with employee stress.

January 22, 2019 | Workplace wellbeing

The 3 Most Desired Workplace Mental Health Resources

A recent study by HBR found 75% of Gen Zers were found to have left their roles for mental health reasons. It is clear that wellbeing strategy is not only important for engagement but also for recruitment and retention.

January 22, 2019 | Workplace wellbeing

Wellbeing technology

Faking it online: why you can’t tell if your colleague is struggling via Zoom

Only 8% of managers believe they are sufficiently ready to deal with working from home. Confidential and proactive risk assessments can help to support managers in their role.

May 14, 2020 | Wellbeing technology

8 Proactive Tips to Combat Employee Fatigue

On August 5-11, the Sleep Health Foundation run Sleep Awareness Week to promote a better understanding of the effects of sleep quality on our lives. Sleep quality not only affects our mood and wellbeing, but also affects our performance at work. More organisations are starting to consider and take action to improve the quality of sleep for their employees and combat fatigue. Mentally healthy workplaces are those that work proactively to prevent physical and mental fatigue. This not only reduces the number of fatigue related accidents, but also improves employee quality of life.

July 25, 2019 | Wellbeing technology

How to Improve Team Cohesion in Your Workplace

Uprise recently surveyed a group of 47 HR and WHS managers and asked about their views on mental health and EAP strategy. Those surveyed were from mostly white-collar companies with sizes ranging from 20 to as large as 35,000 employees. Learn more about some of our findings!

September 06, 2019 | Wellbeing technology

How to give employees a mentally healthy induction

There are significant costs, time and investment required to find and select a new employee. For this reason, there is a lot of pressure to ensure that new employees have a successful induction into the workplace. Digicast found that employers risk much higher rates of new hire turnover if an induction fails to properly introduce a new employee. Within their first week, about 25% of new employees decide to leave their new firm, and by the third month, this rate increases to 47%.

July 16, 2019 | Wellbeing technology

Can online EAP support replace face-to-face?

There has been a recent surge in the availability of a range of different health promotion apps and technologies. This ranges from applications for physical wellness related to exercise and diet, and behaviour training such as sleep and meditation apps.

July 02, 2019 | Wellbeing technology

Do Successful Employee Assistance Programs have High Utilisation?

Most Employee Assistance Program providers provide utilisation rates as their sole success metric, reported annually. However, Human Resources and Workplace Health and Safety have contested that perhaps utilisation is not an accurate measure of success. A more pertinent question may be on what else Employee Assistance Program providers can report, to prove the success of their programs. Employee Assistance Programs should encourage greater utilisation to meet the needs of employees, as well as additional effectiveness measures that provide a more holistic understanding of company health.

May 09, 2019 | Wellbeing technology