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11 Steps to Form a Workplace Wellbeing Strategy from SafeWork, Deloitte and Paypal

On September 9, Uprise hosted the panel Turn R U OK Day into R U OK Year where we discussed how to form a wellbeing strategy with representatives from SafeWork NSW, PayPal, Deloitte and BlackDog Institute. This blog summarises the discussions.

September 17, 2019 | Workplace wellbeing

Workplace wellbeing

11 Steps to Form a Workplace Wellbeing Strategy from SafeWork, Deloitte and Paypal

On September 9, Uprise hosted the panel Turn R U OK Day into R U OK Year where we discussed how to form a wellbeing strategy with representatives from SafeWork NSW, PayPal, Deloitte and BlackDog Institute. This blog summarises the discussions.

September 17, 2019 | 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.

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

Employee Assistance Programs Attract and Retain Top Talent

Employee turnover is one of the biggest threats to the productivity and revenue of a business. In the Australian market, this is a growing threat showcased in a 2018 AHRI Survey that found 57% of millennial age employees leave their employer each year. High turnover rates not only inhibit the progress and productivity of teams but also create the costly expenses of hiring and retraining another employee.

February 13, 2019 | Workplace wellbeing

Preventing Mental Health Issues at Work

A 2018 CIPD report provides a Managers Guide to Mental Health. This blog is a summary, interpretation and extension of their findings. A major factor in the cost of poor mental health at work is that issues or conflicts are left undetected and become significantly more severe over time. Poor mental health at work can reduce employee motivation, engagement and optimism and left unaddressed can contribute to the development of a mental health disorder. Employers have a responsibility to support staff in dealing with personal or work-related concerns. Often an employee assistance program (EAP) is offered as face-to-face counselling for employees. There are also additional steps that management can take with early intervention employee assistance programs to prevent stress before it spirals.

March 08, 2019 | Workplace wellbeing

4 ways Leadership can improve Employee Wellbeing

With mental health conditions and claims on the rise, mental health in the workplace is becoming an increasingly relevant topic to HR managers. Often an employee assistance program (EAP) is the only ongoing mental health support offered to employees as reactive therapy to deal with personal or work-related issues. However, without proper support from leadership, the effectiveness of EAPs and other mental health promotions is diminished. In order to achieve a mentally health workplace, the key factor is leadership for lasting change.

April 09, 2019 | Workplace wellbeing

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

Preventing Mental Health Issues at Work

A 2018 CIPD report provides a Managers Guide to Mental Health. This blog is a summary, interpretation and extension of their findings. A major factor in the cost of poor mental health at work is that issues or conflicts are left undetected and become significantly more severe over time. Poor mental health at work can reduce employee motivation, engagement and optimism and left unaddressed can contribute to the development of a mental health disorder. Employers have a responsibility to support staff in dealing with personal or work-related concerns. Often an employee assistance program (EAP) is offered as face-to-face counselling for employees. There are also additional steps that management can take with early intervention employee assistance programs to prevent stress before it spirals.

March 08, 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

Uprise Outcomes for 2018

Although 1 in 5 employees will have a diagnosable mental illness in a given year, on average only 1 in 24 actually reach out for face-to-face counselling offered by traditional employee assistance programs. This means there is a 17% gap between

February 13, 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

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

Wellbeing technology

How to Action Insights from your EAP

Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) are designed to support the health and wellbeing of employees, by providing them with the best tools and resources to feel better. These tools and resources should be both employee and employer focused.

March 14, 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

3 Ways that EAP Should Support Young Workers

A recent study by the Myers Briggs Company found that the wellbeing of employees improves with age. In an international study, they surveyed over 10,000 people from 131 countries. They found that those in the age group 18-24 years reported the lowest levels of wellbeing and those in the age group 65+ years reported the highest. The report suggested that this difference was due to older employees having developed ways to support their wellbeing over the years. As a result, they suggested widespread mentoring would allow for younger employees to learn techniques to manage wellbeing and build better workplace relationships.

May 21, 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

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

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