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Four Ways that Employee Assistance Programs Improve Employee Wellbeing

Understanding employees wellbeing early can improve work performance, decrease absenteeism, reduce presenteeism and reduce associated retention and new employee training costs.

December 07, 2020 | 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

What do employees expect from an EAP provider?

Employees expect EAP providers to be confidential, clear, quick to access and related to personal and professional development. EAP providers that meet these standards gain a higher uptake.

November 16, 2020 | Wellbeing technology

How to use data to promote safer, healthier workplaces

Mental health incidents in the workplace make up 8% of serious claims. Data on workplace stressors can help provide guidance for managing and reducing mental health risk.

November 18, 2020 | 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

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

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

Why your Workplace should use Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

Employee assistance programs are a proactive, cost-effective, flexible and confidential approach to visiting a psychologist. This can support and empower employees by fostering a positive workplace culture.

November 23, 2020 | 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

How to Resolve Workplace Conflicts

Effective conflict management can encourage diverse ideas and promote learning and development in the workplace. Top tips to resolve conflicts include talking and listening to all involved, focusing on the behaviour and situation, identifying points of agreement and disagreement and reflecting on the situation.

November 20, 2020 | 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