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

Is just having an Employee Assistance Program good enough?

A 2016 Employee Benefits report found that 77% of employers offer an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to their employees. An EAP is often focused on providing face-to-face therapy to support at-risk employees to deal with personal or work-related problems. It’s not uncommon for this kind of EAP support to be the only form of ongoing mental health support offered to employees. Is offering an employee assistance program like this enough to make lasting change for mental health at work?

April 19, 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 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

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 | Workplace wellbeing

How to make psychological safety a part of your work culture

A newer phenomenon in workplace safety is the idea of psychological safety. Unlike tangible hazards, psychological safety is often invisible and makes up the highly elusive culture of a workplace. Workplaces that aim to be mentally healthy, supportive and retain highly talented employees should invest in improving the psychological safety of their culture.

September 17, 2019 | Workplace wellbeing