Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) Guide
Workplace related stress is on the rise in Australia. As per a mental health check-in survey conducted on 3,500 employees in Australia, one-third of the participants were found to be suffering from some form of mental illness. Among them, 36% had depression, 33% had anxiety and 31% were suffering from stress.
This contributes to various physical and mental health problems in employees and ultimately hurts organizations in terms of increased absenteeism and turnover, decreased productivity and return on investment.
To avoid these undesired outcomes, stress alleviation and management has become an important concern for employers. They need to undertake concrete measures quickly for stress eradication and for improving mental health and job performance of their workers.
In view of a huge number of employees suffering from the harmful effects of work-related stress, both employers and employees need to adopt solutions for stress alleviation and management. EAPs or employee assistance programs can prove to be useful solutions for stress management, control and eradication.