Employee assistance programmes
Problems faced at work or at home can affect an employee’s performance during the day or even result in stress-related absence – which can prove costly to your business.
An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) can help staff to understand or overcome any personal concerns and work to resolve problems that are affecting work. In addition, an EAP represents an employer’s commitment to taking preventative and protective measures to reduce health risks in the workplace, in line with the Health & Safety at Work Act of 1974.
Most EAP providers offer employees and their households:
- Immediate access to qualified and experienced counsellors
- Telephone access 24/7
- The opportunity to talk in confidence, with anonymity if desired
- EAPs are a proven, cost-effective solution to many of the problems faced by employers today including sickness absence, work related accidents, compensation claims, lost time and management resources.
Willis Towers Watson Health & Benefits can help you to identify the issues facing your team and source the right scheme to fit your needs and budget. Protect your staff and protect your business – call us today to find out more about the range of solutions we can offer.