Health Assured, part of Peninsula Business Services Group, has acquired Capita's employee assistance programme business, formerly called First Assist.
Health insurance, life cover and childcare vouchers have increased in value among UK workers - with contributory pension schemes declining in popularity, research has found.
The majority of HR professionals are now regularly engaging with employees to gain an insight into their mental wellbeing, a survey for PMI Health Group has found.
Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) result in employees being three and a half times more likely to cope with the demands of their job, with 21% rating their ability as "good" or "very good" prior to receiving counselling, compared to 75% afterwards....
Employee assistance programmes (EAPs) are not a motivational tool for employees and are all about "protecting the risk of a company", says First Group reward and pensions director John Chilman.