Employee assistance programmes are a valuable asset to workplaces. So why do very few worker know about them? And how can they adapt to employees' ever-changing circumstances? Jon Blackburn finds out
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.
Unum has launched an enhanced Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to help employers deal with staff well-being issues as part of Unum LifeWorks.
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.
Over a third (36%) of employees in the UK start the week on Monday morning feeling tired despite the weekend break, with high levels of depression, stress and anxiety.
Employee benefits provider Personal Group has won two very large contracts with Stagecoach and Network Rail.
Employee benefits that can be of benefit to dependents and spouses are commonly being overlooked and under-used by employees, Jelf has said.
A national physiotherapy network aimed at insurers, solicitors, employers and occupational health professionals has been launched to maximise clinical outcomes for injured parties.
Think-tank Demos has called on bosses to offer employees income protection (IP) schemes this Christmas to boost morale and productivity.
Employers need advice on prevention of mental health issues to sit alongside group cover, a group risk industry body said at an Association of British Insurer (ABI) briefing this morning.
Benefits packages and employee assistance programmes will be crucial given the reported lack of HR workplace guidance, Canada Life has warned.
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and care services minister Paul Burstow have called on upon employers to take steps to improve the mental health of their staff and to treat it the same as other health problems.
Aria Assistance, formed after the management buyout of Europ Assistance UK & Ireland, is fulfilling its commitment to providing occupational health services with the acquisition of Premier Occupational Healthcare (POHC).
More than half (51%) of UK workers have suffered from back pain in the last 12 months with one in five needing time off work as a result, research finds.
Lack of priority within the NHS represents an opportunity for the private healthcare sector the UK Rehabilitation Council has said.
The prolonged downward trend in employee absence rates has plateaued with long term sickness increasing, new research finds.
As the first of a series of improvements, Universal Provident (UP) has added a employee assistance programme (EAP) and a care advisory service to its group PMI plan, Choices Corporate.
The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has released a guide tackling mental illness issues in the workplace.
Financial directors' hold "ridiculous" expectations for the return on investment of their healthcare benefits and sickness absence spend, the Work Foundation has said.
Employing wellbeing strategies in the workplace will backfire if the workforce believe the aim is to get more work out of them Simplyhealth has said.
More than a quarter of a million people are claiming Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) because of mental and behavioural disorders, research has revealed.