Employee Assistance Programmes
When an employee has a problem at work or at home, performance in the workplace can be affected. Many employers are currently looking at ways to address this, making Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) a popular choice.
Key features and benefits:
- EAP is inexpensive and can help with issues such as; bullying, harassment, and stress, as well as legal and financial problems
- EAPs usually include counselling both over the phone and face-to-face
- Can help minimise the risk of litigation
- Demonstrates a duty of care from the employer
What you need to consider:
The risk of litigation is increasing as UK legislation moves closer in-line with EU employee protection laws - concerning employer’s duty of care.
Having an Employee Assistance Programme in place can also be viewed as a preventative safeguard for your business, as problems can be addressed and resolved before they escalate and begin to affect employee’s performance.