Employers are split over EAP priorities

Less than half of employers (43%) currently offer an employee assistance programme (EAP) to their staff, while a further 5% plan to introduce one in the next year.

Some 52%, however, have no intention of providing an EAP for employees, according to the Employee Advisory Resource’s Employee wellbeing survey 2006. This also found that 23% of employers don’t offer any support to employees who are suffering from stress.

Just under half of respondents, however, offer some form of formal internal support, while 15% provide outsourced specialist support for staff suffering from the condition.

Less important to employers are supporting staff with weight loss or financial debt issues.

More than two-thirds (69%) offer no support for employees suffering with weight loss issues, whereas just 5% supply general information. A further 16% offer formal internal support, while just 4% provide an outsourced specialist support service.

Over half (53%) of employers, meanwhile, offer no support for employees suffering from financial debt issues. Some 21% offer formal internal support, while 11% provide an outsourced specialist support service, and 9% offer informal support.

 

How far do organisations support employees with financial debt issues?

No support offered 53%
Formal internal support 21%
Outsourced specialist support 11%
Informal advice 9%
General information offered 6%

For more information please email Tim Cuthell at [email protected]