There are so many factors that affect why an employee may not perform effectively at work.
Some may be related to the workplace itself such as an increased workload, management changes, the office culture or dealing with conflict. However, many will actually be related to aspects outside the working environment and these could include a range of things such as financial issues, relationship problems, bereavement, stress due to caring for relatives, physical problems as well as a variety of mental health conditions.
Any or all of these issues can manifest themselves in a lack of concentration, poor time-keeping, absenteeism, not performing tasks to the standards expected, not being a team player and generally performing unsatisfactorily at work.
Employee absence is estimated to cost the UK economy over £30 billion a year and can have a major impact on any business, especially smaller organisations where there aren’t the resources to pick up the pieces if someone is absent.
Additionally, with mental health conditions being the most prevalent cause of absence, with no other health condition matching the combined extent of impact and persistence, this is likely to be a growing problem.
So, what can we do about it?
Health and Wellbeing schemes can overcome many of these issues and save your business a considerable amount of time, money and stress!
Market leading health and wellbeing experts, Health Assured successfully deliver Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) and Occupational Health services to thousands of companies across the UK from 3 to 30,000 employees covering private, public and large corporate sectors.
Now covering nearly half of the UKs working population, an EAP is often positioned as a highly valued but low cost employee benefit that promotes wellbeing and a strong work/life balance but is also proven to:
- Greatly Reduce Absence – 34% reduction on average – Source CBI Absence Survey
- Improve Productivity in the work place
- Reduce Stress in staff members and colleagues.
- Improve Staff Retention
- Demonstrates Your Caring Approach Towards Employees
- Great Value to The Organisation – a return of £14 for every £1 invested – Source CBI Absence Survey
There are numerous other enhanced benefits that employees could receive as part of a standalone EAP – click here for further details.
Confidential support services accessed through the Health Assured helpline are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
This service is completely confidential and is fully supported by Health Assured, who will provide customers with a full information pack and employee handouts. It is managed by specialist, highly qualified and experienced clinical professionals.
With no medical underwriting or individual names and addresses needed for set up, with completion of a short application form the service can be fully operational with 48 hours.