Why companies need to be proactive about employee well-being

Companies need to be more intentional about implementing effective employee assistance programmes (EAP).

EAPs are employee benefit programmes that assist employees with personal problems or work-related problems that may impact their job performance, health, mental and emotional well-being.

Read: SA companies ignore staff's mental health at own peril, warns Sadag

Dr Fundile Nyathi, CEO of Proactive Health Solutions, says these EAPs needs to be more than just a tick-box for organisations.

Dr Nyathi says employers need to measure the effectiveness of these programmes, in order for them to be meaningful.

Read more: Company coughs up nearly 5 years' back pay for firing employee with depression

Productivity levels, work attendance, stress-related absence, and regular illness are some of the indicators to consider when assessing workplace wellness.

Dr Nyathi explains investing in employee well-being and providing psycho-social support can be good for business and the bottom line.

EAPs are basically programmes that employers are paying for and they are intended to look at the psycho-social side of health.

Dr. Fundile Nyathi, CEO of Proactive Health Solutions

The benefits of having an EAP programme outweigh any other downside within an organisation. It makes a lot of business sense.

Dr. Fundile Nyathi, CEO of Proactive Health Solutions

Dr Nyathi shares his expert advice and callers shared their experiences with employers.

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