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.
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.
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.
Listen to the entire discussion during the World of Work feature with Eusebius McKaiser: