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Employee Assistance Programme

Why an EAP can help your business

Being at the helm of a small business throws up all sorts of challenges, from staff to customers to suppliers, you have many plates to keep spinning.

SOMETIMES THE LAST PERSON ON YOUR MIND IS YOU!

An EAP from Solar can give you and your staff support and help you recognise and cope with the stresses of working life.


From supportive help lines to useful management tools, EAP is highly cost effective additional tool for your business

You will receive 10% discount of the normal retail prices shown below:

You will see 3 possible quote options, just select the employee band that fits your business

         Scheme 1                       Scheme 2                        Scheme 3

             1-20                                  21-50                               51-100

         Employees                    Employees                     Employees


            

          Figures quoted below are per employee per annum

10 GOOD REASONS TO HAVE AN EAP IN YOUR BUSINESS

  • DEMONSTRATE A DUTY OF CARE AND AVOID LITIGATION FOR STRESS RELATED ABSENCE
  • HAVE UNLIMITED ACCESS TO OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH ADVISORS TO SUPPORT AN EMPLOYEE WHO DOES GO SICK WITH STRESS
  • HAVE ACCESS TO ONLINE WELLNESS AND HEALTH PROMOTION TOOLS WHICH WILL REDUCE ABSENCE AND SICKNESS RATES
  • HELP WITH STAFF RETENTION AND RECRUITMENT
  • HELP TO AVIOD GRIEVANCES, IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY AND WORKPLACE EFFICIENCY
  • HELP AVOID WORK RELATE ACCIDENTS
  • IMPROVE STAFF MORAL AND MOTIVATION
  • DEMONSTRATE A CARING ATTITUDE TOWARDS EMPLOYEES
  • UP TO 8 FACE TO FACE SESSIONS OF COUNSELLING
  • PREMIUMS START AT £25.00 PER EMPLOYEE PER YEAR

Please note that Ken Frost has negotiated with us a 10% discount off our standard premiums for all visitors of this site that land here from Ken Frosts web pages.
However, Ken Frost nor HMRCISSHITE endorse or recommend our services or products. Please use our site information pages and useful documents to make your own decision on the right product or service for you. Should you need further clarification on any product or service we offer please do not hesitate to contact us on 01795 841310 or email info@solartaxwise.co.uk

Useful Information

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What is an Employee Assistance Programme?

An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provides staff with unlimited access to an array of help lines including, Stress, Work and Family issues, Gambling, Bereavement, Alcohol and Drug abuse to name but a few. Members also have access to many online services including, Health and Well-being, Diet, Stress Coaching and Onelife Medical Assessments.
As part of an EAP employees are entitled to access their own Personal Nurse Advisor for as long as they need them. The team are available during office hours, additional support is available 24 hours a day through the Medical Helpline which is staffed by Nurses and Doctors. Depending on the condition and specific needs the Health Assured Personal Nurse Advisor can arrange a specialist nurse home visit, therapy or counselling as well as supplying fact sheets, specialist leaflets and details of relevant charities and support networks.

How will an EAP benefit my Business?

There are many good reasons to implement an EAP into your Business:
  1. Demonstrate a duty of care and avoid litigation for stress related absence.
  2. Have unlimited access to Occupational Health Advisors to support an employee who goes sick with stress.
  3. Have access to online wellness and health promotion tools which will reduce absence and sickness rates.
  4. Help with staff retention and recruitment.
  5. Help aviod grievances, improve productivity and workplace effciency.
  6. Help aviod work related accidents.
  7. Improve staff morale and motivation.
  8. Demonstrate a caring attitude towards employees.
  9. The only EAP provider to offer 100% service guarantee.
  10. The only provider to offer eight sessions of face to face counselling.


The Facts:
  • 11.4 million working days are lost every year due to stress, anxiety and depression.  (HSE)
  • It is estimated that 27,000 cases of cardiac disease every year are attributable to stress.  (HSE)
  • The average length of absence in a stress related case is 27.4 days.  (HSE)
  • 32% of work related stress cases result in an absence period which exceeds 32 days. (THOR- Manchester University)
  • Stress is the single most common cause for long term adsence in non-manual workers.  (HSE)
  • NICE state that a minimum of 4 counselling sessions should be available within an EAP.
  • Nice also state that a minimum of 8 CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) counselling sessions should be available within an EAP   -   (Who are NICE -- National Institue for Health and Clinical Excellence) 

PRE-COMMENCMENT SCREENING
Experienced Occupational Health qualifed clinical staff provide an effective online pre-employment screen for every new recruit joining the organisation (who is eligible to join the EAP), thus minimising the risk for employers at the time of appoitment and ensuring compliance with the terms of the Equality Act 2010. The online pre-employment screen also provide a valuable baseline audit of the employee's health on joining the company.

How will an EAP benefit my Staff?

Staff benefit from knowing that they work for a caring organisation.
They have unlimited access to a suite of advice lines that are there to assist with a whole raft of topics, to assist in both their work lives and personal lives. Should they need it, face to face councelling can be arranged to help them.
Unlimited access to on-line support is also available from helpful videos on a wide range of subjects to on-line questionnaires and fact sheets.

How is an EAP scheme administered?

Service is a Key factor in our continued growth for sucess. Every client irrspective of size receives literature, posters and launch material within 3 working days, following conformation to proceed.
All the following comes as standard:
  • Literature
  • Posters
  • Account Management
  • Quarterly Management Information