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Employee Perks and Benefits for the Whole Family

Companies that want to attract top talent employees have to go above and beyond the typical workplace benefits. When your hiring pool is looking for something special in the ways of perks and benefits, consider ways to extend a helping hand to the family with an EAP.

Learn some ways companies offer employee perks and benefits that the whole family (pets too!) can enjoy.

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Choosing an EAP

Choosing an EAP for your company is one of the most important decisions an HR Director will face. It’s important because the difference between what EAPs offer can be vastly different. Typically, EAPs fall into 3 categories; those attached to your medical plan, broader behavioral health resources and stand-alone companies that provide solely EAP services. So, when you’re choosing an EAP, considering what services your company needs is important! 

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What Are the Benefits of an Employee Assistance Program

Work takes up a large percentage of our lives–from 9 to 5 every week–and job satisfaction can be a huge contributor to overall mental health and happiness. But for many employees, even if they are content at work, their home lives will inevitably affect their ability to be productive and focused. Work and home life are intertwined, so when staff face issues in their day to day lives it’s bound to impact their work. That’s why an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can be such a helpful addition to any work space, whether your staff is onsite or work remotely. An Employee Assistance Program benefits employees (and employers!) by helping your team stay productive and engaged, even when they are experiencing challenging times. 

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5 Ways Virtual Wellness Programs to Make Your Life Easier

Companies who want to deliver quality EAP and virtual wellness programs to their employees have very limited options. There are less and less variety of program offerings, specializations, and customizable modules. The biggest challenge with most EAPs is that they are not focused on employee assistance, or what your staff needs, and wants.

Another challenge with traditional EAPs is in the past these programs were only offered onsite, but the workplace landscape has changed and will continue to due to unforeseen circumstances (i.e. COVID)  companies are having to adapt as we have, and are putting their focus on mental health first, and having great success with implementing EAPs that have evolved into virtual wellness programs!

All that said here are the main ingredients of a virtual, online health and wellness program, and what you can expect when you sign up.

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Perks for Remote Employees to Manage Work Stress

Awesome perks such as gym memberships, free lunches and onsite chair massage have become increasingly popular ways to reward employees. But what about remote teams? Providing perks for remote employees to manage stress can help a dispersed team feel connected. This can make a huge impact on employees happiness at work. In fact, studies have shown that feeling appreciated increases office morale and employee retention. Read on for our suggestions to celebrate your remote team!

Perks for Remote Employees

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Carpal Tunnel Massage, Stretches & Exercise for Pain Relief

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome affects millions of Americans nationwide and costs companies billions in health insurance and workers’ compensation claims each year. A typical recovery plan involves corrective surgery. But there are non-invasive solutions out there too, such as carpal tunnel massage, carpal tunnel stretches & exercise.

Learn what Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is, it’s causes and symptoms, and ways to relieve and avoid the pain of this condition.

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What Services are Provided in a Workplace EAP

When a company makes the decision to provide a confidential Employee Assistance Program, or workplace EAP, they’re deciding to invest in their employees–and in their company as well. Engaged, productive employees are what drive a company forward, but employees just can’t function at their best if they are dealing with personal issues. That’s why EAPs are helpful. They address employees’ problems before they interfere with their work, so that employees are happier and healthier, and companies can keep growing. 

Workplace EAP for mental health

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Coronavirus Anxiety – Coping with Stress, Fear, Worry – How EAPs Help

The Coronavirus pandemic, or COVID-19 has created truly stressful and anxiety inducing times for many employees! There’s worry for one’s own health and for loved ones, plus economic issues to contend with. Many companies have already had to furlough or downsize their teams. This means that people are dealing with the stress and anxiety of joblessness. Even if they’re still employed, they are likely dealing with strong emotions. They may be upset about their coworkers being let go, experiencing stress over their partners employment status, dealing with the new stresses of working from home, and worried that the company will need to downsize further and they’ll be next on the list. These fears and difficulties can deeply impact the mental health of employees, and it’s important to help your team cope with stress, fear and worry before it impacts their ability to work.

employee assistance programs for stress and anxiety

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