Workforce Trend: Employee Assistance Programs Extend to Global Workforce
According to ComPsych Corporation’s Global Trends Report, 51 percent of worldwide workplaces have experienced a crisis, such as the death of an employee or a natural disaster, within the past year. Consequently, 37 percent of participating companies also reported plans to expand their employee assistance program (EAP) benefits to their employees around the globe. ComPsych is a leading international provider of EAP services.
“Multinational organizations are realizing the importance of support services to help employees – wherever they work or live – recover from critical incidents that can cripple business operations as well as productivity,” said Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, Chairman and CEO of ComPsych. “ComPsych has responded to a great number of crises around the globe as well as addressed employee behavioral issues proactively so that crises can be prevented.”
Polling HR professionals on employee issues, the ComPsych survey further revealed that the top five global workforce challenges include, in descending order: work-related stress and anxiety, balancing family responsibilities, financial pressures, weight management, and depression. The full report includes additional data addressing benefits strategies, benefits offered, and benefits planned by companies around the globe. To access the complete Global Trends Report visit ComPsych.com.