The Coronavirus crisis has changed our world, disrupting traditional working arrangements and in turn increased stress for employees globally which has forced many to adapt to a changing workspace. Companies in Asia were the first to be impacted and supporting employees to ensure their wellness and engagement has now become a baseline expectation.
Links International works with the world’s leading businesses to provide Asia-Centric Employee Assistance Programmes which are designed to promote Asia based employees’ wellness and help clients reduce costs associated with medical plans, absenteeism, reduced engagement and staff turnover.
Wellness & Outplacement initiatives are not simply a ‘nice’ thing to do, they significantly reduce cost.
Employee assistance programme or EAP is designed to promote employee wellness. It is a voluntary programme businesses offer to their staff providing short-term counselling and regular employee wellness activities.
Key benefits of EAP include lowered turnovers, increased employee engagement and higher brand loyalty. According to a study by Chevron, EAP significantly increased productivity. Employers saw a 50% improvement in job performance for employees after implementing an employer assistance programme.
Business leaders in Asia now recognise employee support as an effective solution to increasing employee engagement and reducing cost. They understand the importance of walking with their staff when it counts the most. And through this, build permanent bonds and lifetime loyalty.
Harvard Business Review concluded that money spent on well-designed programs lead to an ROI of approximately $2.73 for every dollar spent. Key benefits include reduced medical costs, reduced absenteeism, increased engagement, increased retention.
Be it work pressure, individual, or crisis management matters, companies who decide to support employees can play a life-changing role with EAP. For employees using these support services, EAP is an essential form of employee benefit promoting health and wellbeing in the workplace.
We understand our clients have different needs. Links EAP gives you the freedom to address your challenges. We offer a range of services to tackle concerns and challenges specific to your organisation. As part of our service, we can tailor a programme according to your needs and budget.
Links’ workplace counselling helpline connects employees to professionals, guiding employees through times of crisis as well as day to day stress, anxiety, and emotional challenges with full confidentiality. This service can be extended to employee’s family members, promoting happier marital relations and elder care.
Keep employees engaged and motivated with our custom company programmes promoting physical and mental health. Popular activities include workplace yoga, step competitions, massage, home fitness programs, CSR events, and can run monthly or fortnightly.
Redundancy aftercare, providing practical and mental support for departing employees, helping them transition to their next career. This includes occupational referrals, helping redundant employees cope with the job transition.
Get in touch with one of us today to start streamlining your HR processes across Asia