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Implementing an Employee Assistance Program (Part 2)

Here is a guide for effectively rolling out an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Part A deals with one-time activities at the time of launch or annual review of the EAP. Part B: Ongoing Activities These are activities that need to be continued throughout the year. Step 4: Spreading Awareness Even if employees know that an …

Implementing an Employee Assistance Program (Part 1)

Ritu heads the HR team of a business that adopted an Employee Assistance Program exactly a year ago. Today she had a meeting with her CEO, who said that the company has invested one year and a fair amount of money into the EAP but things seem the same. During the past year, a webinar …

Choose the EAP that is right for you!

Ritu heads the Human Resource Department of a company. Recently she received many complaints of poor performance, which impacted the revenue. After having a few one-on-one sessions with some of the employees, she realised that their productivity was affected due to stress from issues in their personal lives and not due to lack of interest …

An introduction to EAP

Anish was clearly disturbed. The covid times and the work from work scenario were taking a toll on both his work and personal life. Staying cooped up at home with his wife, handling his office workload, pitching in with the household chores and with the limited outdoor activity, he found it difficult to focus on …

Discrimination, Bias and Exclusion – Lessons from Mahabharata

Diversity and Inclusion are two valuable pillars of successful management. It not only ensures equal rights to all the potential choices, but also brings a lot of creativity, different viewpoints, and shared knowledge to the table. These principles of Diversity and Inclusion is not just restricted to corporate organizations, but every form of management to …

3 things Managers must do if a team member suffers from a mental health issue

Shrivalli was frustrated with her team member Pramit’s tardiness. To top it off, the data he submitted seemed prone to errors. He would apologize profusely, promising not to repeat it, though never offering reasons for it. Did he not take her seriously enough? Or was he not interested in working? Probably late-night partying? She couldn’t …

The increasing importance of confidentiality as Sexual Harassment inquiries go virtual

Ensuring confidentiality is sacrosanct in an inquiry whether it is conducted while ‘Work from Home (WFH)’ or at the office. As the COVID-19 pandemic has prematurely killed the debate on the kind of work that can be executed from the confines of the home, now, more than ever, there is a greater obligation to maintain …

5 Tips to encourage employees to use EAP/Counseling services

Karthik’s wife had been suffering a neurodegenerative disorder for years. ‘It will worsen’- the doctor’s prognosis told them, early on. If hiring a nurse was a nightmare earlier; more so now, during the pandemic. In addition to this mental and physical stress, Karthik was also feeling guilty of not being able to be of help …

The 3 reasons to use online self-assessments only after you visit a counselor

Vivek’s catch-up call with his buddies at work finally materialized as the pandemic forced people indoors. He asked them – ‘How are you all coping with the pandemic?’ Mahesh confessed – ‘First the pandemic, and then Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide. For a week, I didn’t get proper sleep. During that time I found it ridiculous …

Top 5 reasons why employers must offer EAP services

Although Ramya was attending a remote team meeting, her attention was on the calls her husband was making. He was speaking to the vendors who owed him several months’ worth of payments, not released, due to the lockdown. Cash-flow meant they could help her parents living far-away in Kolkata, who had just endured the add-on …