Why are Employee Assistance Programs Important?
At least 3 million working Australians either have mental ill health or are carers for someone with mental ill health. The Australian Productivity Commission has estimated the annual cost for workplace absenteeism and presenteeism in Australia at between $13 billion and $17 billion, with employee presenteeism accounting for around 70 to 80 per cent of this amount.
In addition to lost productivity through higher rates of absenteeism and presenteeism, there are also a range of other negative outcomes including:
- poor team relations;
- higher levels of employee turnover;
- increased accident and injury rates;
- compensation claims;
- medical costs; and
- customer / client complaints.
Positive Solutions is a wholly Tasmanian Employee Assistance Program Provider with the capacity to provide face to face services in all regions of Tasmania (as well as by phone or Zoom). We can provide highly responsive and professional support for employees of customer organisations experiencing personal or work related issues. Positive outcomes include:
- improved mental health and well being;
- reduced risk of psychological injury;
- enhanced family relationships; and
- improved capacity to stay at, or return to work.
This benefits the worker, their family and their employer.
For more information please call 03 6223 5612.