EAP HUB

Are Employee Assistance Programs a taxable benefit? A guide for employers on fringe benefits tax

The rules around Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) and fringe benefits tax (FBT) are incredibly complex and vary from country to country. In this guide, we explain the fringe benefit tax rules that apply to EAPs in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK to help you understand what exemptions you may have access to.

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How to set up an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

To take the guesswork out of setting up your EAP, we’ve created your five-step guide to planning and implementing your Employee Assistance Program. Plus, information on how alternative EAP providers can fast-track the time it takes to get your support services up and running.

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Understanding how many sessions Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) cover

In this blog we share how many free sessions are typically offered by EAPs, and how to find out your own allowance. Plus we look into the challenges of short-term focused support and why EAP alternatives are paving the way forward for impactful, lasting change.

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Couples counselling and EAPs: How employee assistance programs can help couples

Life can be complicated, especially when it comes to relationships. In this blog, we’ll be diving into the scope of care for EAPs, unpacking how couples can gain counselling support and what long-term support services are available beyond EAPs.

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Is EAP counselling free? Understanding costs associated with Employee Assistance Programs

Uncertainty about who pays for counselling sessions can be a major roadblock for many employees. In this blog, we’ll be walking you through the costs of EAP counselling, how it works and what to look for in a provider’s pricing model.

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Understanding average EAP utilisation rates: traditional vs. alternative Employee Assistance Programs

When it comes to the average utilisation rates of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs), low uptake tends to be the norm. In this blog, we compare the average EAP utilisation rates of traditional vs alternative EAP providers – and provide practical tips to help boost employee engagement.

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Stress management in EAPs: Exploring holistic approaches to reducing workplace stress

Stress is one of the most common workplace challenges – and can have the biggest negative impacts on performance. This blog explores the multifaceted nature of workplace stress and why employers are turning to alternative EAP providers to take a preventative approach to stress at work.

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Do EAPs cover family members? Exploring the scope of Employee Assistance Programs

Your people are looking for proactive ways to safeguard the health, wellbeing and safety of not only themselves but their loved ones. Here we share the scope of care for EAPs, explain whether family members are covered and arm you with practical tips for maximising utilisation and uptake.

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How to choose the right EAP: 10 things to consider when purchasing a wellbeing service

How to choose the right EAP: 10 things to consider when purchasing a wellbeing service. From hours of care to accreditations and usage rates, this video guide takes you through the most important considerations when choosing an employee care platform, with advice from the experts at Sonder.

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Are Employee Assistance Programs mandatory? Unpacking the legal obligations and ethical considerations of EAPs

As an employer, you want to do everything you can to get the best out of your people. But with so many legal and ethical obligations to consider, it’s important to understand your responsibilities and whether EAPs are the right choice for your business.

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How EAPs help employees: Exploring the effectiveness of Employee Assistance Program services

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services help employees navigate personal and work-related challenges. Here we explore the benefits for employees, why traditional EAPs are failing to meet the needs of modern teams, and how EAP alternatives are addressing these shortfalls head-on.

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Understanding the cost and value of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)

When buying or renewing an EAP, organisations must evaluate its cost and overall impact on employee wellbeing. In this article, we’ll share the direct and indirect financial benefits associated with EAPs and how forward-thinking teams are approaching value assessment.

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How to access your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services

Clear guidance on how to access EAP benefits allows employees to tap into support when they need it most. We explore how to access EAP services via the traditional pathways, and the modern approach offered by alternatives like Sonder.

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What is EAP counselling: A deep dive into Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counselling

EAP counselling provides support for employees dealing with personal and work-related challenges, though its effectiveness may vary. In this blow, we cover typical inclusions, benefits and considerations of EAP counselling that employers should consider.

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What is an EAP? Starting an Employee Assistance Program: A guide to workplace wellness

A traditional EAP is designed to assist employees with personal and work-related challenges. Their primary aim is to ensure employee wellbeing and maintain optimal job performance, but many employers are now looking for alternatives to provide more holistic, preventative care.

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Are Employee Assistance Programs confidential? What you need to know about EAP confidentiality

Trust in EAPs is crucial. Without it, many employees are reluctant to use them. Here we explain the codes of ethics that maintain confidentiality in employee assistance programs, and the exceptions where information can be shared.

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Rethinking employee support: Beyond traditional benefits of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)

As employee expectations grow, wellbeing support has begun to encompass medical and safety support, as well as mental health. Discover how modern platforms like Sonder are helping businesses tackle issues of staff turnover, absenteeism, presenteeism, and low engagement.

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