• Geoff Maggs

Support your international workforce with a Global Employee Assistance Programme

Updated: Oct 9


When employees are on overseas assignments, their usual support networks (i.e. family and close friends) may be thousands of miles away. So, who can they turn to when problems arise? Many companies with international workforces are addressing this issue with the introduction of an employee assistance programme (EAP). The service allows employees to contact professionals 24 hours-a-day by phone, live chat, text and email in order to seek help for work/life issues including: -

  • Financial & Legal

  • Childcare & Eldercare

  • Debt support

  • Gambling

  • Substance Abuse

  • Workplace conflict

  • Redundancy

  • Change management

If an employee’s issue requires counselling, they can speak with a counsellor on the phone and face-to-face counselling can often be arranged, depending on their location.


Global EAPs are a very cost-effective way of helping to maintain and improve the mental health of your workforce. They offer a very positive return on investment (ROI) and improve productivity by reducing absenteeism.