Wellbeing issues severely or significantly compromise the ability to function at work for over a quarter (26.4%) of overseas employees with wellbeing concerns, according to data released recently by Towergate Health & Protection.
The figures are from one of Towergate Health & Protection’s leading global employee assistance programme (EAP) providers that looks after over 6.5 million employees worldwide.
- 54.5% of employees in Africa who contacted the service said their ability to function at work was severely or significantly compromised by wellbeing issues.
- 28.3% of employees in Europe said their ability to function at work was severely or significantly compromised.
- 25.8% of employees in the Asia Pacific region said work was severely or significantly affected by their wellbeing.
Sarah Dennis, Head of International at Towergate Health & Protection, said “Employers of staff overseas mustn’t underestimate how work can be impacted by employees’ health and wellbeing. These figures show that putting support in place is not just a nice-to-have, it’s fundamental for the business.”
Work impact is assessed at the time of intake and is based on a bespoke workplace assessment functioning scale. The assessment measures a range of outcomes including absenteeism, presenteeism, compromised performance and reduced concentration, with the impact on being able to function properly at work categorised from negligible to severe. Over a quarter (26.4%) of those contacting the global EAP service were categorised as having their ability to function at work significantly or severely compromised ...