The Katannuta Wellness definition of an EAP is as follows:
An Employee Assistance Programme is a service that assists in increasing productivity within the work-place by helping employees deal with their personal issues that may affect their work performance by providing confidential and professional counselling and guidance.
Katannuta Wellness is a company specialising in integrated corporate wellness solutions for small to medium-sized businesses. These wellness solutions encompass all areas of health – mental, physical and emotional. At Katannuta Wellness we believe our policy of designing tailor-made stress management programmes for every client enables us to provide bespoke solutions ensuring that your company’s specific wellness requirements are met. We also believe that by offering proactive wellness solutions instead of reactive wellness solutions, we can help create a healthier working environment for you and your employees.
"All the people who work for you spend more time at work than they do at home. They leave their families each morning and come in here to help you build your dream. Imagine that – they give you some of the best hours of the days of their lives.
So in return for this gift, what if, through your efforts, you did whatever it took to create a workplace where it was safe to be human again. Imagine what it would do for your employees if being at work was a thing of joy for them and a place where they could grow, learn and let their natural creativity come out to play.
What if you made it a priority to make their work fun and moulded the culture into a place where noble values were the norm. You can create this kind of culture at each of your wonderful hotels if you choose to do so. All it takes is time, effort and some innovation."
Taken from "Discover your destiny" by Robin Sharma
But what is corporate wellness?
In this day and age, where competition is tough and skills are scarce, companies are focusing their efforts on retention strategies and their working environment, understanding that a business can only be healthy if its staff are healthy. Corporate wellness is a systematic approach to enhancing the well-being of a company and its employees through a holistic range of tools and activities.
With a recent study by Corporate Absenteeism Management Solutions (CAMS) suggesting that sick absenteeism is currently costing South African companies a total of R19 billion a year, it’s obvious why leading companies are implementing corporate wellness programmes. Studies show that corporate wellness can be effective in managing stress, improving morale, lowering staff turnover and reducing absenteeism within an organisation.
These benefits in turn have a positive ripple effect. For example, by learning how to manage stress, employees also unlock creativity, which boosts productivity and creates a positive attitude in the work place.
Little wonder that many companies who see themselves as employers of choice view corporate wellness as a business imperative.
How can we help your company create a healthier workplace?
Katannuta Wellness offers three main services to small to medium-sized businesses across South Africa (1 - 500 employees).
Companies often realise that there are problems within their organisation - these typically manifest in the form of increased absenteeism, reduced levels of productivity, high staff turn-over and so forth - but they are not always sure what of the scale of the challenges or the nature of the challenges facing employees. To assist companies in this regard, Katannuta Wellness offers a unique Needs Analysis which provides valuable insight into the nature of the problems within a company.