UK - Mobile systems giant Ericsson is setting up a round-the-clock assistance service for staff.
The Ceridian LifeWorks OneSource programme will give employees access to expert consultants, face-to-face and telephone counselling, and a library of printed materials.
The service includes advice on parenting and childcare, education and schooling, resources for care for the elderly, budgeting and legal issues.The programme also provides staff with access to information on addiction and recovery, disability and accessibility and counselling.
Employees also have access to the LifeWorks online service, which offers a database of downloadable educational material and interactive support from consultants via e-mail.
Ericsson communications manager Adam Lloyd said: “The LifeWorks service is seen as an important contribution in the well-being and support that Ericsson offers employees.”
Ceridian managed human resources services managing director Larry Byrne said: “Employers are increasingly understanding that HR solutions can demonstrate clear financial value to the business through a combination of enhanced productivity, reduced absenteeism, increased employee retention and reduced health care costs.”
• Montagu Private Equity has also signed up for LifeWorks.
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