AXA ICAS International is a leading global provider of Employee Assistance Programmes

Through our global network of ICAS and partner offices, we cover over 50 countries worldwide

Previous poll results

Previous poll results

Previous poll results

Does your company provide an HRA (health risk assessment) tool?

Yes23%
No59%
Not sure14%

How do you view difficult projects?

As a challenge71%
As a problem29%

What do you believe is the best way to boost EAP utilisation?

Regular promotional posters0%
Regular promotional emails50%
Details on company intranet0%
Manager referral12%
Leaflets given out when employee joins company25%
Other12%

Do you believe presenteeism is a problem in your company?

Yes57%
No0%
Not sure43%

Does your company allow employees time off for volunteer work?

Yes and it is actively encouraged20%
Yes, but it must be as part of an annual leave quota7%
Yes, but it must be taken as unpaid leave27%
No20%
Not sure27%

How advanced is your company’s Critical Incident Management service?

Excellent / Good11%
Fairly basic22%
Outsourced11%
Not sure if there is one56%

Is it acceptable to take partners or family with you on business trips?

Absolutely not, it’s equivalent to stealing from the company8%
No, they might distract me from the task I’ve been sent to do15%
Yes, as long as it doesn’t cost the company anything54%
Absolutely yes, it’s a perk of the job and it stops me from getting home sick23%

Does your company provide in house training and coaching?

Yes42%
Yes, outsourced25%
No25%
Not sure8%

Research indicates that an employee’s lifestyle or health status (e.g. obesity) can affect their work performance? Do you:

Agree96%
Disagree4%
Not Sure0%

If you wanted to contact your EAP for support, would you consider using e-counselling via a video link?

Yes43%
No29%
Not Sure29%

What do you believe is the biggest influence to improving employee workplace happiness?

Flexible working23%
Monetary incentives0%
A wellbeing & health programme8%
Effective management team46%
Office set up / atmosphere23%
Giving employees more control0%

How comprehensive is your company’s relocation service?

Excellent / Good22%
Outsourced0%
Basic information11%
Don’t have one22%
Not sure44%

What do you think is the biggest cause of employee discontent?

Heavy workload.19%
Bad management.41%
Dissatisfaction with salary.9%
Concerns over job security.19%
Limited career growth.12%

How good is your employer's smoking cessation programme?

Excellent12%
Good12%
Poor25%
Doesn't have one25%
Not sure if there is one25%

Do you feel your employer takes active steps to help you to manage stress?

Yes25%
No75%

What’s the best way to promote healthy eating in the workplace?

Supplying free fruit once a month20%
Setting health challenges25%
Providing chilled storage for people to keep their lunch in45%
I agree with healthy eating but I believe that most employers’ scope for promoting it is limited10%

How confident would you feel managing people who have recently experienced a bereavement?

Very confident35%
Fairly confident35%
Do not feel equipped30%

Psychological research suggests that reflecting on your achievements, no matter how small, can boost your mood. Do you:

Agree77%
Disagree3%
Not sure20%

In the last month, how often have you had trouble sleeping?

Every night44%
Frequently2%
Sometimes2%
Rarely1%
Never51%

What is the alcohol and drug policy in your workplace?

Don't have one33%
Unsure20%
Zero tolerance33%
Disciplinary process13%

Is there any support in your workplace to help people stop smoking?

Yes31%
No69%

Have you had to deliver bad news at work?

Yes54%
No46%

How many difficult conversations have you had with members of your team in the last 12 months?

None18%
1-544%
6-1021%
More than 1118%

Have you received any training in recognising symptoms of stress?

Yes14%
No86%

Which one of following do you think costs more to your organisation?

Absenteeism49%
Presenteeism51%

How often is stress an issue in your workplace?

Never3%
Rarely5%
Sometimes38%
Frequently36%
Constantly18%

 

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