Given the prevalence and effect of poor employee mental and physical health on Canadian businesses, we’ve made significant investments in independent research to assess the value and impact of member assistance programs. Not only is it the right thing to do, it also helps to ensure our solutions are driven from evidence-based outcome research.
Through the data, we’ve seen time and again the significant return on investment in assistance programs, including improved health and productivity outcomes, increased engagement and savings across other lines of benefits.
Read about some of our research below, and see first hand the impact of assistance programs on Canadian businesses and their employees.
Arete Arive: The Key to Resilience
This new, independent study illustrates how use of the Arive Employee Assistance Program contributes to significant improvements in employee resilience—the ability to cope and bounce back through adversity.
Therapeutic Alliance: Client-Counsellor Connections that Matter
Learn about the big impact therapeutic alliance (client-counsellor connection) has on clients’ mental health journeys—particularly for clients of our Arive Employee Assistance Program.
Measuring Successful Counselling Delivery at Arete: The ImpactMetrix
Introducing the ImpactMetrix—an analytic tool that generates metrics for counsellors in the Arete Network and helps us ensure client experiences are the best they can be.
Productivity Outcomes and Employer Savings for Arete Arive Users
An independent study illustrates how use of the Arive Employee Assistance Program translates into significant improvements in employee productivity, presenteeism, reduced unplanned absences and meaningful reductions in employer costs.
A Conversation about Connection
Dr. Bill Howatt of Howatt HR and Arete’s Shandy McLean shared their thoughts with the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans on the importance of using digital mental health tools to build connection among employees who are physically distant.
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing—Support When You Need it Most
When traumatic incidents happen, we’re often at a loss for where to begin to ensure staff get the support they need to process the event. Arete’s Critical Incident Stress Debriefing support services can, and does, help.
Video-based Counselling Shifts to the Mainstream
An assessment of the value and efficacy of video-based counselling as compared to traditional, in-person counselling.
Mental Health Stigma—a Barrier to the Use of EAPs
This study illustrates the association between worker perceptions of stigma and their comfort with accessing Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) when in need—and shows a path forward for employers.
Job Stress and the Impact on Employee Wellness and Performance
Job stress is a top source of worry for many and one of the reasons workers seek help through their Employee Assistance Program (EAP). This study—conducted using Arete EAP data—looks at the prevalence of job stress in Arete EAP users and its impact on individuals (relative to those using the service for other reasons) and organizations.
Taking Care of (Your) Business
A look into how we took care of our Arete Business Assistance Program users in 2021.
The Results are In
A look into how we took care of our Arete Employee Assistance Program (EAP) users in 2021.
Employer ROI for the Arete Employee Assistance Program
Are you an employer with an Employee Assistance Program from Arete? See the significant return this investment in your staff can have on your business.
A Researcher’s Inside Look at the Impact of EAPs
Unique insight into the efficacy of Employee Assistance Programs on workplace health.
Workplace Mental Health a Growing Concern
This study illustrates the significant social and economic impacts related to stress, anxiety and depression.