Morneau Shepell and 1to1Help.net form strategic alliance to provide EAP services to multinational organizations
Employee Assistance Program support available to employees in India and 170 other countries
TORONTO, April 12, 2016 /CNW/ - Morneau Shepell Inc. (TSX: MSI), the leading provider of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) in North America and one of the world's largest, and 1to1Help.net, the leading EAP provider in India, today announced that they have signed a long-term strategic alliance. The two companies have combined forces to provide EAP services to employees of multinational companies, wherever in the world they are situated.
"India has emerged as a major centre of employment for multinational corporations, both those headquartered elsewhere, as well as those based in India that are expanding their operations globally," said Richard Albert, Vice President, Global Business Development, Morneau Shepell. "Over half of Fortune 500 companies have employees in India, which has become a world leader in business process outsourcing, technology and manufacturing operations. We are thrilled to be partnering with 1to1Help.net, who have been at the forefront of EAP services in India. Through working with our alliance, multinational clients can provide the same level of support to their employees in India as they do elsewhere in the world, enhancing their global value proposition as an employer of choice."
EAP services are a relatively new employee benefit in India. These programs help employees deal with personal problems that may be negatively affecting their health and well-being, as well as their job performance. Employees, and in some cases their immediate family members, may receive short-term counselling or referrals for help in dealing with their issues. Given the high incidence of depression in India and the high youth suicide rate, EAP services may be especially important for employees working in this country.
"Morneau Shepell and 1to1Help.net will share best practices and partner closely on service delivery and global account management," said Anil Bisht, Director, 1to1Help.net. "While our approach will be tailored to meet cultural needs in various countries, our level of support will be consistently high and focused on helping employees regain and maintain good health. This alliance enables our companies to provide world-class EAP services to the rapidly growing array of emerging Indian-headquartered global companies, as well as to foreign domiciled multinational organizations with significant employee populations in India."
One of the world's leading EAP providers, Morneau Shepell has also been a global pioneer in the EAP industry for more than two decades. The company currently provides expatriate and localized EAP support in more than 200 languages and in 170 countries around to the world to corporate, small business and public sector clients.
About Morneau Shepell Inc.
Morneau Shepell is the only human resources consulting and technology company that takes an integrative approach to employee assistance, health, benefits and retirement needs. The Company is the leading provider of employee and family assistance programs, as well as the largest administrator of retirement and benefits plans and the largest provider of integrated absence management solutions in Canada.
Through health and productivity, administrative, and retirement solutions, Morneau Shepell helps clients reduce costs, increase employee productivity and improve their competitive position. Established in 1966, Morneau Shepell serves approximately 20,000 clients, ranging from small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations in North America. With almost 4,000 employees in offices across North America, Morneau Shepell provides services to organizations across Canada, in the United States, and around the globe. Morneau Shepell is a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MSI). For more information, visit morneaushepell.com.
About 1to1Help.net Pvt. Ltd.
1to1help is India's largest provider of Employee Assistance Program (EAP). 1to1help services help employees to address their stress areas & facilitate better productivity at the work place. Established in 2001, the company pioneered the concept of EAP in India. It is the only provider in India that has its processes certified by ISO9001:2008. The company supports 1.6 million employees, across a spectrum of MNC & Indian corporates, in industries like IT, ITES, Banking, FMCG, Airlines, Telecom, Hospitality, Consulting etc. through a team of 125 counsellors in 55 locations of 20 cities in India. Till date the company has addressed more than 200,000 counselling sessions across issues like relationship, marital issues, self-development, anger management, shyness, suicidal intent etc. The company has a robust protocol to handle critical cases. Our Technology Platform facilitates a sophisticated Case Management System. This allows data analysis & MIS that our customers find insightful. Besides EAP, 1to1help provides services in the area of Prevention of Sexual Harassment at workplace (POSH), Healthy Maternity & Shift Lag Services.
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