Staff at the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) are benefiting from a newemployee assistance programme designed to help them deal with the stresses ofmodern life. More than 60,000 civil servants have been given access to a confidential hotline,offering advice and support on a variety of issues arising from home and worklife. In the first two months since its launch, almost 600 troubled staff havesought advice, with about 400 concerned over personal problems and 160complaining about workplace issues. Kevin White, group HR director at DWP, said the hotline was launched partlyfor business reasons but also to provide staff with a good working environment.The hotline provides access to professionally-qualified counsellors, who canset up private meetings for staff seeking advice on work or personal problems. Previous Article Next Article Hotline launched to help workforce deal with stressOn 5 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.