Existing Workplace Wellness Programmes Are Not Fit for Purpose: Here’s Why

Have you ever felt frustrated with existing workplace wellness programmes that promise to solve your organisation’s problems but fall short of your expectations? You’re not alone. Here we’ll dive into the reasons why existing employee assistance programmes often fail to deliver on their promises. More importantly, we’ll explore the steps you can take to break free from this cycle and create a better path towards supporting your employees personal growth and success. 


The Pace of Change

Have you noticed that existing workplace wellness programmes often fail to keep up with the rapidly changing world around us? The pace at which technology evolves and new ideas emerge can render these programmes outdated before we even have a chance to fully implement them. It’s time to break free from the constraints of outdated systems and embrace a more agile approach to supporting employee wellbeing that results in higher productivity, fewer absences, less burnout, and putting your organisation in the position to attract and retain the best talent and be an employer of choice when recruiting.


The Importance of Customization

One size does not fit all, especially when it comes to employee assistance programmes (or EAPs). Existing EAPs often follow a rigid structure that fails to account for your employees unique circumstances, strengths, and weaknesses. It’s essential to recognize that we are all individuals on our own unique journeys. By embracing a more personalised approach, we can tap into the true potential of your workforce.


The Power of Empowerment

Existing workplace well-being programmes often place too much emphasis on external factors and fail to empower individuals to become the architects of their own success. It’s time to shift our mindset from relying on others to taking control of our own lives. By cultivating a sense of self-belief and resilience, you can better support your employees to overcome any obstacles that come their way and create their own paths to success.


The Need for Continuous Learning

Learning doesn’t stop once a workplace programme is completed or a specific goal is achieved. It’s an ongoing process that requires a commitment to continuous growth and improvement. Existing EAPs often neglect the importance of lifelong learning and fail to provide the necessary tools and resources to support ongoing personal development. Let’s break free from this limitation and embrace a culture of continuous learning and self-improvement.



The employees in your organisation deserve a personal development journey that aligns your organisational goals, values, and aspirations with those of your employees. Existing programmes may have their limitations, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for mediocrity. It’s time to take control of your situation, break free from the constraints of outdated systems, and create your own path to success.

Read The Workplace Wellness State of the Market 2023 Report

The Workplace Wellness State of the Market 2023 Report: The Unprepared Reality of Cancer in the Workplace and How to Safeguard Your Organisation is for:

Workplace wellness providers and employee assistance programmes (EAPs) aiming to incorporate programmes focused on specialised cancer research and measurable outcomes to enhance their current portfolio beyond generic workplace wellness offerings.

Insurance providers who want to empower their customers to achieve better health outcomes and reduce the risk of claimants.

Employers who want to see higher productivity, fewer absences, less burnout, attract and retain their best talent and be an employer of choice when recruiting.

To empower individuals within an organisation to lower the risk of cancer and other chronic illnesses. It provides useful advice if someone has recently been diagnosed with cancer; dealing with the emotional and physical effects of cancer treatments; when medical appointments are over; reintegration back into the workforce and guidance for caregivers of loved ones.

The Report Covers: The Role of Workplace Wellness Needs to Be Redefined; Challenges and What Organisations Want to Achieve; Why Existing Workplace Wellness Programmes Are Not Fit for Purpose; and, Structure of a Successful Workplace Wellness Programme.

Read the The Unprepared Reality of Cancer in the Workplace and How to Safeguard Your Organisation.

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Our programmes are also designed to meet the needs of employers, insurers, workplace wellness providers, and employee assistance programmes who want to offer dedicated cancer and wellness services to their clients, customers, and employees.

Written by James Walters

Community Manager at the Tree of Life Anti-Cancer Lifestyle Community and Programme and The Cancer Coach Cancer wellness and coaching programmes for Individuals, Workplace Wellness Providers & EAPs, Insurers, Employers, and Cancer Treatment Providers.

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