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Support your employees and improve productivity: Introducing mental health benefits for Remote EOR employees

Written by James Doman-Pipe
June 4, 2024
James Doman-Pipe


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Mental health is a crucial aspect of overall wellbeing and has a significant impact on workplace productivity. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression and anxiety costs the global economy an estimated $1 trillion per year in lost productivity.

When employees face mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, or stress, it can have a significant impact on your business. These issues often result in reduced concentration, increased absenteeism, and a higher likelihood of turnover.

As a result, proactively addressing mental health needs can generate substantial benefits for both your people and your organization.

  • Employees with mental health support are more likely to stay focused, motivated, and engaged, leading to better overall performance.

  • Preventive mental health care can help avoid costly treatments and reduce overall healthcare expenses by addressing issues before they escalate.

  • A supportive workplace culture that prioritizes mental well-being enhances your company’s reputation, making it a more appealing place to work for top talent.

With this in mind, we’re excited to announce the launch of our Global Mental Health benefit in 83 countries, in partnership with Oliva. Available to employers using our employer of record (EOR) services, the benefit can enhance your team’s well-being, drive stronger employee retention, and increase productivity.

Global Mental Health program, powered by Oliva

Designed to be flexible and comprehensive, this new benefit caters to the diverse needs of your global workforce.

  • With flexible budget levels, you can choose the coverage that best fits your team’s needs.

  • We currently offer global coverage across 83 countries, with plans to extend to the USA and Canada later this year.

  • Employees receive individualized assessments to better understand their unique challenges and obstacles, with 1:1 sessions available with qualified coaches and therapists.

Oliva’s platform — available through the web or via app — offers a wide range of resources and support options to help people manage their mental health effectively. These include:

  • Personalized assessments, which help employees understand their unique challenges and obstacles.

  • Hours of original, self-guided content, including access to yoga, breathwork, meditation, sleep work, and mindfulness programs.

  • Exclusive content for managers, designed to help them motivate teams and navigate complicated scenarios.

  • Immediate, 24/7 assistance available via chat, text, or phone call in multiple languages.

  • The option to extend benefits to up to three friends and family for broader support.

In addition:

  • Employers can offer between one and 12 pre-paid virtual sessions per year with qualified experts in 35 languages, plus text-based chats with their coach/therapist.

  • Employees can also access additional sessions.

Getting started

Offering your employees mental health benefits is easy, fast, and cost-effective.

Already managing EOR employees through Remote? Log into your Remote account and open the Benefits hub. From there, you can enroll existing team members by country. If you have any questions or require assistance, you can reach out to your Remote rep to find out more.

Not yet working with Remote? If you want to start providing mental health benefits — and a wide range of other competitive, locally-tailored benefits — to your people, book a demo with one of our friendly experts today.

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