Class Limited provides Employee Assistance Program access to all customers

September 10, 2020

Class Limited (ASX:CL1) is committed to supporting mental wellbeing in the wealth accounting industry by announcing on R U OK? Day that it is making its Employee Assistance Program (Class EAP) available to all its customers.

The Class EAP was introduced two years ago to provide Class employees with the tools and support to navigate a range of personal and professional challenges, and today’s announcement will extend this offer to all customers of Class to access the same services at no charge. The Class EAP will be available to any employees of Class’ 2860 strong client base.

“At Class, we are creating a mentally healthy workplace for our employees and are proud of our efforts to support our people We have seen the significant benefits the Class EAP has brought to our people’s wellbeing, so naturally we want to share this with our customers,” Class CEO, Andrew Russell, said.

“We understand that Australian businesses are working through a difficult time, with Australia’s first recession in nearly 30 years confirmed last week. The accounting and advisory professionals are currently at the centre of this crisis, both in terms of managing their own businesses, but also by being trusted advisers for their clients whose businesses are also being impacted.

“We want to support any of our customers that may need some help, either with their own personal circumstances, or in working through how they can best assist their clients. If the Class EAP program can provide that support, then we are pleased we can help in some small way.”

The Class EAP provides a confidential counselling service which is available 24/7. The service provides tools and services on a range of matters including anxiety, financial stress, grief, nutrition, career advice and change management. It includes extensive online resources such as podcasts and fact sheets, and also features a dedicated COVID support framework.

All interactions are confidential, and Class will receive no data other than the number of interactions with the service.

“For some of our customers, they may be having difficult conversations with their clients around financial stability or employment changes. These are vital conversations to have, and if access to the Class EAP can provide the training and support they may need to serve their clients in these difficult times, then Class welcomes their use of our EAP program,” Russell said.

Class has announced to its customers this morning that the service is available to them to use, and it will fund all interactions with its EAP until the end of the year. The option of providing further support into 2021 will be reviewed in December.

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