The primary aim of the Employee Health and Wellness Programme (EHWP) is
to make a positive contribution towards maximum employee productivity and
effectiveness in the workplace. Various organisations have implemented the EHWP,
but the achievement of its aims and objectives need to be investigated in order to
ascertain whether the service is successful. In order to achieve this, the article aims
to evaluate the effectiveness of the EHWP services in the Free State Department of
Education, Motheo District.
In order for the DoE to comply with legislation they need to ensure that there
is adequate provision of human and capital resources. Employees should be
knowledgeable on the content of policy guidelines and procedures to promote
utilisation. Accessibility of the programme will depend on the restructuring of the
EHWP section from being a subsection to a Directorate. An appropriate structure can
make the EHWP section more effective. Staffing, competency, integration and early
identifi cation can be dealt with if the DoE can employ personnel with appropriate
skills. Confidentiality and the model through which EHWP services are rendered
are challenges in the DoE as this influences the utilisation of EHWP services.