The FDM Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) – A Wellbeing Initiative

FDM’s Employee Assistance Programme aims to provide 360 degree support to members of the FDM community. From legal advice, grievance counselling and more, we’re here for you every step of the way.

From day one at FDM we have always put our people first.

We’re constantly looking at ways we can enhance not just the success of the FDM community but their wellbeing and happiness.

Because we know that the quality of life doesn’t begin and end with the activities of a workday, we recently introduced a programme offering expert support and advice to help deal with everyday personal, family or work challenges.

The FDM Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

The EAP is a free and confidential service that can be accessed 24/7 by all members of the FDM community and their immediate family.

We want to ensure they have every opportunity to not just do well in their professional lives but also their personal lives.

Any FDM employee can contact the EAP at any time, 365 days a year, and speak to a credentialed professional for short-term counselling on emotional, financial, legal, family and work-life issues.

There could be many reasons to seek assistance

They may reach out to the EAP if they:

  • Are feeling overwhelmed by the demands of balancing work and family
  • Are experiencing stress, anxiety or depression
  • Are dealing with grief and loss
  • Need assistance with child or elder care concerns
  • Have legal or financial questions
  • Have concerns about substance abuse for themselves or a dependant

All phone calls are answered by a Guidance Consultant who will listen carefully and locate the best resource for them - from a counsellor in their community, to a legal or financial expert, to caregiving information.

All of these options offer expert advice and compassionate guidance round the clock, covering a wide range of issues. FDMers can receive not only reactive support when they need it but also proactive and preventative support to deliver the best possible outcomes.

A complete support network

The FDM EAP also offers online resources on a website where FDM employees can register to find a wealth of helpful, in-depth information. The down-to-earth advice covers specific topics under headings such as Wellness, Relationships, Work & Education, Finance, Legal, Lifestyle, and Property & Motoring.

They can also send a text question or use the available tools to customise resource recommendations. And they’ll have access to many short, interactive training modules to help build practical skills to deal with real-life challenges.

Like to know more about being part of the FDM community?

We’re proud to have helped launch the IT and business careers of thousands of graduates worldwide over the 30+ years we’ve been in business. But what we’re most proud of is the culture that has grown with us.

FDM has over 5,500 employees worldwide with 95+ nationalities working together as a team. We celebrate difference because we want everyone to have equal opportunity to belong and grow in their career. Shaped by our core values, we have built a vibrant, inclusive, and diverse culture where ideas can flourish, talent is nurtured, and achievements are recognised and rewarded. FDM is committed to creating a more gender-balanced workforce, supporting and encouraging women to pursue a career in IT.

To find out more about life at FDM – or to apply for one of our award-winning programmes – Get in touch here

About Bruce Finch

Originally working in advertising, Bruce has seen frontline action in New Zealand and the UK before settling in Australia. After starting out as an art director and moving on to creative director for a number of agencies, he realised his true love was writing. With FDM he found a company whose mission and values he could really get excited writing about plus the ideal supportive and collaborative environment he had always looked for.

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