An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a service offered to company employees and includes a range of confidential services and resources to help with problems employees face in their everyday working and family lives.
An EAP provides assessment, referral, and brief counseling to employees and their family members for a variety of problems such as family, marital, child, substance abuse, stress, anxiety, and depression. It is based on a philosophy of prevention and early intervention.
Further, an EAP provides Human Resources and management, consultation on a variety of behavioral concerns which could affect job performance. An EAP provides managers with identification of problems and options for solutions.
Why Your Company Should Provide an EAP?
All employees experience problems in their lives. It is a fact of nature. Even getting a promotion, having a baby, getting married and adult children leaving home can cause unexpected stress. Personal problems are not always left at home.
Employees often shoulder invisible burdens that threaten both their well being and the organization they represent. Employees who are not working at their top effectiveness are affecting your company's bottom line.
How Your Company Benefits from an EAP?
How Your Company Benefits from an EAP Service helps managers and supervisors effectively address employee productivity and job performance issues. An EAP Service positively impacts the company's bottom line by:
- Reduction of Work Place Violence
- Reduction of Use of Medical and Behavioral Health Benefits
- Reduction of On the Job Accidents
- Reduction of Workers Compensation and Disability Claims
- Reduction of Disciplinary Action
- Reduction of Exposure to Litigation
- Reduction of Turnover and Retraining Costs
- Provides for both Mandatory and Non-Mandatory Training
- Assists Human Resources in dealing with Employee Problems
- Improves Employee Morale
- Helps manage unexpected events and crises
- Provides management consultations
How Will You Benefit from an EAP?
An EAP service benefits the employees by having provided for them a valuable resource for problem identification and resolution.
An EAP assists employees by providing:
- Health and Wellness Training
- Confidential assessment, brief treatment, crisis intervention and referral to appropriate resources
- Problem solving approaches to problems
- Early intervention and prevention trainings
- Resources for legal, financial, child and elder issues
- Link to community resources
- Information and resources
- 24 hours a day every day access to services