An employee assitance program is an employee benefit program that assists employees with personal problems and work-related problems that may impact their job performance, health, mental and emotional well-being. The most common types of programs are management-sponsored EAPs, fixed-fee contracts, fee-for-service contracts, peer assistance programs, and member assistance programs.
The benefits of the program are employees arriving to work on time, employees taking less time off, higher employee retention, better work performance overall by staff, and fewer health insurance claims filed. Additional services are fewer labor disputes and fewer accidents in the workplace. Tips for finding the right assistance program are personal support for individuals, consultation and training for management, and critical incident response.
To conclude, talk to an assistance program representative and find out how their services can help your employees and business. The benefits are worth the effort.