EAPs (Employee Assistance Programs) provide a wide range of services to employees and their family members so that they can meet professional and personal demands. Ultimately, this leads to greater life satisfaction and peace of mind.

When EAP services first entered the market, they offered only short-term counseling and referral services. Today, EAPs offer numerous additional services. For example, resource and referral searches help locate solutions for common needs. Your employees may spend time searching for child or adult care, home repair services, education options, health and wellness resources, or even pet services. Their EAP will quickly and efficiently guide them to the desired resources. Employees can take advantage of consultations with experienced professionals to address difficult and unexpected situations and problems. Also, learning and development services increase employee knowledge and skills.

Who benefits from EAP services?

EAPs provide benefits for both employees and employers. Employees and their families benefit by having a cost-free support resource for work and life issues. Employers benefit from higher productivity when employees are healthy, happy, and functioning well at work.

What are some of the benefits of EAP services?

  • Confidential, cost-free support and guidance from an objective, caring professional
  • Help in developing strategies to manage difficult situations
  • An opportunity to look at an old problem in a new way

This can lead to…

  • Greater peace of mind
  • Less stress
  • More time
  • Clarity about a situation and how to approach it
  • New ideas for dealing with problems and managing change

 

EAPs make sense for today’s workplace. They make sense for employees who are struggling with work and family issues. They make sense for employers who care about the well-being of their employees. And they make sense for your bottom line.