Why Your Business Needs an Employee Assistance Program

Taking Care of Your Employees

When most people think about employee benefits, it likely involves things such as prescription drugs and dental care.

But there are Employee Assistance Programs that assist employees suffering from personal and professional challenges such as substance abuse, job stress, mental illness, alcoholism, divorce, family issues, depression, eldercare and childcare issues, financial or legal issues and family violence.

EAPs are designed to deliver a variety of services to keep employees healthy, happy and productive. They help employees get the help they or their family members need when and if it is needed.

EAPs are particularly relevant to startups that operate in fast-paced
and high-velocity environments. It is a world in which getting the job done at any cost is almost a mantra. The reality, however, is startup employees (including founders) can struggle with high expectations, stress and depression.

For just a few dollars per employee per month, a confidential EAP program can help:

  • Reduce in Workers Compensation claims
  • Reduce in employee benefits exposure and experience
  • Reduce in absenteeism and tardiness
  • Increase employee productivity
  • Increase supervisory effectiveness
  • Retention of valued employees
  • Reduce lost time
  • Reduce on the job accidents
  • Reduce grievances
  • Reduce missed work days
  • Reduce attrition rates

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