Why EAP?


Ensuring employees are happy at work is one of the most important jobs for any employer. Happy employees create positive and productive work environments, allowing everyone to thrive while working together toward a common goal. Unfortunately, there are times when personal problems prevent employees from doing their best work. This may lead to a sharp reduction in productivity and focus, and can negatively impact the rest of the team.

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BENEFITS OF EAP

1LEAD TO INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY
When employees are distracted by personal problems, they become less motivated and creative at work. They may also start to use more sick days in an effort to cope. Needless to say, these absences can have serious consequences.
2AFFORDABLE FOR EMPLOYERS TO IMPLEMENT
One of the major benefits of employee assistance programs is that they are surprisingly affordable, ranging from 42 to 60 dollars per employee per year. This is less than 1% of what the average employer pays annually for employee health insurance!
It’s important to keep communicating the availability of the program to keep it top of mind for employees. If you don’t, the likelihood that they will use it decreases significantly.
3HELP BUSINESSES SAVE MONEY
According to research, mental health issues cost employers a staggering $20 billion per year. In essence failure to address mental health related issues in the workplace can negatively impact on Organisational Bottom-line. On a positive note, Morneau Shepell reports that EAPs give employers an excellent return on investment: for every $1 you invest, the return is 8 times greater!
Investing in an EAP leads to reduced healthcare costs, lower medical insurance usage, fewer disability claims, and fewer absences.
4ENCOURAGE A POSITIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT
Stress-caused issues such as absenteeism, decreased performance, and health problems affect not only one person but the overall work force. Additionally, if someone is experiencing a high level of stress, they may become more defensive, argumentative, and a less communicative at work.
An EAP can help a troubled employee by providing support as well as an outlet to discuss their issues. As a result, the employee experiences an improvement in stress-levels, which will positively affect co-workers.
5LEAD TO INCREASED EMPLOYEE RETENTION
A positive work environment is a key factor in retaining talented employees. It costs little to implement and provides significant gains for your employees while helping to boost your bottom line. This vital program can go a long way in creating a happy, strong, and productive team.

Why EAP?


To address this, many employers have recognized the benefits of Employee Assistance Programs in helping keep their teams healthy and happy. An EAP is a program designed to boost your employees' performance by proactively helping them resolve personal issues. This program offers confidential and short-term support that assists with a variety of issues, including financial, legal, physical, and mental health. Recent Studies on workplaces have shown that job stress is increasing at an alarming rate..

Ongoing stress leads to exhaustion and apathy, often resulting in a lack of productivity and psychological burnout. EAPs can help prevent this, by providing employees critical support before their stress snowballs into a crisis.


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An employee assistance program (EAP) is an employee benefit program that assists employees with personal problems and/or work-related problems that may impact their job performance, health, mental and emotional well-being.


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