Key Benefits of an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
HR Tech Outlook | Friday, July 16, 2021
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FREMONT, CA: According to the Society for Human Resource Management, an EAP is a work-based intervention program designed to assist employees in resolving personal problems that may be adversely impacting the employee's performance.
These are some of the common problems an EAP can help employees with:
- Stress management. According to WebMD, work and finances are two of the most common sources of stress. Counseling for stress management may provide people with tools and strategies for coping with stress and minimizing its consequences.
- Domestic violence. Domestic violence resources vary from counseling to legal advice and intervention.
- Grief counseling. Anyone can be devastated by grief. Working in the middle of it can be challenging. Grief therapy is one of the most effective methods for assisting individuals in getting through difficult times without fully breaking down.
- Alcoholism. Alcoholism must be handled with respect and effectiveness, and EAPs are often best suited to directing individuals to appropriate treatment rather than providing it directly.
- Crisis management. Crises happen, and they always come out of nowhere. It can be anything from losing a home in a natural disaster to a variety of other unforeseen issues. Crisis management assists individuals in focusing on what they can handle and staying organized. Tools for crisis management will help people get back on their feet quickly and with minimal damage.
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