Employee alcohol and drug abuse costs American businesses $65.5 billion annually in lost productivity according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Without Employee Assistance Program (EAP) intervention, these and other personal issues may escalate and lead to reduction in job performance or increased use of behavioral health and medical benefits. The effort of an EAP is to significantly contribute to the well-being and productivity of employees and the companies they serve. An EAP can assist with many issues, including:
"?¢ Relationship or family conflicts
"?¢ Drug and alcohol abuse
"?¢ Stress management
"?¢ Grief and loss
"?¢ Anxiety and depression
"?¢ Job stress
"?¢ Financial concerns
"?¢ Managing change
Employee Assistance Programs offer many features that allow employers to tailor a program to meet their specific needs, such as telephonic or face-to-face counseling, customer service coverage 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, management consultation and supervisory training programs, educational employee workshops just to name a few.
This service is very beneficial to both employers and employees, reducing work-related injuries, absenteeism, behavioral healthcare expenses, and improved employee productivity. Employees appreciate EAP services as a convenient, confidential resource to help them deal with personal issues.
If your business would like to know more about how Employee Assistance Programs can be of benefit, please visit EAP Consultants, Inc. at http://www.eapconsultants.com.
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