Why Do We Need An Employee Assistance Program?







Your people are your most important asset so taking care of their needs beyond nine to five is smart business. Providing employees with an individual, full-service Employee Assistance Program (EAP) affords a more substantial range of services than the embedded EAPs that may be included in your Life and Disability coverage.

These services administer confidential assistance to employees and their families at no additional cost. Plus, they’re typically available 24/7 over the phone, in person and online, which saves employees valuable time not spent researching help for personal problems. Benefits include:

  1. Work Resources – Many EAPs offer professional development tutorials on topics ranging from how to avoid burnout, conflict intervention, project management and valuing diversity in the workplace.
  2. Talent Management – These group services include team building, wellness in your workplace, anti-harassment training, supervisors’ workshops and leadership development.
  3. Life Assistance and Resources – Access to specialists who assist families with finding child and eldercare services. Other issues employees often seek help to address include anxiety, alcohol and drug abuse, couple counseling, mental health, divorce and adoption to name a few.
  4. Legal Assistance & Resources – Complimentary attorney consultations on matters such as divorce, contracts and identity theft, plus 24-hour emergency legal aid for arrests or jail.
  5. Financial Assistance & Resources – Financial concerns are often at the top of the list of stress inducers. EAPs offer budgeting help, planning for retirement or college, divorce as well as tax service consulting.

EAPs provide support, counseling and resources for life issues that can take time away from work and family. For more information, please contact Cindi Elstien, SVP-Human Resources at CElstien@AlperServices.com.