Employee Assistance Programs for small and medium sized businesses.
Companies often have Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) in order to maintain a productive, effective and functional working environment.
The primary goal of an EAP is to ensure the mental health of employees so that they can consistently contribute to the growth of the company.
EAPs cover everything from stress-related illness, drug and alcohol addictions to family related stress, grief, parenting challenges, marital problems, depression, anxiety, etc.
These types of programs have proven highly effective for the wider success of companies that employ them and for the individual employees of those companies. When these things are going on and the employee IS at work, other problems can result. Mistakes are made, productivity lessens, tempers flare – it does affect their co-workers and the overall environment. The aim of an EAP is to reduce the amount of time employees take away from work and to ensure that when they return they do so with renewed strength and optimal mental health.