An employee assistance program is an employee benefit program that assists employees with personal problems or work-related problems that may impact their job performance, health, mental and emotional well-being. There are five benefits of an employee assitance program: increased productivity, affordable for employers to implement, help businesses save money, encourage a positive work environment, and lead to increased employee retention.
Tips for finding the right program are services offered, personal support for individuals, consultation and training for management, critical incident response. Other tips are finding out who the counselors are, how employees access to support, how long the license available, where the referrals are delivered, and how your EAP helps manage costs.
To conclude, talk to an HR professional soon and find out more about this program and how it can help you with your employment needs and peraonal goals.