Employee Assistance Program?
An employee assistance program (EAP) is a work-based intervention program designed to identify and assist employees in resolving personal problems (e.g., marital, financial or emotional problems; family issues; substance/alcohol abuse) that may be adversely affecting the employee’s performance.
EAP services are usually made available not only to the employee but also to the employee’s spouse, children and non-marital partner living in the same household as the employee. EAP plans are usually 100% paid by the employer.
So how do EAP's Help?
Small Companies feel the problems.
While smaller companies have fewer employers and therefore lower utilization of an EAP program, small employers with employee problems may suffer the effects of those problems more. Decreased performance and productivity will hurt a smaller employer’s bottom line faster. Workplace negativity can spread like wildfire in small company and if employees leave on masse, a small company could be damaged beyond repair.
Sometimes employees need help with their families, their children, their relationships/marriages, with a wide range of problems.We understand. We can help employees deal with a wide range of problems such as stress overload; grief; job problems; alcohol, drug abuse or other addictions; depression, anxiety, parenting or step family issues and other concerns. We can also help you enhance your self-esteem or explore ways of bettering yourself. No problem is too small... or too large.
"Sometimes EMPLOYERS need help!"
We Provide Management/Supervisory Training and Employee Orientations
We are ready to help you with your small business, by helping your employees, their families and by helping your management staff deal with difficult people problems.
What We Do: Our staff consists of caring individuals who are certified counselors. We'll offer professional support and direction towards resolving problems or concerns. We'll listen and help employees sort things out. We can also help by referring to other resources if necessary. We also provide consultation to managers and supervisors.
For Small Business Only
CONCERNED associates provides EAP services for small business firms. (500 employees or less). We can design your EAP to address your company’s individual needs, for a safe and productive workforce. Our programs have a record of enhancing client performance and improving productivity. We can help add to your bottom line by reducing absenteeism, employee turnover and behavioral health care claims.
OUR EAP Programs are SPECIFIC-SMALL BUSINESS Programs
EAP is a Solid Investment
The National Institute of Mental Health documents that at any time, 20% of the national employee population is having personal problems and could use help from a professional counselor. The NIMH further documents that 10% of the employee population has serious problems that impact their ability to perform their job at an acceptable level. Our belief is that this 10% of the population should always be seen and evaluated by a professional EAP counselor.
In order for a company to maximize it’s EAP dollars, and achieve the return on investment cited below, the program must utilize all the components of the traditional work based EAP. ( i.e. management training, assisting with employee performance problems, employee orientation, and professional EAP counseling).
Implementing an effective EAP often produces a return of $7 to $15 per dollar invested. You can expect actual savings on behavioral health care insurance claims of $2 to $5 for each dollar of EAP services.
Employee assistance programs that prevent Employment Practices Liability and loss prevention may far exceed health insurance cost containment. According to Dan Fuerst, www.workexcel.com, the average jury award for wrongful termination is $500,000 with out of court settlements averaging $100,000. The low cost of a fee per employee based program is so minimal compared to the potential risk employers face by being sued by their employers.
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