A good basketball team is at its best when its top players are on the floor. Similarly, a company is the most productive, efficient and innovative when its best employees are in the right positions, doing great work.
A benefit with benefits
An EAP helps identify at-risk employees and assist them in finding the professional help they need. An employee who enrolls in the EAP may, for example, immediately be put in touch with a counselor or social worker.
- Decreased absenteeism,
- Reduced accidents and fewer workers’ compensation claims,
- Greater employee retention,
- Fewer labor disputes, and
- Significantly reduced medical costs arising from early identification and treatment of individual mental health and substance abuse issues.
An EAP is, of course, not a substitute for health care insurance.
Employers don’t have to create and administer EAPs on their own. A wide variety of vendors are available. But, as is the case with any benefit, it’s important to choose a vendor carefully and make sure you get good value for your investment. Please contact our firm for assistance in assessing the costs and specific features of an EAP.