Top 10 Reasons for Implementing a Health & Wellbeing Service (EAP)
1) Improved Productivity
Employee Assistance Programmes are designed to improve the productivity of your employees. When an employee is dealing with personal issues such as mental illness, family problems or substance abuse, to name a few, the result is often a drop in productivity at work. EAPs provide the company with prevention techniques, assessment protocols and health management services. This means that while helping your employees deal with all of life’s little ups and downs and we all know these are unavoidable, you are also ensuring effective company growth and development.
2) Reduced Company Costs
When an employee is suffering personally it is likely their work will suffer too. The bottom line is when this occurs the company incurs financial losses. EAPs are designed to reduce the impact that social, psychological or physical problems have on the employee in order to reduce the financial impact on the company.
3) Independent Third Party Assistance
EAPs are third party agencies that specialise in connecting employees with appropriate services according to their needs. EAPs work with the company to provide employees with the best possible health, safety and training services. They assess individual employee needs, refer employees to suitable services and provide employees with confidential professional services. Essentially an EAP can manage the overall health and safety of your employees so that you can get on with business.