|WHAT IS AN EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)?|
An Employee Assistance Program is a set of services counselling and other personal swervices provided by an employer without cost to the employee. These services assist an employee to overcome events which affect their work, personal performance and life.
Employees are a valuable resource for a business or other
organisation. Large investments of time and money are made in
developing employees knowledge and skills so they can make
ongoing contributions to the success of the business or
Unfortunately, events occur at work and away from work that may impact significantly
on employees capability to work and their attitude to work. Rather
than lose these valuable people, who often have become friends in addition to being employees, Effective Counselling can provide services to help your employees and management through the
times of trouble.
Examples of issues that may occur are:
Employees who become the victims of traumatic events such
as a hold-up or the death of or injury to a workmate;
Personal and family issues which impact on their well being and
Changes at work that
affect their career paths;
Workplace issues such as harassment and other
confronting events that need to be addressed in a caring and understanding
Employee Assistance Programs provide ready access for employees to have
effective counselling without having to bear the cost of such counselling.
Everybody wins. Valued employees are assisted in addressing the
issues before them. The objective is for the employee regain at their
previous performance levels or better and rsolve their issues. Employees are
able to address key issues that affect their quality of life and