What Is An Employee Assistance Program?
Troubled employees can be found in any organization , in every type of job, from an hourly worker to an office employee, to top level management and professionals - all levels of the work force.
Employees struggling with personal problems can lose up to 25 percent of their on-the-job time to personal phone calls, conversations and general preoccupations. nationwide, this loss of productivity costs $45 billion each year. Add to that an additional $2 billion lost to employee tardiness and an estimated $100 billion lost to absenteeism, and you can see why employers are 'concerned' about this widespread problem.
Up to this point, management has always had he option of simply discharging the troubled employee. that action compounds the problem by generating additional replacement costs incurred through recruiting, training and supervising new employees. this discharged employee simply takes his problems elsewhere, often on the next job.
The Employee Assistance Program addresses these problems by recognizing that the health and well being of the worker can be impacted both by factors in and beyond the work place. Stress, marital conflict, family problems, alcohol, drugs , financial and legal problems can all directly negatively impact a worker.
The goal of an Employee Assistance Program is to confidentially and properly assist persons whose personal problems may be affecting their job performance and on the job safety.
The Employee Assistance Program will help you to achieve and maintain a healthy and positive mental work attitude.
How Do I use My EAP Benefit?
Your EAP benefit can be accessed in two ways: either
as a Self
Referral or a Management
Training will be conducted by a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor CCDCIII & an Employee Assistance Program Trainer and consists of:
3 hours of supervisory training including:
Drug free workplace
2 hour employee orientation including:
Discussing the Drug
Free Workplace Program