Have you ever thought of implementing an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) into your company?
Some employers look at added benefits like EAP as just an additional expense, but have a program designed to help your employees through personal struggles can be a great investment into your staff and into the well-being of your organization.
So what is an Employee Assistance Program?
It is an employer-paid service that provides 24-hour confidential counselling to employees and their dependents. EAP programs can provide around the clock care to people regarding marital issues, mental health and wellness, child care and elder care referrals, alcohol and drug problems, legal and financial advice, grief and trauma assistance, and many other personal conflicts.
So why will an EAP benefit your company?
It has been shown that employers who invest in their employees yield a positive return. When your employees are taken care of and feel they have an employer they can trust, they are more eager to come into work, to work more efficiently, and are motivated to go above and beyond expectations.
Further to this, providing resources to employees that encourage their well-being will decrease absenteeism and increase employee productivity. When employees are overwhelmed by personal problems, they are much less productive at work. With the EAP program, your employees are able to speak to a trained counsellor who can provide them with the tools to effectively manage any personal turmoil they are currently experiencing.
Employee Assistance Programs are designed to improve the lives of your employees at no extra cost to them. By providing this service as a part of your group benefits program, you are investing in your people and are allowing them the space to thrive in their personal and professional lives, leaving to a more effective and efficient workplace.
If you're interested in setting up an Employee Assistance Program in addition to your benefits, give us a call.
If you are a member of the Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plan, your group benefits package already include an Employee Assistance Program and we are happy to provide you with the details. You and your employees might be unaware of this program, but we can provide you with written materials to pass out to staff.
Gold Key Benefits Group
4732 91 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6B 2L1