Employees face unprecedented circumstances following the COVID-19 pandemic that has changed business and professional life for the foreseeable future.
We struggle with both personal and workplace issues, along with financial insecurity. It adds to the stress and mental health problems.
Business owners and organizations can introduce legal packages and programs, like the employee assistance program (EAP), which facilitate their workforce with resources.
What is EAP?
EAP helps employees resolve many issues regarding stress, which in turn affects their productivity and morale.
It provides a confidential source, which employees can use to find support or resources to tackle their problems.
The package includes short-term counseling, assessments, referrals, and follow-up services.
Benefits of EAP
People experience stress and anxiety within and outside the workplace. They face challenges finding work-life balance, productivity, and self-improvement, dealing with personal and family health issues, and working long hours to support their families.
EAP allows employees to cope up with stress during trying times and control it.
Unhappy and stressed employees are likely to miss more working days citing health problems. Performance dips under heavy workload pressure. It affects their mental state, and ultimately, physical.
Employees are caregivers outside their workplace, and hence, a tiring work life affects their personal life.
EAP offers tools to employees to manage times and reduce unhealthy habits and stress. They learn to cope better and find the energy to work and support their dependents.
Lesser accidents, reduced compensations
Workers engaged in physical labor need to work safely and smartly.
EAP ensures resources are readily available to them to manage problems and promote wellness. A healthy employee can focus on their work more, thus avoid accidents or injury.
Finally, it lowers your compensation claims.
A healthy and safe working environment ensures that employees stick to their jobs for the long term. The company’s reputation soars as employees lead a fulfilling life.
Investing in EAP demonstrates your concern for your workforce, and it promotes a feeling of loyalty among workers.
Affordable health care
EAP replaces expensive medical coverage packages by providing long-term support and resources to employees.
As they become mentally and physically healthier, their health care claims go down while their efficiency improves.
Call to Action Employers can adopt EAP as a benefits plan to support employees through challenging times, including mental health problems to a public health crisis. You can fill-up the form on our website to find out more about EAP.