How Your Team Could Benefit from an EAP

June 13, 2022 | Taking Stock of Where We Stand Amid Many Challenges Audrey Faber, Human Resources Generalist, Focus OneSource,

A team of happy employees and a strong company culture can have a huge impact on the success and productivity of your business. Business owners can only hope to have happy and healthy employees, however outside stressors frequently get in the way of optimum productivity in the workplace.

What is an Employee Assistance Program?

An Employee Assistance Program, or EAP, is a valuable voluntary employee benefit. EAP services often include counseling with professionals, referrals, assessments, and follow-up services for a variety of issues. All of these services are confidential, which gives employees an added peace of mind.

Business owners across the country are making the strategic decision to take advantage of the many benefits of EAP’s… And you should too!

  • Create a more productive workplace. One of the biggest benefits of offering an EAP is your employees have an outlet for anything that is bothering them outside of work.
  • Retain your valued employees. Offering EAP benefits demonstrates that business owners care about their employees wellbeing. If employees feel valued and taken care of, they are more likely to stay with the business long-term.
  • Save money on healthcare expenses. Business’s that avoid addressing mental health in the workplace could be making a costly mistake. Mental health concerns could be costing businesses thousands – or more – each year. 

If you want to show your employees you care and offer them a valuable and confidential benefit; it may be time for your business to incorporate an Employee Assistance Program.