Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) can provide employees with free and confidential short-term counseling to isolate problems and, when appropriate, refer employees to outside organizations, facilities or programs that can help resolve those problems.

Participation in an EAP is strictly voluntary. EAPs provide comprehensive counseling and referral services to help employees strike a balance between their work, their family, and other personal responsibilities.

EAPs can help employees who have:

  • Alcohol and/or drug problems
  • Mental or emotional problems
  • Family responsibilities
  • Financial or legal difficulties
  • Dependent (both child and elder) care needs

Since job effectiveness can be adversely impacted when employees are dealing with the variety of life’s troubles, EAPs often represent an employee retention alternative. The goal is to restore employees to full productivity.