An Employee Assitance Program, or EAPs, is vital to any company’s benefits package. They provide employees and their families access to mental health and addiction counseling services. EAPs can also help employees deal with other personal problems affecting their work performance.
What should I know about this?
Most EAPs are provided by third-party providers and are available to employees at no cost. An EAP typically offers counseling services, legal assistance, and financial planning resources. Some EAPs also provide Employee Assistance Specialists (EASs) who can work with employees to address personal issues affecting their work life.
EAPs are confidential, meaning any information disclosed to an EAS will not be shared with the employee’s employer. This confidentiality is important because it allows employees to feel comfortable seeking help for personal problems without fear of reprisal from their employer.
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