The Value of Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
As a business professional, you know the impact having healthy employees has on your business: Work gets done on time, a positive environment, retention of good people.
You also know some things can derail employee productivity, timing of work deliverables, and quality of work. Some may be easy for you to see and impact, while others may not be. Life stressors like relationship challenges, loss of loved one, or changes in caring for a family member may also be taking a toll on your workforce.
Question: What can you do to help prevent these life stressors from affecting your business?
Answer: EAP – Employee Assistance Program
Employee Assistance Programs are a work-based benefit to help employees resolve personal problems that may be adversely affecting their professional and personal lives. Many EAP services either directly or indirectly address mental health with the provision of short-term, solution-focused services to help employees better manage common life stressors such as relationship challenges, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, or other common issues.
The value of providing EAP services to your employees can be huge for both your business and your employees. A few impacts to business include:
As BayCare, we’re dedicated to improving the health of our community. And that means not just physical health, but mental and emotional health too. That’s why as part of BayCare Behavioral Health, we offer EAP services to local organizations seeking a more hands-on approach to supporting their employees’ emotional well-being.
As a local EAP provider, we support employers with a local EAP option tailored to meet an organization’s needs and staffed by local mental health professionals who live and work in the communities they serve.