The Advantages of an Employee Assistance Program

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Life is not a smooth pathway, but a ragged road filled with ups and downs. Significant roadblocks can appear out of nowhere and produce a serious negative impact on personal and professional life. One solution to tackling work-related stress or other types of personal problems is an Employee Assistance Program, also known as EAP.  A program of this type provides employees with real-time, day and night access to professional counsellors via telephone, videoconference, or – if the situation calls for it – in person.

Let’s take a look at why an EAP can be so valuable:

Total Privacy

Your company’s employees will value the fact that they’ll receive the help they need to manage delicate problems in total privacy. The wonderful thing about an EAP is the fact that the employer is generally not aware when employees are using the service. This way, people working at the company don’t have to worry that their outside problems will damage their careers.

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