Unlimited Options

A division of Nancy Lowrie and Associates, LLC that provides customized Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) for companies and organizations with valued employees.

 

The Benefits of an Employee Assistance Program
 
Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) are employee benefit programs offered by employers typically in conjunction with a health insurance plan. EAPs provide employees with resources to deal with personal problems or issues that might adversely impact their work performance.
 

Each year, declining job performance from troubled employees impacts an employer's bottom line through reduced revenue, higher absenteeism, decreased productivity, increased administrative burden, and even higher insurance premiums. Declining job performance is frequently the result of marital or family problems, drug or alcohol abuse, personality conflicts with co-workers, etc. Left unresolved, these problems affect job performance, often with help being sought only during times of crisis or after disciplinary action or pending dismissal. Unfortunately, at this point the problem is at its worst and prognosis for successful treatment at its lowest. In an average business or industry, at least 10% the workforce fit in the 'troubled' employee category. Studies indicate that such a 'troubled' employee costs an employer 25% of his or her salary. This figure does not include the administrative costs of disciplining, termination, and replacing an employee if the problem remains unsolved. Nor does the figure reflect the cost of retraining a new employee.
 
 
Employee assistance programs (EAP) seek to reduce this cost by helping to identify the troubled employee early and direct them to the appropriate level of care. Early identification of a problem improves the prognosis and abbreviates the problem thereby reducing losses in both time and money to an organization.
 
 
Finally an affective EAP genuinely promotes the health and productivity of the individual. Studies suggest that offering EAP’s may result in various benefits for employers as well, including lower insurance costs, reduced turnover and absenteeism, and higher employee productivity and morale.

If interested, just contact us so we can customize a program for your organization.