While some stress is normal, excessive stress can cause damage to your employee’s mind and body as well as interfere with their job performance.
A little bit of stress is healthy and can help employees stay focused, energetic, and able to meet new challenges, however, too much stress leaves them unproductive, feeling worried, and/or overwhelmed. To help reduce workplace stress there are plenty of things an Employer can do, however, offering a Company sponsored Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is most beneficial for the employee and the Employer!
The goal of an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is to provide employees and their families an opportunity to find solutions to personal problems and difficulties before such problems interfere with work performance. The program can help employees to address a variety of problems including family and marital conflicts, work or school-related problems, legal matters, financial concerns, alcohol and drug problems, stress and emotional problems.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) allows a way for employees to connect to a variety of specialists, including psychiatrists and psychologists, who will provide personal and confidential guidance for employees and their dependents at no cost to them and best yet….. participation in the EAP is strictly confidential. Participation will not jeopardize job security or opportunities for advancement. These resources are free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
When it comes to caring for employees there is only so much an Employer can do. To shield an Employer from knowing all the ins and outs of an employee’s complex life, activities, kids, schedules and stress, referring to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can be an excellent resource. If you have an EAP accessible to employees, they can seek their own confidential help and you (as the manager) won’t need to get involved and/or even know of the problems going on (with the employee) which is exactly what you prefer, right?! If you would like more information about an Employee Assistance Program please contact Susan Arnold at HR On-Call, LLC. I can connect you with some great resources and competitive pricing!
A little more about us:
Susan Arnold, owner and lead HR Consultant at HR On-Call, LLC. Susan has 20+ years of HR experience and provides a HR presence to business organizations without the overhead expense of a full-time employee. Susan helps business owners improve employer/employee relationships and allows them to focus on their business while resting assured that they are in full compliance with state and federal law.
Areas of expertise:
- Reduce Employer Risk and Liability
- Customized Employee Handbooks
- Performance Reviews
- Improve Employee/Employer Relationships
- Background Checks
- Personality Assessments
- Guaranteed EEO Compliance
- Employee Retention
- Recruitment / Hiring
- Employee Discipline/Discharge
Susan is passionate about her customers and listens to their needs. If you are interested in any of the details above or would like more information about her services, please contact Susan!