Fall is here and you know what that means? Winter is just around the corner. We all know that with winter comes the winter blues for some of us. Let’s face it, it is hard to feel motivated to get to work and give it your all when you are battling against this. That is why all business owners must invest in an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for their employees. When this sadness starts to interfere with someone’s daily life, they need support. In a perfect world, an employee’s emotions / personal life would not affect them at work. Ultimately, that is not the case and as employers, we need to ensure we provide support and resources for our struggling employees.
When an employee is struggling in any area of their life (legal, financial, emotional, etc.) an EAP program may be a beneficial way to help them navigate this challenge. An EAP is a benefit that serves to assist employees resolve problems and allow employees to get back on track. This benefit shows employees that you care and offer some support in some of their hardest times. EAP’s are typically paid for in full by an employer and connected through a third-party administrator. This helps ensure that employees understand confidentiality and make them feel more secure in their conversations.
While an EAP program would only be one component of a competitive benefits package, it is an impactful one. These programs can assist employees in reducing stress and help them feel themselves again. A happy and fulfilled employee will show up to work motivated and positively impact customers, their team, and the work they do.