Employee Assistance Programs


How Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) Can Help Your Staff

Drug abuse, mental illness, alcoholism, stress, divorce, family issues, depression, eldercare issues, childcare issues, parenting issues, financial or legal issues, family violence  – chances are that either you or someone close to you will face at least one of these challenges during your life. And, of course, the same applies to your staff.

And, no matter how much someone tries to not bring any of these challenges into the workplace, chances are they will. Work productivity will be affected.

Not convinced? Did you know that 70%  of those who reported using drugs are employed!

So – what to do?

An Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

As an employer, you may also see:

  • Decrease in Workers Compensation claims.
  • Decrease in employee benefits exposure & experience.
  • Decrease in absenteeism & tardiness.
  • Increase in employee productivity.
  • Increase in supervisory effectiveness.
  • Retention of valued employees.

More than 70% of all Fortune 500 companies have implemented an EAP.  For just a few dollars per employee per month, you can provide a confidential EAP program that will help:

  • Decrease lost time.
  • Decrease on the job accidents.
  • Decrease grievances.
  • Decrease missed work days.
  • Decrease attrition rates.

One of the EAP providers, Aspiria, has provided a return on investment calculator, to help you see how an EAP can help your company. Click here.

For more information, please contact Chris Gory at either 416-754-3910/1-800-773-8638, or at chris @ ipfs.ca.