Employees Assistance Program(EAP)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- A Counseling, Training and Referral service for the employees offered by the employers. This program is offered to the employees to help them deal with personal problems that might affect their job performance and work-life balance and well being. EAPs generally include short-term counseling and referral services for employees and their household members. The organization may also refer employees (supervisor referral) based upon unaccepted performance and conduct issues.
Employees and their household members may use EAPs to help manage issues in their personal lives. EAP counselors typically provide assessment, support, and referrals to additional resources such as counselors for a limited number of program-paid counseling sessions. The issues for which EAPs provide support vary, but examples include:
- Substance abuse
- Occupational stress/Career and Employability issues
- Emotional distress
- Major life events, including births, accidents and deaths
- Health careconcerns
- Financial or non-work-related legal concerns
- Family/personal relationship issues
- Work relationship issues
- Concerns about aging parents
An EAP’s services are usually free to the employee and their household members, having been prepaid by the employer. In most cases, an employer contracts with a third-party company to manage its EAP. Some of these companies rely upon other vendors or contracted employees for specialized services to supplement their own services, such as: financial advisors, attorneys, travel agents, elder/child care specialists, and the like.
Confidentiality is maintained in accordance with privacy laws and ethical standards.
Benefits for employers
Some studies indicate that offering EAPs may result in various benefits for employers, including lower medical costs, reduced turnover and absenteeism, and higher employee productivity. Critics of these studies question the scientific validity of their findings, noting small sample sizes, lack of experimental control groups, and lack of standardized measures as primary concerns. Proponents, however, argue that the consistency of positive findings across studies in different service sectors denote at least some positive effect of programs, even if the most effective components of such programs have not been determined. EAPs may also provide other services to employers, such as supervisory consultations, support to troubled work teams, training and education programs, and critical incident services.
The provision of employee assistance services has established business benefits, including increased productivity of employees (termed “presenteeism”) and decreased absenteeism.
ThetaSkills’ EAP & SAP:
Employees’ Assistance Program (EAP)
ThetaSkills’ unique attempt to reach out to the troubled hearts in Government, Private and Public Sector Organisations is growing in leaps and bound because of its strong followers who has been benefitted by the services provided by ThetaSkills.com. We offer following services under one umbrella brand ThetaSkill.com. with a range of experts working in association with us for your benefit .
All services are provided with an active feedback and remedies.
ThetaSkills’ Students’ Assistance Program (SAP)
We offer our Expert Employability Services to School, College students and Office goers too:
- Career Management & Skill development
- Academic Counselling – For students who are feeling helpless and are not able excel in academics.
- Co-Curricular trainings: Dance, Music, Theatre, Photography, and any other hobbies they might take up to have a holistic growth.
- Guding to Develop stressbusting hobbies for adults.
We have many experts who are associated with us to serve you better and guide all to a better life.