Of all the lessons employers have learned since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most crucial has been the importance of supporting the physical and mental health of their employees. And while many of us have now become accustomed to the ways in which we keep employees physically safe through social distancing, working from home or flexible work schedules, ensuring that employees feel mentally and emotionally secure may be a bit more challenging.
One great option for supporting employees is an employer-sponsored Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAPs offer a variety of services designed to help employees and their families in their personal lives. Not only does this type of benefit help your employees feel appreciated and supported, but it can also make them more productive at work by relieving stress and distractions outside of work.
Typically, EAP services include support for personal issues such as anxiety and depression, relationship/family counseling, crisis support, alcohol and drug problems, grief and loss, work conflict, and domestic violence. But they also often offer consultation services for legal and financial issues, childcare and eldercare, ID theft, homeownership and more.
As employers and employees work to find a new normal that works for them, an Employee Assistance Program can be a great way to build a more robust employee benefit package that helps reduce turnover, but more importantly, helps support employees when they need it most.
The team at Capital Benefit Services is available to help your company find the best benefits to suit your budget and the needs of you and your employees. Please call our office at 425-641-8093 to learn more.
Disclaimer: This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please seek the advice of a qualified medical professional before beginning or ending medical treatment or if you have questions regarding a medical condition.