Employee Assistance (EAP)
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) originated in the 1940s and provides a range of services to assist with:-
- marriage and family problems;
- stress related problems;
- financial and legal difficulties;
- psychological conflict; and
- workplace conflict.
Employee Assistance Programs furnish professional counsellors who provide confidential assessment and short-term counselling to employees and their families in order to assist in dealing with these, and related, matters.
The business community has recognized that many everyday life stresses can negatively affect employee attendance and concentration, the general workplace morale, and an employee’s ability to perform well on the job. Today, many companies provide EAP services for their employees.