The primary goal of EAP is to maintain an employees ability to be fully productive in his or her job.
EAP is an early intervention system designed to provide confidential, professional assistance to employees for personal problems that affect an employees ability to be fully productive in his or her job. EAP provides an assessment of the problem, and if necessary, refers the employee to appropriate services for treatment.
EAP is now recognized as a valuable asset to companies; reducing absenteeism, tardiness, accidents, workers claims, and job turnover. EAP is a cost effective way to promote productivity, increase morale, and provide management with a resource for resolution of performance problems caused by an employees personal and/or health problems; thus, decreasing over utilization of health care benefits. It shows your employees the company cares about them and their families. EAP makes good business sense.