EAPs Benefit the Entire Organization
EAPs help retain employees and reduce turnover. . .Employees who have been your most troublesome may become your most responsible and most valued employees with the resolution of their personal problems.
EAPs reduce risk of lawsuits. . . . Terminating employees, although sometimes necessary, can be legally risky. EAPs make it less likely that employees with performance problems will have to be terminated, thereby reducing the likelihood of legal challenges.
EAPs help supervisors remain focused on performance. . . You are an expert on performance, not personal problems. An EAP makes it easier for you to do your job. EAPs also give you an alternative to tolerating poor performance, pleading with your employee to change, or figuring out how to terminate or transfer an employee.
EAPs help supervisors troubleshoot difficult employee management situations. . . Employee assistance professionals have more experience than any other profession in consulting with supervisors on managing difficult employees. This experience builds into an extensive base of practical knowledge available within the EAP field.