Griffiths, Julie
January 2007
People Management;1/25/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 2, Special section p10
The article focuses on the benefits of employee assistance programs (EAP). EAP refers to a counseling service accessed by a helpline and designed to help employees deal with work-related and personal issues. Based on the Employee Wellbeing Survey 2006, 48% of British organizations are offering or planning to introduce EAP. It cites that the main reason an employer would purchase an EAP service is to improve job performance and reduce sickness absence of workers due to psychological problems.


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