10 May How an Employee Assistance Program is GREAT for your bottom line
If your organisation does not employ an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) service, then you are not only turning a blind eye to a key employee health and wellness issue, you are also effectively saying that you don’t care about issues that impact significantly on the bottom line of your business such as productivity, absenteeism, attrition, and engagement, among others.
That’s because the personal and work-related issues that follow around your employees have a very real impact on their willingness and ability to perform their jobs.
Think about it from your own point of view. Do you perform at your peak level when you’ve got problems on the home front? What about when you’ve got a conflict with a co-worker or, worse, a boss?
What percentage of your mental focus during the day is on your work and what percentage is on the problems you’re going through?
10% to 15%…..or more?
How, exactly, does that impact on the quality of work you produce?
If you haven’t ever had the experience of going through a tough time when you just couldn’t shake the stressful, depressing, angry or otherwise negative emotions that go with it, then perhaps you can at least appreciate what it must be like for people to be going through a tough time and still have to report for work and try to do their best.
The number of people in the workforce who are affected by personal and work related issues is, by the way, quite significant. Some estimates say that 20% to 30% of working people suffer from issues such as:
- Substance abuse
- Relationship conflicts
- Financial difficulties
- Workplace bullying
- Job insecurity
And while an EAP service is not a remedy for everything that troubles everyone in the workforce, it can help a lot of people manage through tough times and get back to full productivity quickly. And that means that an EAP is not only good for your employees, it is also good for your bottom line.
Amovita consulting offers a variety of services that can help your business succeed. Some of our most popular services include our EAP program, training programs, team building, human resource consultancy and executive management coaching. Contact Amovita today to see how we can help you build and grow your business.