Stay-at-home orders and remote work can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness, distress and anxiety. It’s critical to take care of the physical and emotional health during this time, and taking advantage of implementing an EAP program would be of great support for the overall wellbeing.
- During times of crisis, like the actual global pandemic, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help employees better cope with stress, isolation, burnout, loneliness, and depression.
- Employers can offer an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) as part of their employee benefits package.
- EAPs are employer-sponsored programs specifically designed to alleviate and assist in eliminating a variety of workplace problems generated by work-related or personal issues which are adversely affecting employees engagement, productivity and behavior.
- It offers easy access to confidential counseling and referral services to help employees handle the struggles of daily life that can interfere with work at any time, especially during the time of stress, pressure, anxiety, and fear caused by the global health crisis that has disrupted the way we live and work.