DO YOU HAVE THE TOOLS YOU NEED FOR A RESILIENT WORKFORCE?
Your people are your most precious asset, but their work doesn’t happen in a bubble. Their personal lives – from starting a family to financial hardship – can have a noticeable impact on productivity and quality of life. The great news is we can help you to help them move through life’s bumps and keep going strong.
HOW MUCH IS YOUR FREE EAP COSTING YOU?
There is a saying that you get what you pay for. Employee Assistance Programs are no exception. Many insurance providers offer free or embedded EAPs. The hidden costs and limited features are giving EAPs a bad name. It doesn’t have to be this way.
The cost of CorpCare’s EAP more than pays for itself by helping to prevent crises before they cause harm to your employees or your organization.
WHAT TO ASK TO FIND THE RIGHT EAP
Does the EAP offer management consultations?
Management consultations provide those leaders with help, support, and guidance, especially when they involve the employee’s work performance.
Does the EAP provide job performance referrals?
These referrals occur most often when an employee’s performance has deteriorated over time.
Are referrals verified for clinical appropriateness and counselor availability?
Many EAPs give callers a cumbersome list of counselors and direct them to make the phone calls and decide which one(s) to use.
How does the EAP partner with your company?
Dealing effectively with a difficult situation requires an EAP that is responsive, flexible, and draws upon its resources to help the employer help their employees.
Is there an Account Manager directly assigned to your company?
Account Managers serve as the liaison for all aspects of implementation and respond to any problems or concerns.
Does the EAP provide in their list of services training via in-person, online, or virtual?
Caring employers regularly use their EAP for training in employee development, and supervisory guidance.
Does the EAP help promote the program to your workforce?
The best EAPs provide printed and electronic communications, orientation sessions for employees, and training for managers/supervisors.
Does the EAP offer financial, legal, or childcare/ eldercare services?
These common areas often create personal stress and affect work performance and employees need a resource to turn to in the time of need.
How extensive is the EAP Provider network?
EAP’s should provide licensed counselors wherever your employees live and continually ensure the providers are up to date with their credentials and licenses.
CREATE A CULTURE OF WELLBEING
When you hire a new employee, you are taking on a measure of responsibility for their wellbeing. Every year, 18% of U.S. workers experience some type of mental health problem and the National Institute of Mental Health reports that depression is the leading cause of workplace absenteeism. Growing employee wellbeing issues have real impact on productivity, health costs, and overall health outcomes. EAP can, and we believe, should, be a resource to solve this growing crisis.
AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION
Employee Assistance Programs can be a powerful tool, helping both workers and organizations navigate personal crisis. What is even more important is understanding how EAPs can actually help avoid those same crises before they damage productivity or cause disruption.
Our 24/7 Crisis Help Line can help in the moment of need, and our extensive work-life services provide critical ongoing support.
We believe the most important thing we can do as your EAP provider is to empower you and your employees to be advocates for your own emotional and mental wellbeing. That’s why we make our training programs a top priority.
There are important things to consider when you are choosing an EAP plan:
Understand your organization’s needs and strengths. Organizations with strong ongoing employee communications experience the greatest benefit from an EAP.
Additionally, know what you really need, including the costs associated with and an EAP plan delivery, and the effectiveness of the services offered.
Ultimately, if you’re not getting the services you need and want, the plan is a poor fit – no matter how attractive the pricing seems.
Unfortunately, too many organizations wait until a critical workplace incident occurs before discovering the gaps in their EAP.
Instead, inform yourself about how your EAP plan can help you deal with issues proactively in the crucial minutes and hours after they occur.
With CorpCare, we ensure employers are immediately connected to a professional with critical incident response experience. We can offer on-site assistance for employees and managers.
Depending on the type and intensity of the event, the critical incident responder or response team may appear on site within a few hours. We walk you, your organization and your employees through the entire process with compassion and dignity.