Implementing Employee Assistance Programs
When the average employee hears the words "employee assistance programs", he may immediately think of medical benefits. Another employee may think of Workers Compensation. Yet another may think of further training for possible advancement. Although all of their conceptions are true, they are not all inclusive. There are several parts to the vehicle called Employee Assistance Programs, or EAPs. Employee Assistance Programs are defined by Myers as "structured programs that
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EAPs are in place for employees that need assistance because of personal problem but are still worth a great deal to the employers.
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