EAP is a free, confidential program to help employees and family members resolve personal issues and better manage demands at home and work. It can also help you as a co-worker or supervisor identify employees who might be struggling and get them the help they need. In addition to your HR manager, you can speak to expert counselors and consultants on how to best intervene when an employee personal problem is apparent.
If you're not sure what to do, but see that someone is struggling, call EAP (866-228-0565) for a confidential consultation on how to best approach the situation.
SIGNS AN EMPLOYEE MAY BE STRUGGLING
Absenteeism or tardiness
Declining performance or productivity
Confusion or poor memory
Dramatic changes in mood (depression, anxiety)
Excessive anger or irritability
Changes in appearance, weight, hygiene
Reports of personal stress
Another area of concern is substance abuse, which creates many risks for both the user and for those around him/her. Alcohol and illicit drug use account for 5.4 percent of the world's annual disease burden, according to the World Health Organization. In addition to being a significant health problem, substance abuse also brings considerable risks for workplace safety. For some people, dealing with personal problems, financial stresses or relationship conflicts is a reason to increase drug and alcohol abuse.
To request EAP or related training, contact your onsite EAP consultant or Dr. John Pompe at 309-675-6263 or email@example.com.