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Why You Should Consider an Employee Assistance Program

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EAPs Increase Productivity and Engagement

EAPs, or Employee Assistance Programs, are fairly common in 88% of Fortune 500 companies, according to Sarah Gallo in her article on Training Industry.  A white paper by William White and David Sharer shows that EAPs in one form or another can be traced back to the late 1700s due to a heavy drinking culture within certain occupations that often led to employees becoming alcoholics, thus negatively affecting their performance levels over time. By the late1980s EAPs became more formalized and expanded to address drugs, behavioral health issues, and work-life/dependent care situations.

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