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A Bridge Between Home
The Consortium EAP provides
a bridge between home and work for employers and employees. When
an employee encounters personal difficulties, their job performance
is often impacted. At these times, assistance may be needed. Consortium
EAP is a tool that provides support, when needed, to help maintain
a healthy and productive workforce.
The demands of daily living can be challenging. Personal
or work-related problems affect employees in differing ways. That’s
why Consortium EAP offers a range of services, including short-term
counseling and referral for both job-related and personal issues,
for employees at every level in an organization. The Consortium
EAP provides professional counselors who provide confidential
support to employees and their family members. We also offer
training programs such as sexual harassment prevention seminars,
diversity training, and Drug Free Workplace policy instruction.
A Proven Approach
Published studies have shown EAPs to be consistently cost-effective,
not only by increasing productivity but also by eliminating
over-use of health care. According to an article in the
June 1998 issue of Nation’s Business, “A US Department
of Labor Study found that for every dollar
an employer invests in an EAP, it saves $5 to $16.”
The Consortium EAP provides a variety of workplace services:
- Problem Identification,
Assessment, and Referral
- The EAP identifies
and assesses problems of the client, develops a plan of
action, and when necessary, recommends or refers the client
to an appropriate resource for problem resolution.
- Short-term Counseling
resolution is available for employees and their families
through confidential counseling services.
- Supervisor Consultations
is available for managers and supervisors regarding management
issues and the referral of employees to the EAP.
- Management & Employee Orientation
Training is provided
for the organization’s leadership to explain their
role in the program as managers and supervisors. They
are instructed on how the EAP can assist them in managing
are also available on work/life issues, stress, parenting,
and other topics to promote healthy lifestyles.
- Wellness seminars
are available to help keep your workforce informed on important
health-related subjects. These seminars serve two purposes;
to educate and to prevent. Topics include work/life
issues, stress, parenting, and other topics to promote
- Companies receive consultation
on program design and implementation. An effective
program assists in meeting federal requirements and impacting
any existing alcohol and other drug problems. Training
is targeted to all levels of the company. Companies may
be eligible to save up to 7.5% on
their annual Workers
Compensation Premiums by participating in a Drug Free Workplace
What will all this cost?
The Consortium EAP rate is
$20 per employee annually. For instance, a company with
employees would pay an annual rate of $500. As a Chamber
Member you are receiving a discounted
rate. Additional options, including drug free workplace,
require minimal additional fees to cover basic costs.
This discounted rate is offered to Chamber
members who elect to participate in the Consortium EAP.
Remember, companies may
be eligible to
save up to 7.5% on their annual Workers Compensation
Premiums by participating in a Drug Free Workplace Program.
How BIG does my small business or company need
We are looking for any size business. Even if you just
have a few employees you can join the Consortium. The
purpose is to be able to offer every member business
a chance to provide an EAP.
What is a Consortium EAP?
The Consortium Employee Assistance Program provides
small business access to an employee benefit and risk
management tool that would otherwise be costly for a
small business to afford. By joining the Consortium EAP,
small businesses's are pooling together to increase purchasing
power and reduce cost.
Can an EAP meet the needs of Small Business?
Yes. In the whirlwind of growing business, it's easy
to get blown away. The groundwork for
success is often rooted in employees who are vital to
organizational growth. Nothing impacts an
individual's on-the-job performance more than personal
problems. Particularly for small business,
these issues quickly translate into lost days, declining
performance, missed deadlines, and
inevitably, higher costs. In a small group environment,
one person's personal problems can
rapidly spread and negatively impact others. Providing
a resource for employees to address
"problems of daily" living can pay for itself.
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