COVID-19 & Employment Assistance Programs

LET’S TALK about Employment Assistance Programs (EAPs) – does your business use one? Unsurprisingly, EAP providers have seen an increase in demand this year. With the unique and challenging pressures of the pandemic encouraging more people to access supports. So, if you aren’t offering this benefit (and want to) or if you’re contemplating switching providers, what should you look for? We have a few tips.

  • Pinpoint what’s most important for you and your employees in an EAP service. Is a local provider best or if you are multi-regional, accessibility to all workers will likely be on your must-have list.
  • Shop around. Don’t be afraid to ask other like-minded businesses who they use to get some insights.
  • An EAP provider should work with your business. Look for a company that will be your partner and offers a range of support across the employee lifecycle.

When you do choose an EAP provider, make sure you communicate who they are, what they do and how to access support with your employees.

Do you need some HR advice around EAPs? Get in touch with our team for a chat.