Employee Assistance Programs

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Employee Assistance Programs Introduction One of the main objectives in any organization is to have a team of employees that is able to work at their maximum best to meet the set organizational targets. For this objective to be achieved, employees of the organization should be fit enough to ensure maximum production. Organizations that appreciate that success is mainly dependent on the output of their employees place priority on the wellbeing of employees. There are various issues that may affect the productivity of an employee. The issues may be personal or may be as a result of pressure from the work place or work mates. Some of the issues could be as a result of drug substance abuse or alcoholism. Others could be family problems, legal or financial issues. Of all the possible reasons that could affect an employee's performance, alcoholism is given least attention. This is because alcohol is still not a legal substance and the least that an organization would do is to set policies that no employee should be drunk during working hours. As for the other issues, a certain program better known as the Employee Assistance Program has been set to help employees deal with them ADDIN EN.CITE Affairs2007801(Affairs, 2007)8018016Bureau of National AffairsEmployee assistance programs: benefits, problems, and prospects2007VirginiaBureau of National Affairshttp://books.google.co.ke/books?id=rz4UAQAAMAAJ( HYPERLINK l "_ENREF_1" o "Affairs, 2007 #801" Affairs, 2007). Discussion
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