When EAPs and Small Businesses Come Together

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We recently had the opportunity to talk with Patrick Gaul, manager of account services at ease@work, about how EAPs can be beneficial to small businesses.

When EAPs and small businesses come together

Small businesses are impacted more by types of employee performance and behavior issues addressed by an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) than larger businesses because one employee affected by a personal concern makes up a larger percentage of the total workforce. Gaul says having a free, confidential resource to address mental health concerns and work/life balance issues is essential in maintaining a productive workforce.
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ERC and ease@work Offer New Small Business EAP

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ERC is thrilled to partner with ease@work to provide small businesses an affordable solution for employee assistance programs.

The ease@work/ERC program provides small businesses an affordable approach to accessing a full-service EAP. The services in this group purchased program help employers address workplace issues like absenteeism, substance abuse, conflict or stress in the workplace, and provides all the other offerings of a full-service EAP, at a cost that’s affordable to small businesses. EAP’s are an outstanding employee benefit and support the attraction and retention of top performing employees.

“ease@work has been a tremendous partner of ours for many years providing employee assistance programs to our members, and we’re excited about making this an affordable option for small businesses. ERC is proud to be a client for this innovative program,” said Pat Perry, President of ERC.

“For almost 10 years, ease@work has recognized the need to bring quality EAP services to the growing small-business market,” said Janet M. Schiavoni, Director at ease@work. “We are thrilled that we have reached an agreement with ERC that expands our partnership which allows our program to be an affordable benefit for organizations of any size.”

For more information on how ease@work can help your organization click here.