Few workers take advantage of proven employee assistance programs

Employee assistance programs provide confidential referrals to help employees deal with elder and child care, stress, legal problems, smoking, and drug abuse, but many employees who have access to the benefit do not realize it. Others who do know the benefit is available often do not use it because of privacy concerns. Research has shown that EAP can cut absenteeism, improve employee well-being and save companies money. Los Angeles TimesĀ