While December is typically chock full of holiday festivities, the month can also be a cause for tension among your employees due to looming end-of-year deadlines and multiple family obligations. It can also be a nightmare for managers who have to figure out scheduling when everybody wants to take vacation on the same days. You need your employees to not only stay focused on the business, but also feel less stressed. Here are a few suggestions to help keep them engaged through the holidays.
Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) – The What, Why and How
When personal problems spill over into the workplace, they can cause undue stress, lower productivity, and create uncomfortable working conditions. Employee assistance programs (EAPs) are confidential and short-term counseling services that can help employees facing personal or professional challenges that negatively impact their performance at work. EAPs can also include training and development of employees and supervisors, policy creation, family support, and programs for alcohol and substance abuse.