Lasting Change Blog

August 25, 2013

Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) have risen in popularity over the last couple of decades as a strategy for employers to create a healthier, stronger workforce, and in doing so, increase their bottom line.

When an employer offers an EAP benefits to its employees, research shows an increase in employee retention, a reduction in employee turnover and absenteeism, and an increase in employee morale and productivity.

Increasingly, EAPs are incorporated into an employer’s health benefits package. In fact:

  • Due to their proven success, EAPs have seen considerable growth, with 35% of companies maintaining these employee services in 1985 to nearly 75% currently.
  • EAPs have seen a benefit-cost ratio of up to 26:1 for employers, and have helped to provide employment stability for the work force, representing a significant return on...