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Employee assistance program (EAP)

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Employee assistance program (EAP)

A company-funded program which provides free, confidential, professional counselling services for both work and non-work-related issues. These can be problems caused by emotional and psychological stress, divorce or separation, work pressure, financial hurdles or any other form of issue causing work and morale to suffer. The money spent on EAP services can pay dividends of triple or more on lost time prevented.

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