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Tech. Q. Master Brew. Assoc. Am., 1986, 23(2), 49-56. English

The (u.s.) employee assistance programme: evolution, components and operation.

Burtt, R.L.

The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provides employees with an opportunity to seek assistance for a wide variety of personal problems e.g. alcoholism, drug addiction, marriage difficulties, emotional problems, family problems, financial difficulty, legal entanglements and psychiatric disorders. Three models are discussed; In-House, Consortium and In-House Counselling Program. The In-House model, in which the organisation concerned employs full-time staff to administer the EAP is discussed in detail. The advantages and disadvantages of each EAP model for employer, employee and union are tabulated.
Keywords : operating organisation programme management staff