Employee Assistance in Orange County, NY | Program Benefits

A full service employee assistance program is a cost-effective, confidential service that assists businesses, organizations and their employees and family members to address problems that interfere with productivity and the overall health and well-being.

Benefits Employers Realize with Quality Employee Assistance Programs

  • 35% increase in job performance from satisfied employees with high psychological well-being.1
  • 90% of employees agree that their mental health and personal problems spill over into their professional lives and have a direct impact on their job performance. 4
  • 75% of employees who seek care for workplace issues or mental health problems see substantial improvement in work performance after treatment. 4
  • 11.5% of any employee population will have mental health problems serious enough to affect job performance with:
    • 45% of these related to alcoholism,
    • 25% to emotional problems,
    • 13% to family problems &
    • 7% to drug problems 3
  • Employers spend $2.30 in lost productivity, absenteeism, and tardiness for every $1 they spend on direct health care and pharmaceutical cost due to depression, obesity, arthritis, back pain and anxiety. 2
  • 43% of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress which is linked to the 6 leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, pulmonary disease, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide. 4
  • Employee interaction and effectiveness with clients, co workers, and the public is enhanced when their health care needs are comprehensively addressed and treated.
  • The early intervention provided through employee assistance programs mitigates problems before they induce significant physical health problems and their associated expenses.
  • Both depression and stress can weaken the immune system increasing vulnerability to numerous other illnesses.

  1. Wright, T, Cropanzano, R., & Bonnett, D. (2007) The Moderating Role of Employee Well being on the Relation Between Job Satisfaction and Job Performance.  Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 12, 93-104
  2. Mental Health America, (formerly the National Mental Health Association), November 2009
  3. Lerner, D., Henke, R.M. (April, 2009) Most Employers Understand the Health Impact on Productivity Journal of Occupation and Environmental Medicine, Vol 51, Issue 4, 86-93
  4. Kemp, D., Mental Health in the Workplace: An Employer's and Manager's Guide (Westport, CT: Quorum Books, 1994)