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Employee Counseling Services Chapter 11 Human Resource Development.

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1 Employee Counseling Services Chapter 11 Human Resource Development

2 Components of Typical Program Problem identification – screening Education Counseling Referral Treatment Follow-up

3 Advantages of In-house Counseling Services Internal control Familiarity with organization Coordination of treatment and follow-up Communication with organization Sense of ownership Greater credibility with some supervisors

4 Disadvantages of In-house Counseling Services Confidentiality Lack of resources Reluctance to use Limitations in staff/expertise

5 Characteristics of Effective Counseling Programs Top management commitment/support Clear policies and procedures Cooperation with local union Range of care Clear confidentiality policy Use of records for program evaluation Health insurance benefit coverage Family education

6 Employee Assistance Programs Substance abuse Mental health Individual adjustment External factors – crime, abuse Family crisis Workplace harassment Legal and financial problems

7 Effectiveness of EAPs Alcoholism Absenteeism/sick leave Work performance Methodological issues

8 Stress Management Interventions Organizational stressors Individual’s psychological and physical response Potential interaction between stressor and individual response

9 Employee Wellness and Health Promotion Programs Exercise and fitness interventions Smoking cessation Nutrition and weight control Hypertension

10 Issues in Employee Counseling Effectiveness of employee counseling interventions Legal issues Whose responsibility is employee counseling? Ethical issues Unintended consequences

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