Assessment 1 – HR09 – Employee Relations Case Study
Task 1 – Manage Employee Relations
EAP stands for the Employee assistance program, . This program began when organisations began understanding the importance of employee relations and employee welfare. The EAP developed as better and better strategies were being used to get employees to open up and also with more technology, the EAP became more effective. The purpose of this voluntary program, is to find employees that may seem to be struggling, and consult with them and give instructions and guidance on how to improve. There is usually a volunteer who is good at consulting with others and solving employees problems. The employees may need consulting of many problems such as sexual harassment, violence, stress, addiction, or any other serious issue in the workplace. This is a short term counselling strategy for employees that need to improve their issues. According to , EAP is important because protecting the employees and identifying the issues of the employees will help the organisation resolve the employees problems. This will improve the employees performance.
The kinds of organisations that offer EAP are usually service organisations that assist with other organisations employee human resources. Many organisations are designed to provide EAP for other organisations. One example is the ACACIA Connection EAP, which is at Level 12, 95 Pitt Street, SYDNEY. This is a high quality service for EAP counselling in Australia, NSW. The employees of ACACIA Connection EAP are trained professionals with high experience and skills to train and consult with troubled employees.
Sexual harassment –EAP assists employees that are being sexually harassed by employees, managers, anyone in the workplace. It is tough to get consultation for this because it is so hard to have the courage to speak up.
Stress – many people do not understand how significant stress can be on someone’s lives. Stress will cause people to look focus and can also put a lot of pressure and weight that is not necessary.
Serious Incident or Traumatic incident – traumatic incidents can be very scary for employees. these incidents such as a building fire, equipment scare, loss of a colleague, etc will impact on the workers focus and performance.
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