Personal problems spillover into workplace (Web sight)

Knowing how to help troubled employees
By Ann Macaulay
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/29/2006

Personal problems involving family, finances, health, alcohol, drugs, gambling and stress can deeply affect an employee’s behaviour. The resulting decline in on-the-job performance can cost employers a great deal. An effective employee assistance program (EAP) can help identify and resolve these problems. The following websites provide advice that can help line managers recognize when an employee has a problem and how they can steer him towards counselling.

Helping the troubled employee