Coaching / Mentoring
Alternatives EAP is an employee assistance program that features a
24 / 7 helpline. Services are available to support supervisors, managers, and HR specialists who must skillfully navigate the difficult challenges of working with diverse personalities, skill sets, and professional experience. We help staff comply with best standards of workplace fairness and equality.
Services for Supervisors, Managers, and HR Specialists
Specially Tailored Implementation Plan
We believe that all organizations are unique and require a tailored approach to properly implement a sound and well-functioning EAP within the organization. The Alternatives Implementation Team is headed by an experienced Executive Consultant (Account Manager) who will work closely with the organization’s designated coordinator or team to customize the implementation plan, understand the current dynamics of the organization, design the system, plan the overall operation, and help with the introduction of the program. Our implementation team will provide step-by-step assistance, and oversee our proven effective, four strategic implementation components.
(1) Analyze the environment.
(2) Establish system objectives and seamless vendor transition plan (if applicable).
(3) Develop initial announcement vehicles.
(4) Establish ongoing objectives and communications plan.
Consultations and Coaching for Managers
Alternatives EAP believes that one of its primary strengths and true differentiating points from other programs is how it works with the organization in dealing with the problem employee. Our experienced EAP Management Consultants will consult with HR, managers, and supervisors who have questions or concerns regarding employee behavior and making referrals to the EAP.
Identifying Troubled Employees
Assessing and Documenting Employee Job Performance
Developing a Plan of Action for Dealing with the Employee’s Problems
Meeting Confidentiality Requirements
Assessing the Threat of Harm
Company Referrals (Mandatory, Positive Drug Screen, Behavioral)
Alternatives EAP is also very much aware that one of the true values of an EAP is its ability to assist the organization in managing employee behavioral risk. The Alternatives EAP intense and focused management of the job-related referral provides the best opportunity for employer and employee success. There is no limit to the number of referrals during the contract year.
Critical Incident Response & Management
Experienced EAP clinicians, trained in crisis intervention, are available onsite within 24 to 48 hours (in many cases the same day) for immediate trauma/violence counseling and educational sessions for individuals.
DOT Compliance Services
Alternatives EAP provides its clients with DOT compliance services.
(1) DOT certified SAP evaluations and return-to-work through a nation-wide network of SAP certified evaluators with 12-month follow-up and supportive care, if needed.
(2) DOT reasonable suspicion compliance training for managers and supervisors.
(3) Education compliance programs for DOT covered employees.
Supervisor and Manager Training
Alternatives EAP offers a wide array of training opportunities for managers and supervisors.
The number of training hours varies by plan.
Making Referrals to the EAP
Dealing with Violence at Work
Managing Stress & Building Resiliency
DOT Reasonable Suspicion Training
Dealing with Depression & Presenteeism
Managing Through Change
The Alternatives EAP approach to account management is based on our commitment to provide “best in class” service to our client companies. We believe that one of our strongest differentiating points is the innovative strategy we employ for managing the way we work with our clients. Our Executive Consultants become a proactive contributor to the business and human resource goals of our clients. They are our most skilled, experienced team members who understand the world of work, and the employer’s interest in keeping employees productive. Your organization will receive an activity report providing data regarding program utilization on a quarterly and year-end schedule. The report includes the numbers of cases opened and closed during the reporting period together with pertinent client data including a variety of employee demographics, length of employment and services provided. This quarterly report helps the Alternatives Executive Consultant and the organization monitor program activities, plan future projects, and implement needed system changes.
But what about at home?
Alternatives EAP is ready to help round-the-clock.
Alternatives EAP also offers professional services to support your employees and their dependents who need help connecting to resources for challenges at home.
Short Term Counseling
Life and Health Coaching
Access to needed expertise and very important resources can help employees be present and productive at work. Marriage and relationship concerns, family and parenting questions, emotional and stress related issues, alcohol and drug problems, grief and loss, major life transition events, domestic violence, and work-related concerns are a few of the most common challenges that Alternatives EAP addresses.