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MS in Human Resource Development



First Supervisor

Seth Silver

Second Supervisor

Barbara Francis

Third Supervisor

Marilynn Butler


In these now uncertain times, employees no longer leave their problems at home when they come to work. They spend valuable work time dwelling on personal issues and trying to come up with solutions, and/s a result, can be unproductive while at work. If the problems worsen, the employee may be absent from work or stop working altogether. The employee may complain of medical ailments, such as fatigue and headaches, and seek medical treatment at the employers' expense. In order to combat these types of problems, many companies are offering or considering the implementation of employee assistance programs. This essay illustrates that it is to a company's advantage to offer employee assistance programs as support for employees, as well as recommendations for future research.

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