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Employee Workplace Programme
One of the most valuable resource of any company, large or small are their employees.
When an employee falls victim to substance or behavioural addiction, this can cause significant safety, productivity and performance problems in the workplace, which can in turn lead to major financial difficulties for the organisation.
Many organisations fail to deal with employee addiction effectively. They either ignore the problem, labelling it as a personal issue that does not involve the company, or go to the other extreme, initiating disciplinary action leading right up to dismissal.
It is important to understand that addiction affects every part of an employee’s life. Employers should be aware that addiction exists among a certain proportion of the adult population, but that it can be treated like any other disease. In fact, the workplace is an ideal arena in which to promote awareness and treatment services.
Employers are increasingly recognising that, as their workplace is a reflection of the community, community problems can become workplace issues. Denying the existence of the problem can be costly in terms of accidents, absenteeism, health costs and reduced productivity. The personal costs to the employee can also be immense, from legal and financial problems to family break-ups. Recognising the signs of addiction early on is a shared responsibility for everyone involved with the individual, including employers.
Unfortunately, addiction is a complicated issue, and the signs are not always clear. Managers and supervisors often lack the knowledge, skills or resources to spot addiction or to intervene effectively to deal with it. That’s why One Step can help employers who want to offer an employee programme to help those struggling with addiction.
One Step offers an employee workplace programme, which can be a significant help to the employee, while minimising disruption to the workplace. One Step provides the full range of support and aftercare services to those suffering from addiction, as well as education programmes and workplace intervention services.
A healthy workforce is vital to any business, so if you have an employee who is struggling with addiction or you want to better equip your company to deal with the issue, get help today. Contact us to request a call back or book an assessment.