Browsing Employee Assistance Archive School of Social Work by Subject "acquisitions"
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The History of Employee Assistance Programs: A 50 Year Perspective (U.S. and Canada) - 5Funded by the Employee Assistance Research Foundation, this is the fifth of eight videos completed as part of the EAP History of the U.S. and Canada project by MASI Research Consultants, Inc. and the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work. This video shows John Burke, a leading EAP consultant, being interviewed by Dale Masi. John explains the impact of managed care on EAPs as well as the growth of mergers and acquisitions.
An internal EAP may still be right for your organizationThe first Employee Assistance programs were not just workplace focused but also worksite located. Like HR, Legal and other departments, EAPs were almost exclusively internal programs, so they were staffed by company employees. Today, EAPs are often regarded as low-cost or benefit add-ons provided by external vendors. In fact, outsourcing is the norm, not the exception. While EAPs have become common place, more than doubling in the last two decades, the rates of internal and hybrid EAPs seem to be falling at a significant rate.
Mergers & Acquisitions: A Negelected Area of EAP LiteratureAlthough mergers & acquisitions of EAP companies have been a key strategic option since the 1980s, not much in the EAP literature has been published on the subject.
Mergers & Aquisitions Part II: Two Perspectives on M & AAcquisitions are complex endeavors that test even experts experienced in the subject matter. The authors' previous article, "Mergers & Acquisitions: A Neglected Area of EAP Literature" (2013) provided foundational information concerning the multiple intricacies of the M & A process. This article focuses largely on the perspectives of the seller and the buyer, with some key background information presented first.