• A Longitudinal Lens on the Evolution of EAP, Work-life and Wellness Benefit Programs

      Herlihy, Patricia A.; Zullo, Roland; Heirich, Max A. (World@Work, 2010-09-01)
      How have employee assistance (EAP), work- life and wellness programs changed in the businesses that were recognized as “family friendly” 15 years earlier? Harsh economic conditions have threatened discretionary benefits that positively affect talent recruitment, retention, employee produc- tivity and corporate image over this very same time period (Smyth et al. 2009). Thus, the authors investigated these changes in three progressive benefits programs in light of the economic and sociological changes that had occurred in the interim. EAPs provide counseling for substance abuse and other mental health issues; work-life encompasses programs that help employees balance the demands of family and work; while wellness programs aim at improving employees’ overall physical health with the goal of decreasing health-care costs. The label “family-friendly” is used throughout this paper for benefits plans involving some mix of EAP, work-life and wellness offerings.
    • A Longitudinal Lens on the Evolution of EAP, Work-Life and Wellness Benefit Programs: Published Article and Supporting Documents

      Heirich, Max A.; Herlihy, Patricia A.; Zullo, Roland; Mulvihill, Michael D. (2010)
      The University of Michigan Research Team from the Worker Health Program and Labor Studies Center, Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy has been studying various Benefit Delivery Models specifically in the areas of EAP, W/L and Wellness programs for the last 5 years. This document is a compilation of information procured during the various phases of this research project.
    • Longitudinal Lens to Examine Service Delivery Models for the Future

      Heirich, Max A.; Herlihy, Patricia A.; Zullo, Roland; Mulvihill, Michael D. (2009-06-04)
    • Longitudinal Study of EAP Work/Life & Wellness

      Heirich, Max A.; Herlihy, Patricia A.; Zullo, Roland; Mulvihill, Michael D. (2008-10-16)