• EAP and COVID-19: Why Employee Assistance Programs are Valuable During and After COVID-19

      Beyer, Cal; VandePol, Bob; Dyme, Bernard S.; Meiners, Anna (Cahaba Media Group, Inc., 2020-05-07)
      A valuable resource for employers during times of crisis is the employee assistance program (EAP). This article is intended to provide a look at the objectives, services and outcomes of EAPs through a panel of three long-term EAP professionals with experience in the construction industry: Bob VandePol, executive director of the employee assistance program at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan; Bernie Dyme, founder, president and chief executive officer of Perspectives Ltd., in Chicago, Illinois; and Anna Meiners, director of account services, EAP and well-being at Cascade Centers Inc. in Portland, Oregon.