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dc.contributor.authorGornick, Mary Ellen
dc.contributor.authorBlair, Brenda R.
dc.descriptionThis is the initial Chapter for the book: The Integration of Employee Assistance, Work/Life and Wellness Services. This initial chapter examines a conceptual framework to examine the issue of integration.en_US
dc.description.abstractAs context for the following collection of articles, this article provides a conceptual framework regarding integration of Employee Assistance (EA), Work-Life (WL) and Health & Productivity Management (HPM) initiatives. The discussion begins with a description of five societal trends in medicine, business, social work, globalization, and ecology that lead to ideas of connectedness, interdependence, a systems approach, and the reciprocal interaction between the individual and the whole. An examination of how these societal trends have influenced the current approaches to Human Resources Management and Occupational Health show that these departments have become more strategic, preventive, and population focused. This new thinking has stimulated awareness of the commonalities of Employee Assistance, Work-Life, and Health & Productivity Management initiatives. Brief descriptions of the history and evolution of each distinct field are set forth, followed by an identification of commonality in purpose and service delivery. The article concludes with the suggestion that integration of service delivery makes sense and offers recommendations for how organizations can approach the integration of existing services.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen_US
dc.subjectemployee assistanceen_US
dc.subjecthealth and productivityen_US
dc.subjectconceptual frameworken_US
dc.subject.lcshEmployee assistance programsen_US
dc.subject.lcshWork-life balance
dc.titleEmployee Assistance, Work-Life Effectiveness, and Health & Productivity: A Conceptual Framework for Integrationen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.description.versionPaul Maiden - Dean University of Southern Californiaen_US
dc.description.urinameFull Texten_US

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