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Employee Assistance Services in the New South Africa

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ISBN 9780789006813
Published March 8, 1999 by Routledge
132 Pages

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Book Description

Employee Assistance Services in the New South Africa discusses the immense changes in employee assistance programs (EAP) in South Africa since the end of Apartheid in the early 1990s. EAP professionals and social workers will gain insight into the challenges of developing new programs in South Africa as this informative book explores solutions and answers for overcoming new challenges of implementing EAP programs in various industries.

Employee Assistance Services in the New South Africa provides you with strategies and methods to introduce diversity and new management techniques through EAPs for a now globally active South Africa.Giving you insight into the challenges of finding a niche in the global business arena, this informative book contains interviews and real-life examples of how EAPs are working to solve problems in the workplace. Employee Assistance Services in the New South Africa examines several benefits that EAPs can offer in order to improve company environments
and work ethics, including:

  • discussing mental health issues with occupational social workers, such as depression and posttraumatic stress, in order to improve worker performance
  • creating and managing diversity in EAP programs to gain a competitive advantage in the global marketplace
  • helping workers and organizations cope with downsizing
  • dealing with increased social problems, such as drug use, that can eventually infiltrate the workplace
  • achieving the goals of maintaining employee physical and mental health,
    productivity, and life management and knowledge skills

    Discussing results of successful EAPs, this important book will give you several reasons for justifying the existence of these programs in tough economic times and provides you with methods to help you promote EAP services to smaller businesses and to several different types of industries. Employee Assistance Services in the New South Africa will help you locate a market where EAPs are needed and help workers with various social problems, resulting in a satisfied workplace with increased productivity and performance.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Revisiting South Africa

  • Employee Assistance Programming and Professional Developments in South Africa
  • Occupational Social Work in South Africa
  • Substance Abuse in the New South Africa: Implications for the Workplace
  • Transformation Management and Cultural Diversity Training Through Employee Assistance Programs
  • A Model for the Psychosocial Management of Retrenchment: The South African Mining Industry
  • A Value-Driven Approach to the Operations of a South African EAP Vendor
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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