Paper cutout of family A comprehensive EAP can offer everything from will and estate planning to assistance with eldercare, childcare or finding a mental health professional. (Photo: Shutterstock)

An employee assistance program (EAP) is an important part of your employee benefits package, but choosing the right EAP isn’t easy. These programs, originally designed to provide short-term administrative support and mental health care for employees in crisis, are still often pigeonholed as an emergency service even though the industry has undergone big changes over the last decade.

In this competitive recruiting landscape, choosing the right EAP can make a big difference for your organization.

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