I find it hard to understand how things are obvious to me, they are not to others. It happens to me with political ideas, with day-to-day events and it happens to me, especially with the difficulty that people have to appreciate the value of an employee assistance program.
Everyone, we all go through difficult times in our lives, we all have legal or financial questions and we need a nursery or a residence for an elderly relative or we have a problem as consumers. EVERYONE. Having a professional who can help us solve the problem that touches and that helps us feel better is a luxury.
In the end we all have things that we would like to change: lose weight, sleep better, get along better with a partner, friend or family member, reduce our stress, overcome the death of a loved one… And each of us is different. Each one has a different motivation and reason for wanting a change. Each one has different obstacles and each one has to find AN OWN MOTIVATION TO REACH THE PROPOSED GOAL. There is no recipe for everyone to motivate us.
It is hard for me to understand that the idea of being able to access help to face these difficulties, individualized and specific help for each one, 24 hours a day, every day of the year, is something that many do not see. Employee assistance programs are the quintessential benefit. Life support is worth more than a car or someone who takes your shirt to the dry cleaner, even more than a discount on a vacation. Someday we will make companies aware of how this benefit helps in commitment, retention, prevents absenteeism and accidents at work. But, above all, it helps people find the motivation that makes us happy.