Industry Statistics

Individuals do recover. Early intervention is key!

    Statistics show that participation in Employee Assistance Programs results in reduced turnover figures, tardiness, absenteeism, accidents, worker morale and reduced healthcare costs.
    Companies are relying more frequently on specialists in employee assistance as a risk management resource.
    15% of company employees will consult a counsellor each year – they will use the service.
    Business employee/family assistance is up to 18%.
    2000 study by Abbott Laboratories reported clients whose mental health treatment was managed through an EAP showed annualized savings of $2,200 per year over a 3 year period versus clients who were not an EAP.
    McDonnell Douglas study demonstrated a savings of $4 for every dollar invested in EAP and a decrease in absenteeism are tardiness.
    Up to 20% of a company's employees may not be working to full capacity because they do not receive the proactive help they need.
    Employee Assistance Programs have a return on investment as high as 375%.
    EFAP realizes a direct decrease to health care costs.
    Almost 85% of large corporations now use Employee and Family Assistance Programs (EFAP).
    Using EFAP leads to a 30-50% increase in productivity.
    On average, 10% of a company’s workforce struggles with substance abuse, contributing to a 50% decrease in productivity.
    At any given time, one in three employees is dealing with a personal problem, resulting in a 30% decrease in employee work quality.
    62% of children from divorced families are prone to clinical depression.
    1/4 of the population suffers from emotional stress, anxiety, depression, or the like.
    By 2011, about 15% of the Canadian population will be over 65.

Impact of Trauma on businesses:
$ 12.0 billion from chronic stress
$ 4.1 billion from alcohol abuse
$ 2.7 billion from work & home life imbalance
$ 0.08 billion from Illicit Drug Use
(Based on the General Social Survey, covering about 25,000 people in 10 provinces) Holme-Rache Scale measures the trauma impact with the most severe value being 100. Sources: Statistics Canada, Canadian on Substance Abuse, The Conference Board of Canada)

Tamara Nesbitt
Masters in Clinical Counselling
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