Everyone wants you to improve your performance, especially me. We all have personal problems sometimes. Everyone in this company has had to carry some personal burden. Whether they realize it or not, sometimes these problems show up on the job and start to affect work. I am not saying this is true in your case, but if it is, the EAP is available to help employees resolve personal problems. And, the EAP is free. But, regardless of whether you contact the EAP or not, you and I need to meet again in 30 days to review your progress concerning job performance.
For informal referrals, the following should be included in the speech:
Your involvement with the EAP is completely confidential; they will not even tell me whether or not you have contacted the EAP.
For formal referrals, the following should be included in the speech:
I’ve talked with the EAP about your situation and we feel that it is in your best interest to allow the EAP to notify me as to whether or not you are participating in the counseling. I am not concerned about what you talk about during the visits, and that information will not be disclosed. I would like to know that you are attending the visits. This will demonstrate to me that you are making an effort to correct this problem. Let’s review and sign the “Release of Information” document to allow the EAP to notify me about whether or not you are attending the visits.
Watch our video that briefly describes the management referral process (7 minutes).