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A Study on EAP Introduction & Activation -Focused on the Case of LG Hausys-

EAP의 도입 및 활성화에 관한 연구 -LG하우시스 사례를 중심으로-

  • Received : 2013.09.03
  • Accepted : 2013.10.20
  • Published : 2013.10.28

Abstract

The recent economic downturn has created new challenges for today's company workers such as increased job instability; layoffs; the need to maintain dual income households and the associated childcare requirements; and other job stresses. These stresses give rise to serious problems for workers and ultimately to organizations. Companies therefore need to pay attention to solving the problem of stress. These days, many companies seek a solution from EAP. EAP aims to support workers through counseling, consulting and coaching services to help them overcome issues which may adversely affect job satisfaction and performance. EAP was introduced in this country ten years ago. Formerly, many companies viewed stress primarily as a personal issue. But now more companies are in a hurry to adopt EAP as a means for individuals to resolve stress. This study draws on the example of EAP use in LG Hausys. The company has adopted EAP under the CEO's strong support. The company has effectively managed EAP services which include professional counseling and the training of internal counselors. This study derives implications for the further implementation of EAP services.

Keywords

EAP;Industrial Counselor;Stress Management;LG Hausys