Performance issues are challenging for supervisors and employees alike. It’s hard to tell someone that problems are jeopardizing their job, and even harder for an employee to accept that personal issues have become so serious. As a supervisor or manager, you are often in the best position to help employees who are experiencing problems that affect their lives and/or job performance. When you become aware of such problems, you can encourage employees to seek the assistance and support of Employee Assistance Program and give them information regarding how to do that. This is what we refer to as a “Suggested Referral.”
Job Performance Referral (Mandated)
Some employers allow supervisors to mandate employees to receive counseling through the UR Medicine Employee Assistance Program in order to address job performance problems. Employers mandate employees to EAP because the employee is valuable and the measures taken to correct the performance issue have not been successful. The EAP counselor will conduct an assessment to determine what would be helpful in restoring the employee’s performance to an acceptable level.
When making supervisory, job performance referrals, please review and complete the forms below and provide to EAP. If you have questions or would like a consultation, please call (585) 475-0432.