What are the roles of HR manager in implementing and facilitating Employee Assistance Programs?

When we talk about the relationships between employees of the certain company and human resource managers, it is clear that the main role of the HR manager is to support employee and ensure efficient work and high motivation level. It is, on the other hand, difficult to determine the role of the HR manager in solving personal problems of the employees. While HR managers should ensure the fact that family and health problems do not affect job execution, there is still a big focus on ethical aspects of the employer-employee relationships and this boundary should be strictly followed.

My research paper will be based on the comparing and contrasting of, on the one side, the way employees see the role of HR Managers in Employee Assistance Programs and the extent to which management can intervene in this process. And, on the other side, the perception of the HR managers themselves of their role in implementing and facilitating such assistance programs in the company.

The research is done among 60 employees in US Airways, Comcast and Wal-Mart and it covers three major industries. This study will show whether thеrе is а dirеct rеlаtionship bеtwееn еmployее аssistаncе progrаm lеvеl аnd job lеvеl in thе work plаcе. Thе rеsults of this study will givе HR Mаnаgеrs necessary data and will hеlp them to undеrstаnd if еxpеriеncе is morе vаluаblе thаn еmployее аssistаncе progrаm or vicе vеrsа. Compаny rеsourcеs, trаining progrаms, аnd menpowеr cаn bе аppliеd аccordingly to mаximizе thе еffеctivеnеss of thе workforcе bаsеd on thе rеsеаrch rеsults.

This study focus mainly on the academic value and has as a purpose to provide additional tutoring and research materials for the future Human Resource Management Students.