(PRWEB) May 4, 2004
Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 4, 2004 Â Workplace Options, the leading provider of work/life programs to corporate America through partnerships with employee assistance (EAP) companies, today announced the launch of Advantage Fundamentals, an economical work/life resource and referral program for employers and EAPs.
When work/life employee benefits first debuted in the mid 1980Âs, they consisted mainly of child and elder care support programs. Since then the trend has been to add service categories Â from pet care to concierge - in an effort to address the needs of employees at different lifecycles. Unfortunately, as work/life programs have expanded so has their price tag, making it difficult for many employers to afford work/life benefits.
To address growing employer demand for affordable work/life services, Workplace Options has created Advantage Fundamentals, an entry level work/life resource and referral program that gives employees access to work/life experts, a customized list of local providers, a comprehensive web site and a wealth of printed and online educational resources. Advantage Fundamentals differs from WPOÂs more comprehensive work/life products by delivering a tailored listing of potential providers to the employee, rather than specific confirmed vacancies.
Advantage Fundamentals is also well-suited for internal corporate EAPs which represent 12% of all large employer EAP programs.
"A growing number of our EAP customers, including many internal EAPs, have been interested in WPO developing an introductory work/life product Â one that addresses the basic work/life needs all employees face," says Alan King, COO of Workplace Options. "Advantage Fundamentals is ideal for EAPs who want to offer a work/life option to their clients, that comes at a much lower price point. It is also important that the product be easily expandable. I am confident that Advantage Fundamentals meets those requirements."
About Workplace Options
Workplace Options is the largest provider of work/life programs to corporate America, through partnerships with employee assistance (EAP) companies. The company delivers a customized work/life product to EAPs who in turn offer employers an integrated work/life EAP employee benefit.
Founded more than 20 years ago, Workplace Options delivers its services exclusively through EAPs and other third-party organizations. The company is recognized for its innovative web delivery capabilities, flexibility and affordable pricing models.
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