ESI offers the most comprehensive employee assistance program anywhere – our Peak Performance Benefits are redefining the EAP. We start with all the traditional EAP counseling services designed to address significant life problems and we add Work/Life benefits to address the everyday problems involved in juggling work and family. But that’s not all. We go one step further to deliver benefits designed to enhance quality of life not just for your employees and their family members, but for managers and supervisors, too. And we help all employees to achieve their Peak Performance best through training, coaching and wellness.
Check the topics below to learn more.
- Career & Education
- Tools for Tough Times
- Parenting Resource Center
- Cyber Safety Resources
- HR and Supervisors' Resources
- Challenges of Military Deployment
This resource is intended to help parents and their children access some of the best online resources for post-secondary and higher learning. It includes tools, tips and resources for:
- Career Exploration and Planning
- Finding the Right College
- The Cost of College: Financial Aid and Scholarships
- Vocational, Military and Other Career Resources
If you’re experiencing sticker shock at the grocery store, stressing out over climbing debt or just trying to do more with less, we have some new tools and resources designed to provide some relief. “Tools for Tough Times” informational benefit is designed to help you cope with today’s tough financial pressures – whether it be finding a rideshare program in your area, learning how to avoid foreclosure on your home, finding a local heating assistance program, or tapping into ideas for saving money at the grocery store and cooking meals for less.
- Mortgages and Home Ownership
- Debt and Money Problems
- Financial Tools
- Heating and Home Energy
- Gas and Driving
- Frugal Living
Parenting is the business of raising your children from infancy to adulthood. It entails providing a warm and nurturing framework for promoting and supporting your child’s physical, emotional, social, and intellectual health, well-being and development. In our Parenting Resource Center, we’ve developed a list of links and resources on a dozen parenting topics:
- Prenatal and Birth
- Parenting and Early Childhood Development
- Kids Health and Safety
- Kids Nutrition and Diet
- Work-Life Parenting Issues
- Just for Dads
- Childcare and Schooling
- Teen Years
- Problems and Special Needs
- Financial Resources
The web offers a wealth of resources and entertainment for the whole family – but it’s not without its risks! We’ve compiled resources on Password Security, ID Theft, Phishing, Keeping Kids Safe, and much more – all designed to help keep you and your family safe while you surf!
- Keeping Kids Safe
- Password Security
- Email, Spam and Phishing
- Scams, Hoaxes and Fraud
- Shopping and e-Commerce
- General Online Safety Resources
- If Problems Do Occur…
HR managers and supervisors have an online resource to access forms, policies, articles and other tools designed to help you develop people management “best practices.” You’ll also find articles and Web resources to help you solve the everyday problems that you encounter in managing people. Just a few of the tools include:
- FMLA Resource Center
- Workplace Violence
- Drug Free Workplace
- Compliance Training
- Mediation Training
- Employment Practices
- Workers Compensation
- Click here to download the brochure
Serving our nation in a military capacity is one of the most patriotic things a person can do – but it is not without its challenges for the service member and his or her family: Pre-deployment planning, family separation issues, money management, spouse employment, stress, parenting and child care, relocation, reunion and reacclimation and, all too often, grief. Returning service members face the challenge of reintegration in the family, the workplace, the community. Some will face the special challenges of coping with physical or psychological wounds, such as PTSD.
We'd all like to live a long, healthy life. Japan tops the list. The average life expectancy is 83.7 years old. In the US, we come in at #31 on that list with an average life expectancy of 79.3. (Men at 77.1 years and women at 83.4 years.) But even here in the United...read more
Compassion fatigue is often called "the cost of caring." It's a type of stress response or burnout, sometimes likened to PTSD; a syndrome that occurs most frequently in helping professions: nurses, physicians, counselors and other health care professionals; police,...read more
In this edition of HR News Roundup, we start with an article on how #MeToo is inundating HR departments. We also feature items on out-of-this-world perks, retention, onboarding and more. Plus, a few items from the lighter side. #MeToo complaints swamp Human Resources...read more
“The Summit Federal Credit Union has worked with ESI since 1984 and I am extremely impressed with the level of support, responsiveness, expertise and overall service provided to the credit union and to our employees. With their guidance and partnership, we have successfully implemented, or plan to implement, solutions that will continue to make a positive impact on our organizational culture. ESI is extremely easy for our employees to work with, too. The staff at ESI is caring and compassionate. They have always handled employee situations on a priority basis and in a highly confidential manner. I am very pleased to be working with ESI. ”
“Since joining ESI in 2009 the Central MA Special Education Collaborative employees have found invaluable resources and training to help deal with work and life challenges. The EAP has helped us establish a successful program allowing our staff to find assistance to both administrative and personal issues. We have been pleasantly surprised to find such prompt response to issues at any time day or night.”
“ESI has been wonderful for me, the management team, and our staff. Their support of the website and the overall benefits available has made this service invaluable. Thank you for all you do.”
“ESI has always responded to the needs of the Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES in a prompt and professional manner. The employee assistance program has been an asset to our management personnel in dealing with sensitive employee issues that impact work performance. It also has been a vital resource to our employees when they needed a place to turn for assistance with a wide range of personal difficulties.”
“At Whirley-DrinkWorks!, we feel that ESI clearly sets the standard for a “business partner.”
Our utilization rate for the Employee Assistance Program is high across all categories of services and we attribute that to the excellent services and reputation ESI has established with our TeamMates. ESI exceeds expectation through their service, professionalism, training and care they take with each individual who reaches out for assistance.
ESI continues to go above and beyond by offering flexible schedules to allow our TeamMates to get help at any time. They also provide valuable service to our supervisors and management staff going above and beyond normal training. Our organization is very satisfied and would recommend ESI based off of their professionalism and “people focus.” ”
Beth Pellegrino – HR Director
“As the Director of Human Resources, I was looking for a comprehensive EAP program to meet our diverse needs. For more than two years now, ESI has exceeded our expectations by providing personalized and effective services.
Our utilization is up over our previous EAP – largely due to the excellent educational programs offered through ESI. Our employees are extremely pleased by the wide range of services offered and feedback continues to be positive. All matters are handled in a capable and confidential manner. I consider ESI to be a true leader in Employee Assistance Programs.”
“I have been very impressed by the quality and variety of services provided by ESI. They span much more than the traditional counseling services provided by an EAP, and they seem to be adding at least one or two new services each year. Our employees are one call away from an answer to a weight loss question, a pet care issue or a legal concern.”
“Rochester Midland Corporation has worked with ESI since 2001. We have always received immediate and appropriate response when we have needed their services. Our employees have been impressed with the level of service they receive when they are in need. The ESI Personal Development online training programs are an excellent benefit and are often “required” training for specific subject matter. The website is easy to navigate and full of useful information for both employees and their families.
The counseling staff is knowledgeable and compassionate. They have always handled employee situations in a highly confidential manner. Thank you ESI!”
Some of the comments heard by employees are: I don’t know what we would have done if we didn’t have them to turn to My daughter is doing so much better at home and at school thanks to the assistance I received from our EAP. They really made me feel comfortable and like I was being heard and, What a wonderful benefit, thank you so much for providing this!” Our employees have had nothing but good things to say about their experiences with ESI.
ESI is always responsive and helpful whether to our employees calls, my requests, or even during robbery response/counseling. In fact we are about to utilize their services for our mandatory on-site Anti-Sexual Harassment Training. Their monthly newsletters are packed with important information relative to their services and serve as a reminder to our employees that ESI is just a phone call away.”
“The Bank of Greene County has been using the EAP services of ESI since 2005. We couldn’t be happier. Not only are there services for our employees but also for us, the employer. We have used the Management Academy for our management team training and have used the Administrative Referral program to assist specific employees that we send or refer to the program for assistance in an area that they may be struggling with. Pre-employment screening is also offered at a very reduced price. The EAP has been very well received by our employees – there is the usual assistance with personal matters, family issues including child or elder care, work-related matters handled on a confidential basis and, of course, financial information including debt counseling. This is more than just an EAP. Plus the cost has been kept low and the results are high!! We give them a 5 star rating!!!”
“Our utilization speaks for itself – ESI is here to stay. When our renewal comes up, it is simply a benefit our company cannot do away with. The key is in implementation and consistent awareness to our employees. ESI makes this very simple with a smooth and accommodating roll out program, monthly newsletters and innovative new services. Good service is out there but great EAP programs begin with ESI Employee Assistance Group.”