Fully engaged employees necessary to meet current business challenges    
16/09/2008 16:35:56
?Keeping employees fully engaged will be one of the key tasks for employers as business moves to a more sustainable business growth in a knowledge based economy?. This was stated by Maurice Quinlan, Director of the EAP Institute when he announced the Institute?s 2009 seminar and conference programme in the Carlton Hotel, Dublin on Wednesday 17th September 2008.
He went on. ?Expected in 2009 are Health and Safety regulations on employee drug testing and fitness for duty which will focus on employee mental health?. According to Quinlan business has experienced an unprecedented period of growth and expansion in the last decade and it has not been without its cost. Pressure to obtain results and a long hours culture has resulted in employees spending more time at work than with their families. Uncertainty about job security will increase family stress and loss of employment will impact on meeting financial commitments including mortgage.
What business now needs is to address the fallout from the last decade, that prevents many employees being fully engaged and giving 100% commitment to their jobs. Supporting people in change will result in a more productive and competitive environment.

The first seminar, ?Drugs and Alcohol at Work ? Complying with Section 13 of the Safety Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005? will take place in the Ramada Viking Hotel, Cork Road, Waterford on Thursday 22nd January 2009. Speakers will include Maurice Quinlan, Director, EAP Institute, Dr. Niamh Cosgrave and John Mark O?Sullivan one of Ireland?s leading Employment Law specialists in the area of drugs and alcohol at work.

Additional seminars on Fitness for Duty, Resilience and Employee Behavioural Health will take place in Portlaoise, Dublin, Limerick and Galway. Details from

For further information contact Maurice Quinlan at 087 2399 087 or email
EAP Institute, 143 Barrack Street, Waterford, Ireland
Tel: 353 51 855733 Fax 353 51 879626 Co. Reg. No. 120799