Prioritizing People

Life After Bereavement Leave: 14 Ways To Support Grieving Employees

Life After Bereavement Leave: 14 Ways To Support Grieving Employees

The loss of a family member or friend can happen to anyone. Sometimes you're prepared for it; other times, it's sudden and jarring. Regardless of circumstances, everyone needs time and space to grieve after the death of a loved one.

It's easy to grant an employee a few days of bereavement leave to attend services and take care of estate planning. But what happens when your grieving worker returns? Their pain and sorrow won't magically disappear just because they're back in the office. You'll want to extend a little extra kindness and consideration to that person as they move through the stages of grief...

Mental Health Days: A Necessity Or A Burden?

Mental Health Days: A Necessity Or A Burden?

The mental health of your employees is key to their productivity at work. Taking a mental health day to refocus and regroup may be more beneficial than companies realize, and it has prompted several organizations to begin offering it as an added benefit to workers.

According to a report by the National Business Group on Health, mental illness and substance abuse disorders cost employers an estimated $17 billion each year, in addition to 217 million days of lost work. These numbers show the rising issue of mental health among employees and may be reason enough for companies to offer mental health days to employees that need them...