Bereavement is one of the most common factors that impacts employees performance in the workplace:
- at any one point in time 1 in 10 employees are effected by bereavement
- in a recent study one third of employees who had been bereaved in the past 5 years did not feel they had received a compassionate response from their employer
- another study reported a 44% increase in sickness absence following bereavement.
Even the most senior personnel can feel deskilled in situations of bereavement, and colleagues struggle with what to say and how to behave when someone returns to work.
Child Bereavement UK has developed bereavement in the workplace training; a practical, interactive training session for human resource managers, EAP, occupational health personnel, and for senior and line managers in businesses and organisations of all sizes, to help them better understand and meet the needs of grieving employees.
“Our cultural policy is ‘Everybody better off’ and we invest heavily in our staff as we believe if you treat your employees right your customer gets a better service. Child Bereavement UK’s workplace training fits with this philosophy and has had many benefits not only when dealing with bereavement, both with staff and customers, but also helping our staff to deal with loss generally. We cannot recommend it enough.” Barry Coleman, Head of Employee Relations, Virgin Money
We can also provide training tailored to meet your organisation’s particular needs and challenges around this subject at a time and location to suit you.
For more information email the training team or call 01494 568926 to talk through your requirements.