Five tips to help employers take proactive steps to support grieving employees?
1- Sharing as much information as is appropriate to employees;
2- Having outside Registered Clinical Counsellors/ Psychotherapists that specializing in grief support come to the workplace and meet with employees and organization members;
3- Planning the transition: anticipating questions & answering them before they are asked, makes the employees feel supported;
4- Find the approach and strategies to allow the grieving process to take place. Every individual process thoughts differently and trained managers can identify these stages and support employees through them.
5- Be supportive of the affected family members by facilitating access to benefits, supports and available help programs.