Experienced A Tragic Loss In Your Workplace? What You Can Do
If you run a business, the last thing you ever think about is tragically losing one of your employees. However, this can happen. And how you and your company as a whole react to that tragedy can say a great deal about the culture and compassion of your company. As such, it is important to take certain steps to support your staff and show support for the person who has passed in this time of grief and mourning. Get to know some of the steps you may want to take when there has been a tragedy in your company's workplace. Then, you can be sure you are doing everything you can to show your company's compassion and support.
Hire a Public Speaker on Tragedy
One of the ways you can show support and compassion to your staff is to have a public speaker come talk to the staff on overcoming tragedy. Public speakers who specialize in tragedy and overcoming it are sensitive to the pain you and your staff are in. They are kind and compassionate and offer real, tried-and-true ways to deal with grief and to overcome tragic loss.
This is a great way to show your staff that you are all part of a community and that you are experiencing this loss together. The speaker can help grieving staff members feel a sense of closure and can also help them to see a light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak. They can see that there is hope for the pain and the grief to end.
Public speakers on tragedy can also be open to question-and-answer sessions at the end of their talk or can even talk to some of your staff members one-on-one if you ask them to do so. This can further help those who are struggling the most to get the support and help they need in dealing with this tragedy.
Hire Grief Counselors
While a speech on overcoming tragedy can provide a great deal of relief and support to your staff as a whole, there are going to be some individual staff members that may need additional support. Those who worked most closely with the staff member who passed, for example, may be particularly afflicted with grief.
For those people who need that extra support, you may want to bring in professional grief counselors. These counselors can meet with staff members who wish to go one on one and really delve into what they are feeling and experiencing. This private means of dealing with the loss can help quieter staff members to open up and to get the care and support they need.
Now that you know a few of the steps to take when you have experienced a tragic loss in your company's workplace, you can contact the appropriate people and start helping your staff manage their grief in the wake of tragedy.
To learn more, contact a resource like Reborn Resilient.