Tragedy can strike at any moment and no community, business or family is immune. And whether the event impacts one employee, a group of workers or the community in which your business is located, getting life back on track is never easy.
Experiencing a personal tragedy teaches us that compassion can make all the difference, especially coming from an employer. A recent article described an employer who flew overseas to visit an employee recovering from a gunshot wound received in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting. While few employers can do that, everyone can pick up the phone and offer support and understanding along with details on available family leave or mental health benefits. In a world where company culture is so important, helping one employee at a difficult time can create long-lasting loyalty and more.