Loss has a massive impact on individuals, families, and communities, but most of us are not prepared for the challenges it brings. Our annual Cost of Dying report provides insights into the burdens families face after a loved one’s passing. For 2024, we have updated and expanded our data, with a special emphasis on bereaved employees and how companies can best support them.
Loss continues to affect employees for 10 months—well after they have returned to work—and for 19 months if they are the designated executor of the estate.
We surveyed 200+ HR professionals from across a range of industries and company sizes, asking them about how their organizations deal with workers who have experienced loss, and how well they understand what bereaved employees are dealing with.