Loss is one of the most difficult experiences a person will go through in their lives. But it’s not just emotionally draining. It also comes at a cost of time, money, and stress. We surveyed 1,500 individuals who had recently experienced the death of an immediate relative, to learn more about what they really went through.
Diminished productivity and reputation at work can deepen the struggles of grief: 76% of employed respondents reported harm to their performance or status at work and 12% reported a decline in reputation.
As employers, we have both a responsibility and an opportunity. Comprehensive bereavement support is the only way to ensure that your workforce can absorb the shocks of loss without significant repercussions to productivity.