Free HR Seminar – Impact of Bereavement in the Workplace

17 Apr


Wednesday 14th May – From 9:00 to 11:15 am

Corporate Health head office, Slough, Berkshire
Aimed at HR Directors/Managers,  Senior Managers  and Occupational Health personnel.


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Corporate Health is a charity that has been providing Occupational Health services since 1947. Our charitable objects support training and the improvement of employee wellbeing. We are pleased to deliver another free educational seminar to HR.

Open to all you don’t have to be a customer to attend.

Bereavement has the potential to impact on performance in the workplace, with an estimated one in
ten employees affected at any point in time (McGuinness, 2009), and one study showing that 44% of
organisations experienced an increase in sick leave following bereavement (IHF, 2006). It can result in
loss of productivity and higher incidences of job-related injuries and accidents.

Whilst many organisations are compassionate towards bereaved employees, managers face
the challenge of striking a balance between a supportive workplace and accountability for job
responsibilities. An informed approach, which supports a bereaved employee with sensitivity,
understanding and flexibility, is likely to mitigate the potential for increased absence and decreased
productivity, improve staff morale and maintain positive working relationships with those affected.
The aim of this session is to provide an understanding of the potential impact of loss and grief in the
workplace, along with practical ideas to build a work environment where people can be supported to
deal effectively with issues of grief and bereavement whilst continuing to make an effective contribution
to the organisation.

The session will be facilitated by Ann Chalmers, Chief Executive of Child
Bereavement UK, a national charity with over 20 years experience in
supporting families and educating professionals.

9:00 – Registrations and refreshments
9:15 – Presentation facilitated by Ann Chalmers,
Chief Executive of Child Bereavement UK
10:15 – Q&A- Interactive session
11:15 – End of the session

Corporate Health
The Buckingham Centre
30, Bradford Road
SL1 4PG, Slough

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