Resources: How to Handle Workplace Grief

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A 2003 study by the Grief Recovery Institute in Sherman Oaks, Calif., found that employee grieving and heartbreak costs U.S. employers $75 billion a year in lost productivity, absenteeism, and increased errors and accidents. Death of a loved one is the most costly grief incident for businesses, accounting for $37.5 billion per year in losses and about 1 in 4 employees is grieving at any given time.

Below are some resources for helping grieving employees.

Good Grief Center, 7 STAGES OF GRIEF Through the Process and Back to Life

Grief Mourning; Grieving; Bereavement, U.S. National Library of Medicine,

Grief expert David Kessler offers tips for supervisors, managers and executives on how to handle employee grief

Grief and Loss in the Workplace, Compiled by grief specialist Kristi Dyer, the website provides links to articles, books and other resources.

The Grief Recovery Institute’s study

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