The average company offers three days of bereavement leave. Three days. Now, this is probably fine if it’s your 95-year-old grandmother whose funeral will be in the same town where you live and someone else is taking care of all the details and you weren’t that close anyway. For other situations? Three days is nowhere near sufficient to even do what you need to do, let alone mourn.
Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, who lost her her husband unexpectedly in 2015, announced that Facebook would be changing their already above average bereavement leave policy of 10 days to 20 for immediate family member and 10 for extended family members.
While many companies, especially small businesses, don’t have the funds to give paid time off for that long, every company should look to increase their bereavement policy. While your business is all about earning money, and you can’t do that if people aren’t working, granting this time off benefits not only your employees but your business. Here’s why.
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