How CEOs Should Handle an Employee Death at Their Company

Learn how to handle the death of an employee – personally and professionally – with your team, your company, and the media.
People & Culture / Management & Leadership

CEO Employee Death Execsense

Format          30 Minute Lesson
Chapters       5
Skill Level     New to Topic
Audience      CEO / President / Managing Director / Managing Partner
Includes       Access for 1 year. Stream on all devices.

Course Description

In this lesson, ExecSense examines everything you need to know in 30 minutes to make sure you have the proper procedures in place to handle any employee deaths as CEO. Take the 30 minutes to view this webcast to make sure you have answers ready to important questions regarding such a loss and how to handle this matter both personally and professionally with your team, your company, and any outside partners or vendors the individual had frequent contact with.

In this 30-minute session, you will learn:

  • What every CEO should know about approaching the loss of an employee and following proper protocol when informing employees, including how to manage sudden shock, personal feelings of loss, stress and uncertainty – how to share the news with employees sensitively and how to address any immediate concerns
  • Tips and techniques for organizing an effective process for allowing employees to grieve the loss, prepare mentally for upcoming changes and determine an appropriate time frame for returning to work – this program will also cover how to share information about the deceased, contact employees who are away from the office and how you can serve as a team leader in a difficult time
  • How to get back into the “regular routine,” allowing respectable time to play “catch-up,” minimizing excessive work load stress, developing a respectable approach to finding a new employee to fill the vacant position and other transitional changes to be aware of
  • Case studies of CEOs of dealing with an employee loss, the employee assistance plans created by other CEOs and how they were implemented to aid in the unexpected and difficult loss

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Jennifer Wilkov
Keynote Speaker and Consultant, Your Book is Your Hook
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Radio show host Jennifer S. Wilkov is a best-selling award-winning author and the creator of the “From Thought to Sales in 90 Days”™ Book Process.

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Jennifer has supported first time and seasoned authors and writers with the writing, getting published and marketing of their book ideas and projects as well as the building of their platform to raise their visibility to readers and the media. She is also an award-winning freelance writer (2009 Silver Eddie Award for article featured in Marie Claire April 2009 issue) who has been quoted and whose writings have appeared in national magazines and newspapers.

As the host of the “Your Book Is Your Hook!” radio talk show on the WomensRadio Network, Jennifer provides thousands of authors and writers each week with interviews with industry professionals, published authors and insights about what they need to know to make their book their “hook”. Jennifer has sat on Boards of Advisors and spoken at major industry events including the New York Center for Independent Publishing, the American Society of Journalists and Authors and Book Expo America. Through the years, Jennifer’s works have been endorsed by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Robert Allen, Barbara De Angelis, Alex Mandossian, Treehugger.com, publicists, literary agents, publishers, many in the field of green book publishing, her martial arts Senseis in Shintaido and Aikido, and many more.

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