SHRM-WC Information, Resources for HR in Wake of Newtown Tragedy
Our community has been struck with an awful tragedy and we want to offer as much support as we can for our members at this time. As the HR professional at your organization, managers and employees may look to you for leadership in addressing safety and security concerns and providing resources on how to help your staff and your communtity heal. We want you to know that we are hear for you and urge you to contact us if there is anything we can do to support you in the challenges you may have in the next coming weeks.
Please note that those wishing to provide a monetary donation may visit the following website: https://newtown.uwwesternct.org/ .
The following resources may be of help:
Workplace Violence Response and Crisis Management Resources
It may be helpful to let your employees know that their safety and security is important to the company and that measures are being taken to ensure a comprehensive plan is in place, and of course following through on that is essential.
Association of Threat Assessment Professionals
If you have not already done so, contact your EAP provider and see if they have resources to assist employees and their families and then communicate that to them to let them know you care. Reaching out to employees to express concern about them, their community, and their families is not just the right thing to do, but will help build a strong culture. Additional resources may include 211 or 211.com.
Expert Offers Tips on Coping with Grief During the Holidays – Nov 2005
Additional articles for SHRM Members
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Plan Recovery After Workplace Violence Event – May 2012