LOOKING FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2018 COMPASSIONATE EMPLOYER AWARD
The Compassionate Employer Award is to recognize an employer who has gone above and beyond in helping an employee when they or a family member has gone through a medical crisis. Maybe they worked with an employee on time off or creative ways for the employee to work from home or another location. Maybe it was monetary help, or just kind words and encouragement. If your employer or an employer you know of, has been compassionate with you, a family member, or a fellow employee and the company is located in Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, or Winnebago County, you can nominate them for the Compassionate Employer Award.
Neenah Police Department
Hand to Shoulder Center of Wisconsin
St Paul Elder Services
Matthews Tire-East College Appleton
G & G Machine, Inc
To nominate an employer, please submit the following Nomination Application. Please be sure to include your name and contact information, and the employer’s name and address.
Tips in showing compassion to your employee’s when they or their family member is going through a medical crisis.
Tip #1 Flexible Work Schedule- Working from home, coming and going as they feel, allowing co-workers to take on their workload and responsibilities, schedule meetings and work hours around treatments, conference calls, etc…
Tip #2 Ask what they need- the best way in helping your employee is asking them what their needs are and how you can help them.
Tip #3 Emotional Support – be aware of your local resources that offer counseling and support groups or get an Employee Assistance Program which assists your employees to local resources, send cards, flowers and/or care packages, do frequent check up calls or emails, letting them know you are there for them.
Tip #4 Financial Support- create PTO programs, allow employees to give their PTO hours to their co-worker, creating an individual medical fund for employees and employer to donate funds to or donate gas cards.
Tip #5 Allowing Co-worker Support- keeping co-workers updated, sharing the employees workload, organizing coworker support activities such as gifts of time ex: household chores, making meals, driving to doctors appointments, etc…, planning a fundraiser whether it be a small in office one ( ex:Bake sale, jeans day, etc…) or outside the office (ex: benefit event, car wash, rummage sale,etc…)
Tip #6 Job Security- doing whatever it takes to keep their job available until they get back.
Tip #7 Benefit Checkup – Early analysis of insurance benefits to determine medicals expenses, checking into what paid time off they have remaining,checking into any other benefits you offer as a company that might assist the employee and their family.
To set up an individual medical fund, plan a fundraiser or find out how Community Benefit Tree can help your company with employee medical crisis contact us at (920) 422-1919.