Life happens, and unforeseen circumstances may arise. How you help your employee get through a crisis by having programs in place to assist in the time of need and be an extra hand of comfort to hold, will and can make the world of difference.
Currently, how do your employees know you are there for them in case of a tragic death in the family or a natural disaster? Is your company failing to share this information because you are afraid that and employee might take advantage of your system or your funds are limited? Did you know that IRS publications require that “[t]he organization informs all employees of the corporation that disaster relief and emergency hardship funds are available, including the criteria for application and selection”?
To better serve your employees and communicate the benefits available you should:
1) Have the website URL of where to apply for a hardship grant in your employee handbook.
2) Display the website URL of where to apply for a hardship grant in an employee common area.
3) Train management to guide staff to this resource when discussions of employee hardship arise.
Having your employees know how to apply is just a small part of the process.
Click here to see original blog post on the Emergency Assistance Foundation website.
President, Emergency Assistance Foundation
The Emergency Assistance Foundation, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity created to design and operate multiple employer-sponsored disaster relief and employee hardship funds. These funds allow domestic and international employers and employees to help their coworkers in times of crises.
EAF is a 501c(3) tax-exempt, public, non-profit organization with IRS approval specifically for Employee Hardship and Disaster Relief Funds which can be administered in the United States, Canada and internationally.