Aviva pledges gold-standard support for employees

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Aviva, a leading UK Insurance, Wealth & Retirement business, has joined Compassionate Employers, a workplace support programme from Hospice UK that helps support employees facing bereavement, grief and caring responsibilities.

Compassionate Employers runs a comprehensive annual assessment and recommendation process to provide specific feedback on support for employees. Since joining the programme, Aviva have been awarded a Gold Award. Compassionate Employers will now work with Aviva to build on and strengthen existing employee support through leader training, as well as advice and support for leaders and colleagues.

By joining Compassionate Employers, Aviva is further supporting its employees across the UK who may face experiences of death, grief and caring responsibilities that affect aspects of our everyday lives, including at work.

Faith Holloway, Compassionate Employers Programme Lead said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Aviva to Compassionate Employers.

‘Supporting employees through big moments like grief and end of life is fundamental to creating an open and supporting environment in the workplace.

‘Aviva have already shown a great commitment to supporting their employees and we look forward to working alongside them.’

Danny Harmer, Aviva’s Chief People Officer, said: ‘Grief and bereavement are a sad part of life, love and the relationships we have.

‘Our partnership with Compassionate Employers means Aviva colleagues experiencing caring responsibilities and loss will be better supported as we utilise Hospice UK’s brilliant expertise.’

Compassionate Employers can help everyone – from employees, managers, and HR teams – to feel confident and empowered to support their staff if they experience caring responsibilities, grief or bereavement, or are impacted by a terminal illness diagnosis.

The programme provides employees and their colleagues with the support they need at any stage of their journey.

You can find out more by visiting www.hospiceuk.org/compassionate-employers.

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