The Key Role of HR When a Staffer Dies

The Key Role of HR When a Staffer Dies

By: Kristin Clarke

Association professionals who have experienced the death of a coworker know the aftermath is a trying time for the entire organization. The association's human resources team plays a vital role in helping staff cope and enabling the organization to carry on its work with compassion.

Alies Muskin, executive director of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, had been chief operating officer at the nine-staff organization when cofounder/CEO Jerilyn Ross died of cancer in 2010....