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Eliminate Employee Relief Fund Grant Denials: 4 of 6 – Documentation Clearly Spelling Out What Is Needed

November 10, 2016
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An intuitive way to improve grant approval rates is to clearly spell out the documentation that applicants need. Failure to provide the correct documentation is a very common reason for grant denial. The fund will be much more effective if it tells applicants precisely which documents and what […]

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Eliminate Employee Relief Fund Grant Denials: 3 of 6 – Providing Local Assistance

November 2, 2016
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An effective but sometimes overlooked way to reduce grant denials is to provide local assistance to applicants. This means that applicants who need help applying will have an in-person resource. This should usually be a local manager or human resources person.

The essence of the idea is […]

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Eliminate Employee Relief Fund Grant Denials: 2 of 6 – Communication – “Share Your Story”

October 27, 2016
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A common way to promote a disaster relief fund is by using testimonials from satisfied employees who received grants. The testimonial is a very powerful promotional tool, since it illustrates the real impact that your relief fund can have. These voluntary, opt-in features are an effective way […]

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Eliminate Employee Relief Fund Grant Denials: 1 of 6 – Include Objective Grant Categories

October 20, 2016
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A guaranteed way to add confusion, reduce objectivity, and create denied applications is to have broad, generalized categories or use catch-alls like “other catastrophic or extreme circumstances” or “other – please describe below.” Every careful analysis of a program invariably shows that the majority of denials are due […]

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Addressing Disasters: Beyond the Employee Assistance Program

October 3, 2016
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by Doug Stockham, Executive Vice President

With extreme weather-influenced events, such as recent flooding in Houston and Louisiana and massive wildfires in the American west, or natural events such as the earthquake in Italy, facing disaster is becoming a frequent challenge for people – and for the companies […]

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