HRchat Podcast - Interviews with HR, Talent and Tech Experts

How Divorce Can Impact Employees with Vicky Townsend

July 26, 2022 The HR Gazette Season 1 Episode 462
HRchat Podcast - Interviews with HR, Talent and Tech Experts
How Divorce Can Impact Employees with Vicky Townsend
Show Notes

Divorce costs companies, and state and federal governments over $300 billion dollars each year. Since the start of Covid-19, divorce filings are up substantially, and the stressors keep building. A divorcing employee loses their productivity by ways of absences, errors, distractions, and presenteeism, and it’s likely costing your company more than they know. 

Bill's guest today is Vicky Townsend, President and Founder at Divorce Right, Inc. Listen as Vicky shares the signs an employee may be going through a divorce and ways leaders can step in early to offer support.

Questions For Vicky Include: 

  • What is the impact on companies when their employees go through a divorce?
  • You say that intervening early is important. What are some of the signs an employee may be going through a divorce? 
  • Compassionate leave for divorce?
  • You previously mentioned some of the cultural differences that impact couples going through a divorce. What are some of the other cultural issues facing employees going through a divorce?   
  • Why exhibit at SHRM and what were some of your biggest takeaways from the 2022 conference and expo?




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