Thursday, May 23, 2024

Tips for COVID Stress Reduction: Preparation, Mental Health, and Self Care

Bereavement professionals such as funeral directors, embalmers, cemetery workers, crematorium operators, and their support staff may regularly engage with diverse, potentially psychologically traumatic events.
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Explaining Your Value: Interview with Funeral Leader Keith Walker

Keith Walker, president and licensed funeral director at Walker Funeral Homes & Crematory, has proven himself as an industry leader through his decades of work within funeral service.

Can Funeral Homes Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines for Employees? It’s Complicated.

As COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available, many employers are asking if they can require employees to get vaccinated — and what they can do if workers refuse.

When Serving Families, Don’t Just Speak … Set Expectations

As Senior Legal Counsel for Carriage Services, a large portion of my work focuses on helping Carriage funeral homes and cemeteries navigate family dynamics to ensure that families get the best possible service at the lowest possible risk to the business.

Hopeful But Not Complacent: Funeral Directors Nationwide Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Hope — it’s a word that came up time and time again during recent conversations with funeral directors across the country who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

A Healing Balm: Caring for Yourself by Engaging with the Natural World

During this unprecedentedly difficult time for humanity in general and funeral service in particular, good self-care could not be more important.
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A Fresh Take on Funeral Service: Interview with Funeral Leader Nicole Krause

As a Funeral Director and a Celebrant, Nicole Krause has a clear vision of how today’s families have different needs. Krause spoke with Leader Editor Kara Apel at MKJ Marketing’s 2021 Marketing Summit in Naples, FL, about how the profession is changing.

Forecasting Your Firm’s Future Volume and Staffing Needs

As many funeral businesses learned during the pandemic, volume can be so great that it overwhelms staff, which can increase cremation and diminish the average sale.

Funeral Service Foundation and ICCFA Educational Foundation Team up to Launch Veteran Recruiting Initiative,...

Connecting mission-driven veterans to a profession that is driven by a mission to serve is at the heart of the joint collaboration between the ICCFA Educational Foundation and the Funeral Service Foundation.

The Funeral Service Foundation and the ICCFA Educational Foundation Unveil Joint Initiative Aimed at...

The Journey to Serve initiative features free tools and resources designed to recruit military veterans into positions throughout the funeral service profession.