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Life Events

Communication for important life events at work

In an HR context, life events are typically thought of as they apply to health coverage benefit changes. Major life events like marriage, birth of a child, divorce, or adoption can all impact an employee’s eligibility for benefits. They can also impact and change an employee’s life in big ways. 

When we think about communication regarding life events at Pyn, we’ve expanded upon the “major life events” definition as it stands regarding eligibility status. Life events encompasses birthdays, anniversaries, leaves of absence, parental leave, and bereavement leave. 

These milestones can be moments of change for employees, and they’re often times of natural reflection. Communication with employees during life events is a great way to offer support and celebration when appropriate. 

Below you’ll find employee communication for birthdays, anniversaries, leaves of absence, parental leave, and bereavement leave. Each section also contains information about that life event, and how you may want to customize your communication or support. 

With Pyn, you can send communication regarding life events automatically. Birthday messages get sent based on HRIS data about your employees, returning parents (and their managers) are given week-by-week support after a simple set up. 

In the Open Library, you can access all of Pyn’s employee communications for free. Check it out below. 

Celebrating birthdays at work 

Read first: How to celebrate birthdays at work: 8 ideas for hybrid offices

Recognizing work anniversaries 

Read first: 8 impactful work anniversary ideas for HR and managers

Communication and support for leaves of absence 

Read first: Leave of absence: A guide for employees and employers 

Communication and support for parental leave 

Read first: How to determine your company's parental leave policy

Communication and support for bereavement leave

Read first: Considering offering bereavement leave? Read this guide