In my role as a consultant to funeral service I often receive questions that relate to the importance of staff training. I enjoy hosting trainings twice a year that help funeral directors enhance value in the arrangement conference. Below is a recent question I received that speaks to the importance of staff training.
Two Chinese officials bought corpses from grave robbers to meet government cremation quotas, local media reported, as Beijing pushes to enforce its controversial and highly sensitive burial policies.
I have a passion for funeral directors and funeral service – even though I am not a funeral director, I have the utmost respect for you. I have dedicated the last 9 years of my life building a platform and business around helping funeral professionals embrace change and I become very sensitive and overly passionate when I see other companies profiting off funeral directors who don’t know any better – your lack of knowledge becomes your biggest enemy.
The news broke yesterday on Connecting Directors about Genesis Casket Company closing it’s doors. I read comments from various people in the funeral industry touting their opinions regarding the company’s poor leadership and conjecture why the company failed. Let’s take a different view at why a casket company going out of business at this point and time in our history is really bad news especially for the funeral industry.
Annette March-Grier, RN, CFSP (licensed mortician) and Co-Founder and President of Roberta’s House is amongst the prestigious list of 2014 top 10 ‘CNN Heroes. Her notable work to help grieving children, families and adults in underserved areas of Baltimore, and its surrounding counties, cope with tragedy and the loss of someone close is currently being featured on CNN world-wide as one of the people recognized for changing the world.
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) 2014 International Convention & Expo, held October 12-15 in Nashville, Tenn., drew 6,296 total attendees and 383 exhibiting companies to an event that continues to open new doors to opportunity for the funeral service community. This is the association’s second highest total attendance in the last 15 years, topped only by the 2011 NFDA Convention held in Chicago, Ill.
If you asked my 8-year-old self what the most romantic film moment in existence was, it’d be any scene with Gomez and Morticia in The Addams Family, disembodied hands down
The LeMoyne Crematory, pictured above, held the distinction of being the only Crematory in the country from its inception in 1876 when America’s first cremation took place, until 1884. At that time, after twenty-five Cremations had been performed in the facility – one of which was that of Dr. LeMoyne himself
With appreciation, Funeral Service Foundation Executive Director, Kathy Wisnefski, announced yesterday that Matthews International pledged a major gift of $200,000 in support of the Foundation’s mission to fund projects and programs that support all of funeral service in building meaningful relationships in the community.
The news of the shutdown was delivered to employees on a conference call Tuesday by members of the Genesis executive team and board members from Genesis’ parent company Gestamp Corporation.