It has been said that employees are a business's greatest asset. This is never truer than when it applies to funeral homes. This is an area where your employees can make or break your business—a failure to provide good service at such an important time could devastate your funeral home's future. These three tips should help you choose the right staff for your business. Take Your Time When you're short staffed, it can be tempting to rush into hiring somebody simply because you need help fast. [Read More]
Why Should You Choose a Funeral Home Instead of a Home Funeral?
Handling funeral arrangements can be an extremely trying experience, and there will naturally be plenty of important decisions that need to be made. Some people are tempted to have a home funeral instead of having the ceremony take place at a funeral home, reasoning that the event will seem more personal and less rushed. However, there are plenty of issues with home funerals that people often fail to consider, and they tend to make looking to a special venue into a more attractive proposition. [Read More]
How to Hold a Non-Religious Memorial Service
If you want to stage an event that will reflect the joy of a recently deceased loved one's life, then there are plenty of services that will fit the bill. Nevertheless, it can be a bit trickier to do so in a non-religious way if the person concerned was a non-believer during their life. In some cases, a departed family member will stipulate in their will that they would like a non-religious ceremony after their death but leave few plans as to how to go about this. [Read More]
Funeral Traditions From Around the World
If you're preplanning your own funeral or are making final arrangements for someone else, you may want to do a little research about different funeral traditions from around the world, as you might incorporate some traditions from your own heritage or those from the heritage of the friend whose arrangements you're making. Note a few interesting funeral traditions and practices from different cultures and countries. Portugal In Portugal, church bells will typically ring to signify the death of someone in a local city or village. [Read More]