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Creating a Supportive Workplace for Employees with Cancer

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When an employee finds out he or she has cancer, their world is turned upside down. It’s difficult to concentrate and think about anything other than the diagnosis.

According to the most recent statistics, about 1 in 3 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with a life-threatening form of cancer in their lifetime. And many of them prefer to stay on the job while they’re managing their treatment or caring for a loved one who is in treatment.

As a manager, how can you best support your employees? What should you say? What should you NOT say?

WorkStride has recently added this informative two-page guide to help managers support their employees through this most difficult time. See the Manager’s Guide here.

What is WorkStride?

Johns Hopkins Work Stride is both a web portal with extensive information and resources from some of the world’s leading oncology experts and a nurse navigator, who will guide and support your employees and managers wherever they are on the cancer journey.

Work Stride helps employees and their families:

  • understand and reduce the risks of cancer,
  • recognize the early warning signs of the disease, and
  • understand and manage cancer treatment

Work Stride also includes a special section about HR laws and policies as well as a section for managers, to help them balance the emotional and logistical needs of their employee with the business demands of their workplace.

Click to see how your organization can benefit from Johns Hopkins Work Stride.