A cancer diagnosis turns an individual’s world upside down. Work Stride: Managing Cancer at Work provides employees and their managers with the tools, the information and the support they each need to understand and navigate the challenges and opportunities of the cancer journey.
Continuing to work during treatment helps maintain a normal routine and a positive attitude. It also may be a financial necessity. Work Stride provides information and support to help employees understand their workplace options.
Managers need to balance their employees’ needs with their company’s expectations. That’s why it’s vital that a manager has the right words, knows the right policies and offers the right flexibility to best support their employee who is in treatment or caring for a loved one.
The good news is that the vast majority of people newly diagnosed with cancer are going to be long-term survivors. And individuals are going to learn that, for the most part, their cancer will be an inconvenience, not a derailment.
Having a supervisor’s support and the right HR information greatly enhances an employee’s ability to successfully balance their care for a loved one with their workplace responsibilities.