Cancer will likely touch someone we know in the workplace. To keep employees informed, engaged and supported, Work Stride offers a low-cost, high-impact benefit program that provides online information and specially trained nurse navigators to help employees recognize the early warning signs of the disease and navigate their cancer journey.
Getting a cancer diagnosis turns an individual’s world upside down. The Work Stride oncology nurse navigator is available by phone and by email to ensure that an employee is in the right hands, at the right facility, receiving the right treatment, at the right time.
With advances in treatment and better managed side effects, more and more employees not only can work during treatment but want to work. It’s important for managers to have the tools to communicate effectively with their employee, balancing their needs and capacity with the ongoing demands of the workplace.
It’s important for someone newly diagnosed with cancer to try to maintain as much of their existing routine as possible. And managers play a key role when their employee’s “new normal” includes the desire to stay on the job during treatment.
One of the most important ways co-workers and supervisors can support a colleague with cancer who wants to stay on the job is by remaining flexible with their work schedule and remembering that sometimes treatment will leave the employee feeling fine and at other times feeling too sick to work.
More and more employers are focusing on workforce engagement and a strong culture of employee well-being as the cornerstone for increased productivity and reduced health care costs.
Being understaffed is a prime contributor to job-related stress, even when co-workers want to support a colleague battling cancer. That’s why when a manager understands her employee’s treatment plan, she can take better care of her entire team and ensure that workplace goals are met.