People with cancer face complex barriers to returning to work, despite an employer's efforts to support them. Both sides experience an unintentional communication breakdown resulting in a loss for individuals, businesses and for society as a whole.
Maggie's and Unum are working together to help both the employer and the employee understand the challenges they face because of cancer in the workplace.
Following research by Oxford Economics about the contribution and needs of people living with cancer in the workforce, Maggie's and Unum are providing support to both people with cancer and employers to begin breaking down barriers, starting with a series of lectures for HR professionals.
The lectures will cover:
* Understanding the emotional, physical and psychological needs of employees with cancer.
* Approaching these situations with knowledge, empathy and understanding by providing you with insights and management strategies.
* Creating the right framework to manage employees with cancer.
Maggie's and Unum would like to invite HR professionals to attend our workshop series. Please email Aoife or call 020 7386 3516 if you would like to attend.
Cancer in the Workplace workshops
January 2014: Coming soon our Cancer in the Workplace webinar. Please email Aoife if you are interested and want to find out more.
Unum are income protection and workplace rehabilitation specialists that have partnered with Maggie's to help people with cancer get back to work.
Read more about the partnership and the Oxford Economics research in our press release.
Can Work, Will Work
Download the report by Oxford Economics which looks at understanding the contribution and needs of people with cancer in the workforce.
Read the partnership
Read about the partnership and research in our press release.
Emma's experience of returning to work after cancer
Emma Leach, a HR Manager, has written about her experience of returning to work after cancer treatment on the Huffington Post.
Lecture series: Cancer in the Workplace
To help HR managers understand the needs of employees with cancer and how to help them back into the workforce, Maggie's and Unum are running a series of lectures throughout the UK.