Your employee tells you they have cancer and you want to offer support and show that you care but organizations, just like people, don’t often know how to help so they do the worst thing ever, do nothing at all. Don’t be that organization. How you support an employee with cancer sends a clear message to your employees about how important they are. There are 100s of unique ways to show your support. To start, here is a list of five simple ways to say “We want to help because you matter.”
1. PAY FOR LYFT/UBER RIDES TO AND FROM TREATMENT.
Chemo and driving…not a great combination. Even if your employee with cancer has someone to accompany them to treatment, it’s a great gift for both of them. Traveling to and from doctors’ appointments and treatment can be exhausting.