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Welcoming the employee back to work

If an employee has been off work for some time, they can be nervous about returning to the workplace and interacting with colleagues. Employers can ease this transition by showing support and putting in place measures to make sure the employee does not become overwhelmed.

How managers can help cancer survivors settle back into work:1

    • Tell the employee “We’re glad you’re back.”
    • Bring the employee up to speed with what’s happened during their absence, such as changes in procedure, new staff, etc. (Source: Managing Through Cancer – Cancer and Careers)

 

 

Further reading: Supporting a Colleague Who Has Breast Cancer, Elaine Webb – HRVOICE.org