Cancer patients or survivors returning to work may also experience physical changes and feel tired from time to time due to the side effects of treatment. It is important for employers to take note of such possibilities and arrange for an in-depth discussion with employees together with the HR department to determine how they can better support the employee’s return to the organization.
It can be useful to provide flexible work arrangement so that the employee can still head off for their scheduled medical appointments or allow them to take short breaks in between the day. Employers can also optimize their workplace by introducing rest areas for employees alike or a fully equipped pantry where they can heat up food from home.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic happened, remote work and virtual meetings has also become the new norm. Employers are encouraged to offer employees the option of working from home to help relieve the stress of being back in the physical office while they ease back into work.