Well, to point out the obvious, we are aware of them both in October. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, October is Halloween. Both happen every year. What do these two things have in common?
People wonder why I'm a radical advocate for helping people with cancer (or major illness) at work. I often write about corporate responsibility, but I don't often write about what prompted me to do so. You might wonder -- what is it with this woman that she keeps talking about this?
In my past few articles, I've been writing about amazing CEOs who have a commitment to healthy workplaces and who are working with the American Cancer Society as CEO's Against Cancer. I'm continuing that today, with my next installment.
At the heart of any company that offers empathy and strong incentives and engagement is a company that is "employee centric." What that refers to is a company who puts the needs of their employees in the forefront.
I'm on a mission to transform the language of cancer and other serious illness in the workplace. I feel it's a necessary missing piece for many struggling to integrate their lives and yet needing strong support to do so.