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Employer's Offer More Flexibility (To An Extent)

Sarah Goodell on May 2, 2014

posted in Employer, HR

New research from the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management found that employers are more willing to offer options for day-to-day flexibility, but are less likely to offer more significant flexible work options, such as job-sharing or sabbaticals.

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Clear Communication Key to A Supportive Work Environment

Amy Coleman on January 14, 2013

posted in Disclosure, Employer, HR

While there are many pieces to the puzzle of creating a supportive work environment for those living with cancer, clear communication is found to be the most important across the board.

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Disclosure at Work: What's Expected, Reasonable and Appropriate?

Amy Coleman on June 25, 2012

posted in Disclosure, Discrimination, Employer, HR, Legal

The Grand Rapids Press recently highlighted a two-part series on work and cancer focused on legal rights and disclosure. The second piece really got the Cancer and Careers team talking about what’s expected, reasonable and appropriate for people living with cancer and disclosure in the workplace.

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Three New Job Search Videos

Alice McKenney on June 8, 2012

posted in HR, Interview, Job Search, Networking, Resume

Networking, Resumes, Cover Letters, LinkedIn. If you're like many other people, the idea of doing all of these things simultaneously can be mind boggling. Our new videos can help ease your fears!

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Good News About Resume Gaps

Rebecca Nellis on April 5, 2012

posted in HR, Job Search, Resume

CareerBuilder found that 85% of hiring managers and HR managers are more understanding of employment gaps now than pre-recession.

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Another win for flexible schedules

Alice McKenney on March 5, 2012

posted in HR, Flexible Work

A recent Inc. Magazine article touts the virtues of flexible work schedules. Cancer and Careers often encourages survivors to flex their hours when possible - and it's now becoming clear that this tactic works for everyone, not just cancer survivors.

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Telling Your Employer, part 2

Alice McKenney on June 22, 2009

posted in Employer, HR

If you do decide to tell your employer, the next question is who should you tell -- your boss, human resources, co-workers? And how should you handle it if you're the boss? The answer is different for everyone,

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