2 posts tagged “human resources”

Working with a condition: Your rights and options for sharing with your employer and taking leave

Posted July 28th, 2017 by

Have you ever struggled with managing your health condition(s) while holding down a job? Or worried about missing too much work because of your unpredictable symptoms?

Team of Advisors member Hetlena (TheLupusLiar) is living with lupus and is very interested in the topic of balancing work with a chronic health condition. She helped us develop these infographics, which apply to people with any medical condition.

Sharing about your diagnosis at work

Do you need to tell your employer? What can and can’t they ask you about your health? What role should your human resources department play? Find out in this infographic.

Working with a chronic condition

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(If you want to go deeper into these topics, here’s a good resource with answers to more questions like this.)

Work leave rights, at a glance

This infographic helps explain work leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the American Disabilities Act (ADA) – and how they can cover you when going to work isn’t possible because of your condition.

Work rights with a chronic condition

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If you’re looking for more than an intro to the FLMA and ADA, you can find the full details here.

On PatientsLikeMe

More than 51,000 members have listed “working with my condition” as an interest on their profile, and there are hundreds of discussions about work and jobs in the forums.

Have any experience with (or questions about) work leave or working with your condition? Comment here or join the community to take part in the conversation.

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PatientsLikeMe Names George Parker Executive Vice President of Human Resources

Posted October 12th, 2016 by

Seasoned HR executive brings 30+ years of experience to the role

October 12, 2016 – PatientsLikeMe today announced the appointment of George Parker as Executive Vice President of Human Resources (HR). In the newly-established role, Parker will oversee all aspects of human resources, with a focus on talent acquisition and development. The newest member of the senior leadership team, George will report to CEO Martin Coulter.

“PatientsLikeMe continues to expand its talent pool to support our strategic agenda and growth,” said Martin Coulter, PatientsLikeMe CEO. “George’s arrival ensures we are equipped with the executive experience to scale our human resources operations and to create an exceptional environment for our staff to thrive. We are delighted that George, with his depth and breadth of experience, has joined our team.”

Parker has more than 30 years of human resources experience in high growth and established organizations. Before joining PatientsLikeMe, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Forum Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical company focused on serious brain diseases. Prior to that, from 2010 to 2015, Parker was Vice President, Global Human Resources at Molecular Devices, LLC, a life sciences operating company of Danaher Corporation. He has also held senior HR positions at Cyberonics, Inc., Perkinelmer Instruments, and Bayer A.G., where he effectively led organizations through change and growth.
“Having spent the majority of my career in the life sciences industry, I’m thrilled to join an organization that recognizes the importance of patient-centricity and the need for patient data to support healthcare decisions,” said Parker. “And ultimately, the good that we can do – as an organization, for our members living with chronic health conditions – is a direct result of the individuals we employ, how we develop and motivate our team, and how we drive internal collaboration. That is what energizes me about this role.”

Parker holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Hobart College.

About PatientsLikeMe

PatientsLikeMe is a patient network that improves lives and a real-time research platform that advances medicine. Through the network, patients connect with others who have the same disease or condition and track and share their own experiences. In the process, they generate data about the real-world nature of disease that help researchers, pharmaceutical companies, regulators, providers, and nonprofits develop more effective products, services, and care. With more than 400,000 members, PatientsLikeMe is a trusted source for real-world disease information and a clinically robust resource that has published more than 80 research studies. Visit us at www.patientslikeme.com or follow us via our blogTwitter or Facebook.

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