Sarah Cox - Menopause Expert & Coach
A survey by The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and YouGov showed that of those who were negatively affected by the symptoms at work, they reported the following issues
During this transit it makes women less likely to want to progress in their role in the workplace and for a quarter it is the reason they are more likely to retire early (in turn negatively impacting on the diversity and inclusion efforts of organisations).
• Women can feel isolated at work during the menopause, supporting them will help retain staff
• It will reduce the amount of sick days
• Educating those that are not experiencing menopause helps them understand and support their colleagues better
• There has been a rise in legal claims, this helps prevent discrimination
• To break the stigma and create a more inclusive workplace
• Adopt a forward thinking and supportive culture to attract talent
• Talking about menopause takes away the stigma that should not be there
• Producing factsheets and framework raises awareness
• Writing and publishing a formal company policy shows that you understand and nurture inclusivity and diversity in the workplace
• Only around 10% of companies understand or have a formal menopause policy in place on how to educate and support their employees
How can I help your business join the top 10%?
From Fact Sheets and HR policies to company education and awareness there is so much we can do together to support the menopause and its symptoms in the workplace.