Evidence suggests that, where women receive understanding and help from management, it can enable them to continue working productively during menopause Griffiths et al 2010.
These facts paint a vivid picture for employers. The good news is that small changes can make a big difference when it comes to recognising and addressing menopause symptoms that might be making your employees think about leaving the workplace.
How does menopause impact employers?
By not taking menopause related issues seriously, there are several serious issues that employers face:
You may lose highly-valued, talented employees. Research suggests that women are missing work or even leaving the workplace permanently because of menopause symptoms.
You could put your business at risk of employment tribunal claims. Ignoring the needs of a certain age demographic or gender could be seen as discrimination or constructive dismissal.
Having a Menopause Policy is a great way to set the right tone.
If you care about staff retention, there are simple and cost effective steps you can take to make your workplace more hospitable.
Please join us for our webinar on July 20 at 11am
We will send you dial in instructions for the webinar.
Don't worry if you can't make this time, we will send a recording to everyone who registers. The webinar will be a panel discussion, hosted by our very own, Harriet Hutchinson.
Our panellists bring breadth and depth of knowledge to this topic from a legal, business owner and people management perspective.
Special guest Julie Phillipps, People, Culture & Experience Lead, COEO