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We’ve invited menopause training consultant, Donna Bone, to the EW Group offices on Wednesday 3rd April at Thomas House to run a special taster event covering what organisations can practically do in this area. And we’d like someone from your organisation to be there.
Come along to understand how you can easily improve the health and wellbeing of your female workforce, retain the valuable talent in which you have invested and become a more attractive employer to our ageing population. Donna will be sharing practical advice and inviting you all to contribute your thoughts and experiences.
Get up to speed on how to support employees
Menopausal women are the fastest growing workforce demographic which means that nearly 8 out of 10 of menopausal women are in work. 75% of women will experience menopausal symptoms which will have a negative effect on their physical health and/or emotional wellbeing.
Positive steps by businesses to support women at this time in their life can impact engagement, productivity and wellbeing. You can listen to Karen Venn from Network Rail speak about the steps they’ve taken to support menopausal employees on our Reworked podcast.
Is menopause the last workplace and social taboo?
Half of women go through the menopause without consulting a healthcare professional, with 35% believing it is something they should just have to put up with, despite 42% reporting that the symptoms being worse than they expected.
So not surprisingly nearly half of women (47%) surveyed who are in employment and who needed to take a day off because of the menopause said they wouldn’t feel comfortable disclosing the real reason to their employer or colleagues.
In fact, 45% of the women surveyed by the British Menopause Society felt their menopause symptoms have had a negative impact on their work. In reality this may translate to reduced productivity, women being less engaged in their employment, not going for the promotions which they had previously aimed for and, in some cases, leaving their jobs.
RSVP: Please follow the link below to reserve your free place. Note spaces are limited and on a first come, first served basis.