Menopause In The Workplace
Imagine, for a moment, that there was a health problem that affected a major part of your workforce.
And that the symptoms had a detrimental impact on confidence, energy levels, mood, concentration, creativity and productivity.
Well…there is a health problem that affects millions of women in the UK workforce. And yet, most employers appear to be unaware, unwilling or unable, at present, to do anything to support those affected.
This growing issue is the Menopause and now is the time to see how you can support your female staff through it.
HOW BIG IS THIS ISSUE?
There are an estimated 5 million women aged 40-55 in the UK in the workplace, and about 80% of them will suffer some symptoms of menopause that can negatively impact on their performance and career potential.
The latest Government Equalities Office Report estimates that women aged 50 and over are by far the fastest-growing group of workers in the British economy. So this issue isn’t going away.
If you want the women in your workforce to thrive with your support, if you want to be seen as a desirable, forward-thinking employer, and if you want to attract and retain the highest calibre of female recruits to your business, then there has never been a better time to explore what your company could be doing to support female employees before, during and after menopause.
How Does it Affect Performance?
ABSENTEEISM – women are more likely to stay off work if they’re feeling exhausted, they haven’t slept well, they have hot flushes or bad PMS, or they’re feeling anxious or depressed. A survey conducted by the NUT in 2014 found that out of those who had taken sick leave due to menopausal symptoms, over 80% hadn’t disclosed the real reason.
STRESS – women can be less resilient to stress during peri-menopause. According to the Health & Safety Executive in 2015, midlife women report more work related stress than other groups.
PERFORMANCE - brain fog and memory loss can severely hamper productivity, creativity and problem solving.
RELATIONSHIPS - mood swings and irritability can affect relationships at work. Someone who may have been very sociable can suddenly become isolated and not a great team player.
CONFIDENCE – formerly highly competent women can become insecure and lose confidence in their ability at work.
ANXIETY OR DEPRESSION - can reduce motivation and make a woman want to withdraw.
HOT FLUSHES - may result in her being much less likely to participate in meetings or discussions. And if a woman feels embarrassed or unable to ask for support then that can add to problems of comm and trust.
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Here Is A Selection of What We Offer:
60 Minute Talks
Join Nicki for this hour-long educational and inspirational look at the signs and symptoms of menopause, who it affects and how best to manage it in the workplace. Includes a Q&A.
Half and Full Day Workshops
These intensive workshops offer female employees an understanding of menopausal symptoms, what's causing them and how they might be affecting their personal and work lives, with practical tools and techniques to improve their energy, mood, cognitive function, sleep and stress resilience.
Our transformational 30 Days to Happy Hormones online programme includes meal plans, recipes and resources to help women achieve hormone harmony for life. It has helped hundreds of women to regain control of their hormones and get back to their best.
One to One and Group Coaching
Contact us for bespoke packages for individuals and groups.
After failing to find any medical help for her health issues in her early 40's, Nicki discovered she could turn things around using diet, lifestyle and natural supplements.
She is now an award-winning nutritionist, author, speaker and a leading expert in women's health and hormones. She is the founder of Happy Hormones For Life, helping women in their 40's and 50's to feel better than they did in their 30's!
She has recently published her first book - It's Not You, It's Your Hornones: the essential guide for women over 40 to fight fat, fatigue and hormone havoc.