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The benefits of raising awareness of menopause in the workplace

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It’s been a year since we released our Menopause Awareness Training course, and we’re pleased to say that it’s been a hit! With over 20,000 training sessions delivered, it’s great that we’ve been able to increase awareness and help businesses create a culture that offers menopausal employees more support. 

But despite the success of the course, we want to keep pushing to continue to raise awareness of menopause, focussing on the reasons why businesses should take a proactive approach to supporting menopausal employees. 

With that being said, we’ve put together this short blog to let you know how your business can benefit from raising awareness of menopause in the workplace...

The benefits of raising awareness of menopause in the workplace 

Improved employee wellbeing 

One of the greatest benefits of raising awareness of menopause in the workplace is the improvement in employee wellbeing.  

Menopause can bring about various physical and psychological symptoms that can impact an individual's ability to work effectively. By creating a supportive environment where menopausal employees feel understood and accommodated, businesses can help alleviate some of the stress and discomfort associated with menopause.  

Ultimately, when employees feel supported, they are more likely to remain productive and engaged in their roles. 

Reduced absenteeism 

Menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, fatigue, and mood swings can sometimes lead to increased absenteeism among affected employees. However, by fostering an open dialogue about menopause and offering appropriate support mechanisms, businesses can help reduce absenteeism rates. 

Employees who feel comfortable discussing their symptoms with their managers are more likely to seek assistance when needed, rather than taking time off work. 

Staff retention 

Unfortunately, some women may feel compelled to give up work prematurely due to the challenges associated with managing menopause symptoms in the workplace. By implementing supportive policies and raising awareness of menopause, businesses can retain their valued staff members who might otherwise choose to resign. Retaining these employees can lead to cost savings associated with recruitment, training, and lost productivity. 

Try our Menopause Awareness Training today! 

Our Menopause Awareness Training course is suitable for all employees across any industry sector. It aims to help staff gain a better understanding of menopause, what adjustments can be made to support those menopausal employees, and how they can offer support. 

Interested in how you can use this course to raise awareness of menopause in your workplace? You can claim a free trial of the course today! Or you can request a bespoke quote and someone will be in touch to discuss your training needs.