Some organisations are aware of the challenges that women face when going through the menopause. This puts them in a much stronger place to retain colleagues who are often at the peak of their experience.
According to Employee Benefits, 29% of employers have recently launched menopause or pregnancy loss initiatives. To name a few, Royal Mail, M&S, RSA, University of Sheffield and Mace have implemented initiatives to support their employees.
On the whole, though, the number of UK businesses with menopause policies in place remains very low. This suggests a lack of initiatives, as a policy can be indicative of the work that’s being done. Our survey showed that just one-quarter (25%) of organisations in London have a policy in place, with the lowest level being recorded in the South West at 8%.