The big news this month is the launch of a government inquiry asking if enough is being done to address the impact of menopause in the workplace.

The House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee is seeking written submissions addressing questions including:

  • How can practices addressing workplace discrimination relating to menopause be implemented?
  • How should people who experience the menopause but do not identify as women be supported in relation to menopause and the workplace?
  • How well does current legislation protect women from discrimination in the workplace associated with the menopause?

These are thoughtful questions but I anticipate the outcome will be purely legislative and likely mean a menopause policy becomes mandatory for workplaces.  There are benefits to this including:

Communication & Engagement.  Workplace policies are a useful tool to communicate with employees and provide clarity.  They establish boundaries and best practice outlining what employees can expect from their employer and equally the behaviours an employer expects from employees.

Retention & Risk Management.  Almost a million women have left their job due to lack of support whilst working through menopause so the risk for business is huge in terms of loss of talent, knowledge and experience.  A policy is seen as a way to prevent the exit of valued staff alongside protecting the organisation itself.

The good news is that I’ve got you covered.  My Menopause Activities & Power Pack includes a menopause policy template and manager guidance document to ensure you’re ahead of the curve and well placed to meet upcoming legislative requirements.

The packs also contains a whole stack of goodies designed to generate engagement, create a positive learning experience and promote positive conversations around menopause through 2021 and beyond – perfect for World Menopause Day in October.  These include:

  • Bumper Team Quiz to bring people together to share knowledge, learn and make menopause an everyday conversation in a fun (and competitive!) way.
  • Energising Challenges designed to create learning opportunities, engage staff and inspire all your people to join in the fun.
  • Thought Provoking Discussions to improve confidence in signposting and supporting colleagues, normalise menopause and ease any feelings of awkwardness.

The new and updated 2021 version will be available from 1st September.  Place your order by 31st August and the pack will be yours for £595 plus VAT.  From 1st September 2021 the price goes up to £695 plus VAT.

Contact julie@juliedennis.net now to reserve your pack and relax into the summer knowing you’ve got World Menopause Day covered and you’re fully prepped to respond to new legislation requirements too.