Focus on…Menopause at Work

The changing age of the UK’s workforce means that between 75% and 80% of menopausal women are now in work.  Research shows that the majority of women are unwilling to discuss menopause-related health problems with their line manager, nor ask for the support or adjustments that they may need.   

The HR Team at CBR Business Solutions discuss this further in their latest Focus on… exploring why employers need to take the menopause seriously, the implications it might have on their workforce and how they can support employees.  ‘Managing the impact of the menopause at work is important for both workers and employers,’ explains Kate Willcox, Lead HR consultant at CBR Business Solutions. ‘For the worker experiencing symptoms it can be a difficult and stressful time and a very sensitive and personal matter. For their employer it is a worker health and wellbeing concern and a matter needing particularly careful handling.’

The HR Team at CBR Business Solutions can provide clients with additional guidance, policies and procedures to help managers understand the condition more fully and to also help them to have that well-being conversation with a female employee.  For further information about these services, please contact Kate Willcox.