balance for Corporates

The impact of the menopause is palpable throughout our society, especially within the workplace. Around 52% of the population are affected by the menopause, yet despite this widespread impact, many women feel they’re unsupported in this area both personally and professionally. In fact, our research found that 84% of respondents would like their workplace to offer more advice and support around the menopause.

At balance, we are determined to not leave any stone unturned; we want to help as many people as possible around the world. balance is passionate about supporting female talents to thrive in the workplace and help companies drive their diversity agenda.

​To influence change from the top down to the bottom up, we need to come together. We cannot do this alone.

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The current workplace scenario

Newson Health Research & Education found that despite the fact that 20% of people suffer severely from one or more of the 37 different physical and psychological symptoms of the menopause, 77% do not realise their symptoms are related to the menopause and it often takes multiple trips to the doctor before periods or hormones are even discussed.

Due to this and the hinderance caused by menopausal symptoms, we are seeing the following statistics within the workplace.

18% are taking at least 8 weeks off work

21.2% avoid going for a promotion

18.2% reduce their hours

12.1% resign

Time to get a diagnosis has to drastically improve to reduce suffering and enhance the future health and wellness of individuals experiencing the menopause.

What can my organisation do?

Be brave and start conversations in the workplace. This is the first step to breaking the taboo and opening the dialogue.

Shake up your board, send out internal comms, appoint menopause champions, ask for menopause employee support – these are just a few things you can do!

Real change occurs when we are truly informed and can take the correct actions accordingly.

At balance, we offer training for employees, lines managers, HR & Occupational Health staff as well as ongoing organisational menopause support.

Provide your staff with the tools that help support them through their menopause journey. balance app is a free tool that you can encourage your employees to download and use; they can view personalised expert advice, speed up diagnosis time, gain access to treatment should they wish and feel supported in a community of like-minded individuals.

At balance, we offer specific access and features for corporates so come and talk to us and see how our unbiased, evidence-based information and knowledge can ensure your employees do not just survive the menopause, but thrive.

 

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Organisations that empower

We are really excited to be working with corporates to develop our place in the workforce agenda and propose specific solutions to change cultures, retain talent, drive the diversity agenda and ultimately empower employees with knowledge and tools, so they can thrive in their careers.

 

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You can browse all our evidence-based and unbiased information in the Menopause Library.