Propellernet is recognised as becoming a committed Menopause Friendly employer
As of July 2023, Propellernet has committed to becoming a Menopause Friendly employer, by signing up to the official accreditation process.
The accreditation is run by Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace, an independent organisation which supports businesses to introduce and improve menopause awareness, education and support for employees. As part of the process we will be working to ensure that we’re doing all we can – across engagement, policies, our culture and facilities – to support menopause in the workplace and foster an open culture of conversation around menopause in order to break stigma. To become officially accredited, we will be assessed by an expert independent panel who will score the agency across six key factors.
Those experiencing the menopause are the fastest-growing workplace demographic, with 1 in 4 women experiencing symptoms so serious that they consider leaving work as a result. The average age of menopause is 51 years old, with more than 3 out of 4 women experiencing menopause symptoms at some point in their lives.
With this in mind, and with almost half of the agency at Propellernet set to experience menopausal symptoms, we wanted to take action in ensuring we’re doing as much as possible to support the emotional and physical wellbeing of the team and working towards becoming officially accredited as a Menopause Friendly employer.
Sam Zindel, Managing Director at Propellernet, commented: “Menopause is not an issue which just concerns women, or those currently experiencing it. It’s something we believe that everyone should understand and feel comfortable discussing, so that we can support our friends, family and colleagues.
We’re really looking forward to working with Henpicked towards official accreditation, and can’t wait to see how this journey can help improve the health and wellbeing of our employees. We are determined to ensure that there is no taboo around discussing menopause in the workplace, and to explore what we can build on so that we can provide as much support as possible when it comes to our employees’ health inside and out of work.”