We’ve been awarded a A Menopause in the Workplace accreditation recognising our work in supporting colleagues through comprehensive online training and education. The Menopause Friendly Accreditation, established by Henpicked: Menopause in the workplace (www.menopausefriendly.co.uk), recognises practices that embrace menopause in the workplace.
MenoTalk; a colleague-led menopause colleague network was set up to provide members with a safe space to discuss, listen and share their menopause experiences. The group has been vital in bringing the colleague training to life and regularly meet to share feedback to help build a menopause-friendly working environment.
MenoTalk group co-chairs, Louise Furby and Caroline Milliken shared their thoughts after receiving the accreditation: ‘We set up our MenoTalk colleague group to give everyone affected by menopause a safe, confidential space where members can share experiences and get practical advice. Being awarded the Menopause in the Workplace accreditation is testament to the supportive environment this has created. We look forward to continuing to expand on the advice, support, and education throughout the business.’
Deborah Garlick, founder and CEO of Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace says: ‘Specsavers has done exceptionally well to achieve the Menopause Friendly Accreditation and deserve credit for the success of its MenoTalk programme. We know that open discussions, supportive conversations and creating a psychologically safe environment are key to making lasting and meaningful change for colleagues. I have no doubt that Specsavers colleagues will feel the benefit of it being a menopause friendly employer and hope this positivity will cascade to its customer community as well.’
Specsavers was assessed by an independent panel and had to demonstrate evidence of our effectiveness in six key areas: culture, policies and practices, training, engagement, facilities, and evaluation. A fantastic reward for a lot of hard work from MenoTalk Co-chairs and members!
Learn more about our work to build an inclusive environment here.