It’s no secret that if employers look after their staff, they’ll get the best out of them. Having awareness and support mechanisms in place for people with menstrual conditions can make them feel more valued, leading to increased productivity when they’re at work.
Offering a flexible working policy as part of a wider inclusion and diversity strategy can be incredibly beneficial. Someone with a menstrual condition may need to attend various doctor’s appointments, and should be encouraged to find a schedule that works for them that still allows them to get their work done. A considerate and compassionate work culture is also crucial.
As well as putting conversations around menstrual leave on the agenda, it’s important that employers make period provisions a priority. Stocking your workplace bathrooms with period products helps not only those who require them, but also contributes to normalising the conversation around periods so that, if and when menstrual leave is finally a reality, employees will feel comfortable enough to take it.
At Grace & Green, via our Period Dignity project, we provide exceptional, organic, biodegradable period products to businesses wanting to support their employees as part of the menstrual movement. Chat to us today to get started.