Well done for taking the first step towards becoming a period friendly workplace!
Take the Quiz to Get Started
This quiz takes only 5 minutes. It will ask you about your organisation and what you do to support people who have periods. You will then receive a score and some personalised recommendations.
Organisations who qualify for a Period Friendly Employer badge will get a link to a kitemark to display on your website and promotional materials. Check out our Hall of Fame Period Friendly Employers below!
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Why this matters
Menstruation will affect 50% of the population for the majority of their working life. Periods are natural, and for most people they will have little impact on their ability to perform at work. However, there are some aspects of periods that have the power to make things a little trickier to deal with. Peri-menopause will affect everyone who has periods and can cause varying levels of disruption for around 10 years. Endometriosis (a chronic pain condition) affects 1 in 10 women. The chances are at least one person in your team has painful or heavy periods. As an employer, you can make small changes to ensure that everyone is supported at work.
Introducing… the Period Dignity movement!
For many years, periods have been hidden in the shadows. However, when we acknowledge that they exist, it can have a positive impact on employees’ self-esteem and confidence. It’s important to be aware that periods change over the years, and to be on-hand to support dedicated staff when things get tough.
PERIOD DIGNITY HALL OF FAME
We’re well aware that the sector as a whole needs to attract more women, and with partnerships like this, we can attract more talented people to come and work for Murphy.
Period poverty affects thousands of women and girls every month in Manchester. Whilst great efforts are being made to end this injustice, we know we are also doing our bit by buying from social enterprises like Hey Girls.
The Fruitmarket Gallery
The Fruitmarket Gallery stands with Hey Girls every step of the way. Their ethos, bold ambition and willingness to take risks should be celebrated by everyone.
CMS in Scotland recently introduced period products to their Edinburgh office and will shortly be doing the same in Aberdeen.
By installing period products across all of our project sites, we have been able to break down the old fashioned taboo’s about periods whilst educating our people at the same time.