Big-hearted Bristol based recruitment business, Baltimore Consulting, are levelling up in matters surrounding the menopause.
Last week, Baltimore Consulting’s CEO, Charmaine Vincent, and Head of Marketing, Lauren Cox became CPD accredited by the Institute of Government & Public Policy in Advancing Menopause Policy in the Workplace.
They heard from the likes of Caroline Nokes MP from the Women and Equalities Committee and Dame Lesley Regan, the Women’s Health Ambassador for England, as well as a range of women’s health advocates across the UK.
The Advancing Menopause Policy in the Workplace conference addressed current policies and inequalities related to menopause in the workplace, and offered an insight into developing a stronger workplace culture regarding menopause, looking at overcoming discrimination and implementing practical support.
Bristol SME Baltimore Consulting are currently working towards becoming a menopause accredited employer.
45% of women say they feel their menopause symptoms have had a negative impact on their work. What’s more, menopausal people are the fastest growing demographic in the workforce, yet 1 in 10 people will leave work due to menopausal symptoms.
As an employer, Baltimore Consulting celebrate differences and value the opinions of all staff. They are proud to say that we make decisions based on a unified voice through their internal People & Community Forum.
As well as developing their menopause policy and improving practises in house, Baltimore Consulting has trained their entire leadership team to Manage Menopause in the Workplace and are well equipped to now signpost support to their entire workforce.
Baltimore Consulting work with their employees at the heart of the business; CEO, Charmaine Vincent has instilled a caring ethos into the company culture, and has continued to put others and their development first.
As a business, they are not afraid of showing vulnerability, encouraging all staff to show up authentically and in turn, proving that you can create a reputable, profitable business, without cutting corners and leading with your heart.
Charmaine Vincent, CEO of Baltimore Consulting, states:
““Behind every successful business is a passion to improve – for us, life is not standing still. Investing in our staff and ensuring that we have an inclusive work environment is integral for us as a business.
51% of the population will go through the menopause at some stage of their life, which could attribute to a high percentage of any workforce. As a woman that entered perimenopause in her late 30’s and truly understands how debilitating symptoms can be without the right guidance, I’m naturally extremely passionate about ensuring our staff are educated and equipped to support each other on their own unique journeys.”