The agency was awarded the accreditation by Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace
Ogilvy UK announces that it has become the first advertising agency in the UK to receive official accreditation as a menopause friendly workplace ahead of World Menopause Day today.
The agency was awarded the accreditation by Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace, an independent organisation helping businesses introduce and improve menopause awareness, education and support for employees.
The accreditation highlights Ogilvy’s commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of its staff and creating an inclusive workplace for all.
Ogilvy UK offers a range of support services for employees going through menopause and perimenopause. These include access to private health cover to help those experiencing (peri)menopause symptoms, agency-wide educational sessions to reduce stigma around (peri)menopause and encourage open discussion on the topic, and line management training to enable managers to best support members of their team going through (peri)menopause.
The business also runs regular peer-to-peer community session for members of the team to share their experiences of (peri)menopause and speak with leading experts in the field to understand how they can support themselves and others around them.
A highly qualified panel of judges from Henpicked assessed Ogilvy’s existing menopause policies and the business’ broader commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of its employees, deeming the agency worthy of its accreditation as a result.
Ogilvy UK joins several other big UK businesses in receiving the Henpicked accreditation, including HSBC UK, First Direct and M&S Bank.
Commenting on the accreditation, Gemma Davies, head of people at Ogilvy UK, said, “The health and wellbeing of our people is an absolute top priority at Ogilvy UK and our (peri)menopause policies are a key part of that, so we’re delighted to have received Henpicked’s accreditation for them. We are determined to remove any taboo around talking about menopause in the workplace and want our people to be clear that we are here to support them through this period via the range of services we offer.
“With the world of work rapidly changing over the last few years, our people increasingly expect us to support their wellbeing both inside and outside of work. At Ogilvy we’re constantly speaking to our people to ensure we’re exploring all possible avenues to provide support for them and look forward to seeing where these conversations continue to take us over the months and years to come.”
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