The world of work has been built so that people who menstruate are at a disadvantage.
Our research has shown that…
have experienced anxiety
or stress in the workplace
due to their period.
believe that taking time off because of menstrual health issues has impacted their career progression.
never have access
to toilets or breaks
while at work.
Bloody Good Employers is on a mission to create fairer, safer workplaces for your employees, and for all people who menstruate.
We offer support and education for employers who are committed to promoting equality, diversity and the rights of all workers to be treated fairly.
We’ve conducted research with over 3000 respondents — both employers and employees — to understand how periods affect people in work. Our findings underline the need for change, but also demonstrate the positive opportunities from menstrual equity. That's where we come in.
“I don’t take sick leave for menstrual issues, I use annual leave when I need to, probably 5-8 days a year.”
“I think just being able to talk freely about periods would take the pressure off not only my menstrual health but my mental health too.”
WHITE, CIS FEMALE
“When I am on my period and not feeling great… it would be good to know that my employer was on my side.”
The Bloody Good Employers Programme
To be accredited as a Bloody Good Employer, we’ll guide you through a four-step certification programme.
Each programme is tailored to the needs of the employer and its employees.
The first step is to understand where you are now. We’ll provide a self-evaluation tool for your staff and management so that we can understand what support is already in place. Then we’ll review the results and provide feedback on your strengths and areas for improvement in a dedicated consultation.
From period myth-busting to inclusive communication tactics, you’ll cover it all in three exclusive workshops led by our experienced workshop facilitators. Participants will be encouraged to suggest what improvements for their workplaces.
At this stage, we re-evaluate your company to see how things have progressed since certification began. We work closely with you to embed actionable changes into your company’s culture, communication and policies.
You’ve done it! You’re officially a Bloody Good Employer. Share the bloody good news with your people and the outside world and bask in the glory of having created a fairer working world.
Why should you become a Bloody Good Employer?
Completing the Bloody Good Employers programme should result in a company-wide shift to more inclusive culture, communications and policies. Whilst the work is focussed on the inclusion of menstrual health considerations, our approach inspires change in other areas of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
In addition to the wider societal outcomes of your participation in the programme you can expect outputs such as:
Policies that are inclusive of menstrual health considerations.
Employees who feel more comfortable to have open conversations about menstrual health.
Reduced stress and anxiety as a result of menstrual health concerns in the workplace.
Bathroom facilities with access to period products for all employees who require them, suitable bins and wash facilities.
Access to educational resources and information for all employees.
“It was great to see how valuable the team found the first Bloody Good Employer’s workshop, with everyone really engaged.
I personally found it a safe space to explore menstrual health in more detail and reflect on how that translates into a work environment. I’m looking forward to the next session!”
Amazing organisations already on the journey to becoming Bloody Good Employers...
Period Product Provision for staff: Best Practice
Good Employers support their staff through provision of period products… …but BLOODY Good Employers understand that this is just one step on the journey to creating a period friendly workplace. This guide will assist you with how to go about period product provision… the Bloody Good Employers way.