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Kirstie McDermott

Kirstie works for our Job Board partner, Jobbio. Based in Dublin, she has been a writer and editor on print and digital platforms for over 15 years.

Brain fog leading to poor concentration, fatigue, low mood and reduced or diminished confidence: these are all symptoms of menopause that affect working women.

A CIPD survey of 1,409 women with menopausal symptoms was conducted by YouGov and found that 59% of working women aged 45-55 who have menopausal symptoms said it had an impact negative about them at work.

Women over 50 are the fastest growing group in the labor market, the report also found. With the average age of menopausal transition being 51, women typically experience symptoms for about four years. There is no ‘one size fits all’ menopause – some women experience a full range of often debilitating symptoms, while others may feel generally fine.

technology in trouble

When it comes to technology and fintech, it’s clear there’s still a lot to do, looking at the results of some new research from Intuit QuickBooks. Twenty percent of women in tech or fintech who experienced menopausal symptoms quit (or wanted to quit) their jobs because of their symptoms.

The symptoms that contributed the most to their lack of confidence were hot flashes (39%), mood changes such as depression, anxiety and stress (37%), and poor quality of sleep (36%). %). Thirty-eight percent of survey participants said they generally felt less confident in their abilities, with 41% saying the main challenges were symptoms affecting their ability to perform work tasks.

One of the biggest obstacles to this problem is that of stigma, which persists stubbornly. Forty-three percent of women surveyed said they would not disclose to their employer that they were going through menopause, and 44% also said they would not call attention to the fact that they were struggling . Worryingly, 40% said they did not think they would receive additional support.

So it’s no surprise that so many women quit their jobs during this time, but many say they’d be more likely to stay with their organizations if they had supports in place.

Just as there is no one size fits all for menopause, there is also no one size fits all for employers, but leadership teams must first be open to conversations with their workforce. feminine about what is needed, and from there, act.

Along with the basics of flexible working and health support, an employee resource group can provide a forum where women can talk openly about menopause. Awareness workshops can be set up to educate staff and let everyone know that this is something that is supported in the workplace. This is important, because companies that do not support their employees at this time risk losing valuable talent.

If you don’t feel supported and think a career move sounds good, then we’ve got three roles to check out below, plus plenty more to check out on the City AM Job Board.

Software Engineering Team Leader – London – VP, Citi, London

The Software Engineering Team Leader is a senior level position responsible for establishing and implementing new or revised systems and application programs in coordination with the technology team. You will collaborate with multiple management teams to ensure proper integration of functions to achieve objectives, as well as identify and define system enhancements needed to deploy new products and improve processes and resolve a variety of issues/projects at strong impact. You will need six to ten years of relevant experience in an application development or systems analysis role, extensive experience in systems analysis and software application programming, and management experience and the implementation of successful projects. Apply here.

Senior Data Scientist, Lloyds Banking Group, Bristol

Offering a four-day part-time week or a condensed week, this role offers a hybrid work pace. Lloyds is a very flexible employer and within reason you can work hours to suit your lifestyle. After successfully developing its data science capability, Lloyds is expanding and looking for a Senior Data Scientist to work in a multidisciplinary team, who will develop experimental models and machine learning applications in Python, providing learning models automatic production over the entire scope of banking, as well as complex statistical analysis. Get the full job specs here.

CRM Manager, Monzo, London

Monzo is looking for a CRM Manager to help continue to scale Monzo and engage customers. You will manage the customer communication process across key engagement channels, define and analyze customer segments, and create custom optimization plans, delivering the right message to the right customer at the right time. You’ll also bring a data-driven, test-and-learn approach to customer relationship marketing, executing a plan based on lifecycle, customer value, product engagement and more. You will need experience in customer relationship marketing, experience in a subscription business and an understanding of HTML, as well as an analytical approach focused on understanding customer behavior and planning around data-driven insights. Strong attention to detail and comfort in managing multiple priorities as well as experience working with product teams is also required. Apply for the position of CRM Manager here.

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