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An HR’s Guide To Writing a Menopause Policy

As we move further into 2023, many company leaders are likely reflecting on the past year and reevaluating their HR strategy—especially in terms of their company policies and employee handbooks.  Recent global events have increased the need for important HR policies like COVID-19 leave, work-from-home or flexible work policies, further-reaching...

The Benefits of Workplace Wellness Programs

As it stands, just over half of organisations take a strategic approach to employee wellbeing, yet fewer than 20% of employees are actually enrolled on physical wellbeing offerings. Why?  Well, there are a number of pretty straightforward reasons—chief among them are that oftentimes, employers, leaders and HR teams simply don’t...

A HR guide to launching a workplace menopause survey

HR leaders: do you really know what’s going on with your employees? If you answered yes, you’ll likely point to the data gleaned from your yearly or quarterly employee engagement survey. And while this is certainly a great start—there’s still something missing. And it means that 20% of your employees...

3 ways HR can improve employee retention for midlife women

In the wake of the Great Resignation (or Great Reshuffle), employee retention has never been a higher priority for human resources teams than it is now.  In fact, according to Lattice, 83% of teams are investing either “somewhat” or “significantly” more into employee retention than they have in the past. ...

Peppy US set for rapid expansion in 2023

Our growth story so far and why securing Series B funding really matters When we launched Peppy in 2018, I don’t think any of us could quite have anticipated how incredible the next few years would be. Peppy has seen some huge milestones reached, with the latest being news of...

3 easy tools for managing anxiety

Are you feeling tense? Afraid? Are you worried about what lies ahead? Anxiety can leave you feeling stuck and make life a struggle. Healthy Minds Lead Practitioner, Linda Gillham shares three techniques to help you cope. Quick facts When you are anxious your sympathetic nervous system tells you that there...

How to check your balls

Regular self-examination could mean you avoid a big ball ache in the long run. Professor Geoff Hackett explains what you need to know and how to check your balls. Quick Facts Most men who develop testicular cancer have no risk factors at all.  Lumps, bumps and changes in the shape...

Forgetting everything? How to cope with brain fog

If you feel like you’re forgetting things or even going mad, it could be brain fog. Here are some tips about how to cope with brain fog during menopause, from Linda Gillham and Kathy Abernethy, clinical experts at Peppy. Quick facts Memory lapses and ‘brain fog’ are common in menopause...

HRT shortages explainedand what you can do

Supplies of HRT are at an all-time low. So, if you’re trying to manage your menopause symptoms, you might go to pick up your prescription and have to leave empty-handed. Here, one of Peppy’s menopause experts explains HRT shortages, and what you can do. HRT shortages, in a nutshell Problems...

Supplements to help you sleep better 

A good night’s sleep has the power to make you feel like Wonder Woman – and who doesn’t want to feel that kind of terrific every day? If you’re struggling with shuteye, these supplements can help. QUICK FACTS  For years, sleep has been dismissed as one of the least important...

Looking after your emotionalwellbeing during fertility treatment

It’s incredibly important to look after your emotional wellbeing when you’re going through fertility treatment. This can be a challenging and – at times – distressing period. Taking care of yourself and your partner is incredibly importance. Peppy’s Director of Fertility Services, Francesca Steyn, explains what you can do to...