Leadership LearningsWATCH: Securing buy-in for wellbeing initiatives with EMCOR UK’s HRD

WATCH: Securing buy-in for wellbeing initiatives with EMCOR UK's HRD

HRD Connect is joined by the HRD of EMCOR UK, Dylan Wickenden, to discuss a significant experience in his professional development.

With HR professionals under an unprecedented level of pressure, now is the time to share lessons and impart strategies which have driven organisational and team success. In our new video series, Leadership Learnings, HRD Connect meets with senior leaders to discuss an experience in their career which helped to develop their professional practice.

It could be an effectively executed reform, a high-level discussion with the C-suite, interactions with employees – or something entirely different. It’s safe to say that HR has been forced to deal with an unimaginable array of opportunities and challenges, so leaders’ perspectives – why they made their decisions, what other leaders can learn, and why it matters today – could help encourage much-needed creativity, flexibility and determination.

In the second episode of the series, HRD Connect meets with Dylan Wickenden, HRD of EMCOR UK, one of the nation’s leading facilities management companies. Over the course of the video, Wickenden recounts an experience at his company where he aimed to introduce a flexible benefits programme. From Wickenden’s thoughts, you’ll learn:

0.30 – How a ‘ridged approach’ hampered an attempt to offer flexible benefits

1.04 – Strategies that have a positive impact on all layers of the workforce

2.07 – The need to incorporate benefits into a broader wellbeing strategy

2.45 – Why a vast majority of EMCOR UK employees were happy to join a new platform

3.30 – How the company has managed to improve its communications

4.45 – The importance of offering a wide away of benefits

5.20 – Why wellbeing should be given due importance within broader HR strategy

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Watch the video to find out why the experience had a personal significance to Wickenden, and discover how innovative changes can have broader, positive results than were initially planned.

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