HRD Live PodcastsEMCOR UK on financial wellbeing and committing to the real Living Wage

EMCOR UK on financial wellbeing and committing to the real Living Wage

Dylan Wickenden, executive director of HR at EMCOR UK, outlines how the firm is creating a holistic HR strategy that prioritises wellbeing

Over the summer, it was announced that EMCOR UK had become recognised as a Living Wage Foundation Recognised Service Provider.

This marks a commitment by one of the country’s leading facilities management companies to pay all directly employed staff members, not tied to client contracts, the real living wage.

It comes as welcome news in a time marked by financial stress for professionals of all stripes: debts accumulated during the pandemic, a move to furlough or reduced hours, and uncertain job prospects. That said, while remuneration remains a key motivator, many professionals now express a desire for greater flexibility and equitable workplace settings.

As such, how is EMCOR UK working to create an HR strategy that treats wellbeing on a holistic basis? In what ways does it help other companies create better workplaces? Plus, how is the company endeavouring to implement the most effective ways of working?

To find out more, in the latest episode of the HRD Live Podcast, we spoke to Dylan Wickenden, EMCOR UK’s executive director of HR.

Please note that as this is remote recording, the audio quality may fluctuate slightly from time to time.

0.57 – Bringing social values to the heart of EMCOR UK’s operations

1.10 – Aiming to create a ‘better world at work’

1.53 – Focusing on employee financial wellbeing

5.16 – Working to become a destination employer for top talent

6.00 – Defining the key priorities of HR strategy

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6.50 – Keeping employees informed about the company’s activities

7.11 – Collaborating with other firms to help improve workplaces

7.45 – Making a positive contribution to local communities

8.15 – Taking a ‘blended approach’ to strategy to achieve success

9.20 – Shifting towards more effective ways of working

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