Morgan Sindall

Digital learning and innovative benefits

Having appointed a new HR Director in April the construction firm has been refreshing its HR offering and investing in digital solutions, bringing in a learning management system and a new benefits platform over the last six months. We predict that further changes will be carried out next year as the business looks to ensure it has innovative programmes in place to attract the next generation of talent.

Digital learning: The recent implementation of an LMS is aligned with the company’s wider strategy of investing in digital learning tools to engage staff with training more effectively. Next year it will look to roll out further programmes on its LMS, including leadership and soft skill training. We expect it to explore innovative training modules, incorporating technologies such as gamification and AR as it looks to stand out within the sector and attract the best talent. Any new training programmes will be incorporated within the Morgan Sindall Academy, which delivers training both internally and externally.

Benefits: The company wants to become more appealing to a younger generation of staff and tackle the skills gap in the construction industry. It recently enhanced its benefits package, with the introduction of a new digital platform so that employees can access benefits more easily. The company will be exploring flexible benefits in 2019 as it aims to make its offering more comprehensive. It wants to provide greater choice to employees so that they can tailor their benefits to match individual requirements, and any proposed solutions must appeal to multiple demographics.

Revenues: £2.56bn

Number of employees: 6,100

Financial year end: December 31st

New appointments this year:

HR Director – Samantha Knight

Other key contacts:

Learning & Development Partner – Sarah Haywood