Flying the flag for Pride

Flying the flag for Pride

This weekend, we’re changing our colours to celebrate Pride and equality in our business.

Creating a positive working environment for all of our colleagues

At Utilitywise, we believe that our colleagues perform to their fullest potential when they can be themselves at work.

In October 2016, we carried out our very first colleague engagement survey across the Utilitywise Group with the help of Great Place to Work. Eighty-two per cent of our colleagues responded to the survey – an impressive turn out for a first time survey.

It identified several areas of focus in our engagement efforts, but it also highlighted several strengths – one of which is our commitment to equality and diversity.

In fact, 82 per cent of those who responded felt that Utilitywise is an equal and fair place to work, while 89 per cent believe that people are treated fairly regardless of their sexual orientation.*

We’re delighted that so many of our colleagues feel free to bring the full range of their experiences and insight to their work at Utilitywise. Equality and diversity are essential to any business, but particularly to businesses looking to innovate.

Utilitywise has always been an innovative company but, as we outlined at our Capital Markets Day in March 2017, we’re about to kick things up a notch. As we begin to execute our strategy, we’ll be relying on the different skills and experiences our colleagues bring to Utilitywise more than ever.

Difference is a strength: different perspectives, ideas, and knowledge all foster innovation and creativity. That means great new ideas for our business and our industry, new products and services for our customers, and a company culture that allows all of our colleagues to thrive.

 

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Adrienne McFarland

Posted by on Friday, the 7. July at 9.34

Adrienne McFarland joined Utilitywise in January 2016 as HR Director. She was previously Director of Talent, Organisation Design and Leadership Development at Nestle UK Limited. Before that she spent 11 years at The Sage Group PLC in a variety of leadership roles, including Global Head of Talent, Regional HR Director for AAMEA, and Chief People Officer for the UK.Adrienne’s track record is about leading and delivering global change management programmes, on all areas of strategic HR, across global matrix organisations and leading international teams. This is achieved by working with CEOs and senior business leaders to deliver organisational goals through people.Adrienne is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and was featured in HR magazine’s list of Most influential Practitioners within the UK Manufacturing Sector in 2014.