Podcast: Murphy Group recognises the value in providing a holistic benefits provision

Listen: Murphy Group recognises the importance of providing a benefits provision that is easy to adapt and evolve in order to meet the needs of its workforce.

In this edition of the Employee Benefits podcast, Dawn Moore, group people and communications director, discusses how the construction and civil engineering firm continually looks to provide a holistic benefits strategy that can be tailored to individual’s circumstances. Moore also notes a shift in perceptions of benefits such as increased importance placed on non-financial workplace perks such as increased wellbeing support and the provision of agile working.

At a glance

Murphy Group is a construction and civil engineering business operating across the UK, Ireland and Canada. It operates across several sectors including transportation, water, energy, major projects, construction and property.

It has a diverse workforce that covers a wide range of roles, from operatives, civil engineers, trades, commercial, operations, to a multitude of professional and senior management roles, over 100 graduates and apprentices.

It has 3,800 employees, with an average age of 44. The average length of service is over 10 years.

Primary business objectives that impact employee benefits

To continue its Murphy @75 business strategy, which leads up to the 75th birthday of the organisation in early 2026.  It is also planning its journey to Murphy @80, including how it will continue to grow the business, its focus on sustainability, social value and its people.


Career history

Dawn Moore Overcoming ethnic and gender pay gaps

Dawn Moore, group people and communications director, joined Murphy Group in January 2020. She has previously held senior HR positions in manufacturing, housing, construction and engineering during her career, which spans 27 years. Moore is also a non-executive director on a variety of boards across the public, private and third sectors

Moore says: “Being the recipient of a number of national awards over the last five years for some of my HR work is definitely a highlight. It has also been great to be able to look back at organisations I have worked for and see how the people strategy I led has made a lasting difference.”