We are delighted to announce that Dial A Geek is now an accredited Living Wage Employer! It means that everyone working for us is certified to be earning a Real Living Wage.
We have always chosen to pay our employees the Living Wage – we believe that a salary that covers employees’ basic expenses is the absolute minimum that should be offered by every company.
Now we are able to demonstrate our commitment to rewarding our staff’s hard work with a respectable pay through an accreditation.
What is the Real Living Wage?
The Real Living Wage is higher than the government’s minimum or National Living Wage, and is calculated according to the cost of living based on household goods and services. It is set to be £10.90 across the UK and £11.95 in London.
Over 11,000 UK businesses voluntarily contribute to the actual Living Wage because they believe that their employees should receive a salary that covers basic expenses like the weekly grocery run or an unplanned trip to the dentist.
Why pay the Real Living Wage?
According to studies conducted by the Living Wage Foundation, 86% of UK employers claim that paying their workers the actual living wage has enhanced their company’s reputation, 75% claim that it has risen employee motivation and retention rates, 64% claim that it has helped them stand out from competitors in their sector, and 58% claim that it has improved relations between managers and their staff.
Our Chief Geek Gildas Jones says:
‘I think that, in addition to paying the Real Living Wage being the ethical thing to do, it should be in the company’s interest to pay its employees well due to the favours it may have on employee retention and reputation. I believe that happy employees provide better service, so paying your staff well – from the most entry-level workers up – is an important investment in your business.’
Should you get accredited as a Living Wage Employer?
YES! We encourage everyone to get the accreditation. Paying all of your employees the Real Living Wage comes with benefits for both the employee and the organisation. Paying your employees fair compensation enables them to concentrate on their work, boosts morale, engagement, and motivation, and lowers absenteeism and sickness rates, which enhances working conditions and employee relations. Additionally, having the Living Wage accreditation is a great way to attract new talent to your business. We could not recommend it more!
To find out more about becoming a Living Wage Employer, go to: www.livingwage.org.ukALL ARTICLES