January 21, 2014
We are now a Living Wage Employer!
Charity People has become one of the first organisations to become an accredited Living Wage Employer.
What does this mean I hear you ask? Well it means that every member of our organisation and every candidate that we place into a temporary role is guaranteed to earn not just the minimum wage but a ‘Living Wage’. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually which is based on the cost of living in the UK. The Living Wage is currently set at £8.80 within London and £7.65 throughout the rest of the UK. We join several of our clients in signing up to the scheme which we believe helps to demonstrate our commitment to being an ethical employer.
The Living Wage campaign has been running for ten years and has lifted over 10,000 people out of poverty. An independent study of the business benefits of implementing the Living Wage policy in London found employers to believe it greatly enhances the quality of their staff’s work, reduces absenteeism and helps with staff retention. David Lale Chairman at Charity People said “We think that anyone temping for Charity People at one of our clients deserves to be paid the living wage as an absolute minimum. We think our clients will understand instinctively why this is important and we’re really happy to be a part of the Living Wage campaign.” To find out more about the scheme and how to become an accredited Living Wage Employer please visit: www.livingwage.org.uk.