This week marks #LivingWageWeek, a celebration of the movement to ensure hundreds of thousands of low paid workers receive a pay rise because of the #LivingWage.
At Facilicom, we believe that people who are willing to work hard should be rewarded sufficiently. This is why we are strong supporters of the Living Wage movement. In fact, we were a founding member of its Service Provider Recognition Scheme and were one of the first national contract cleaning companies to sign up to it.
Today, we remain part of the Recognised Service Providers Leadership Group and, earlier this year, we won an award for our role in tackling in-work poverty and improving the wellbeing of our lower paid employees, at the Living Wage Champion Awards.
Being part of the movement brings clear business benefits. In return for a fair wage, we have seen low levels of absenteeism, increased staff retention and high amounts of job fulfilment. This, in turn, has led to better teamwork, service provision and greater client satisfaction.
By becoming a Living Wage employer, you can reap the benefits of visibly being a responsible business, help the Foundation to spread awareness, and encourage other companies to join the movement. Let’s keep the momentum going and give our teams’ the recognition and pay they deserve.
Jan Hein Hemke.
Managing Director at Facilicom UK & Ireland