We want to be a company that puts people first. Indeed, Dexra has always paid close attention to the rising cost of living and factored this into employee wages, which is why we are incredibly proud to be a Living Wage employer. Unlike the Government’s national living wage, which still means minimum pay and minimum quality of life, the living wage proposed by the Living Wage Foundation actually ensures a better life for employees.
We’ve always paid our employees a salary well in excess of the Government’s new ‘national living wage’ of £7.20 an hour, which comes into effect today. We’re also strongly committed to the Living Wage Foundation’s call for employers to pay staff at least £8.25 an hour (£9.40 in London). This voluntary hourly rate for employers was created to benefit businesses and their staff, improving workers’ quality of life, employee retention and customer service.
The fact is, employers have a duty of care to their employees, and should be doing everything within their power to ensure they have a comfortable and happy life, without the stress of poverty. After all, many of us spend a huge proportion of our lives at or thinking about work.