1st April 2016 – Spectromax, the IT project deployment and software development specialist, has today announced its accreditation with the Living Wage Foundation and commitment to pay all employees a living wage – as defined by the foundation.
Spectromax, which last week announced plans to create in excess of 300 new jobs in Scotland over the next six months, has always paid its employees a salary well in excess of the Government’s new ‘national living wage’ of £7.20 an hour, which comes into effect today (1st April 2016). The company is also strongly committed to the Living Wage Foundation’s call for employees 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.
“We want to be a company that puts people first. Indeed, Spectromax 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,” said Spectromax CEO, Bhuwan Kaushik. “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.
“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.”