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Create have signed up to support the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign. This means we have committed to pay all employees a fair wage to live on. In this blog Create's HR manager Bethan explains what the campaign is about and why we thought signing up was important.
Launched in 2012, the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign aims to encourage local businesses to voluntarily pay all employees at least £7.45 per hour.
What is the Living Wage?
The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK and is the amount that allows a person to live, rather than just survive.
At Create, helping our employees to be happy and achieve their ambitions is really important to us and paying them a reasonable salary is part of this. It also helps the business by reducing staff turnover, increasing morale and productivity and generally makes work a positive aspect of your life. A happy employee means our customers get positive people answering their support enquiries, a product team who are engaged and excited by the developments they're working on and generally many more smiles around the office.
We strongly believe in not relying on unpaid interns and our internships are all paid at least the Living Wage. Being a company that prides itself on its ability to spot talent and train up from within, this is a really important part of our company philosophy.
How to Sign-up
The question shouldn't be are you signed up to this important campaign, but why aren't you? Brighton is a fantastic place in which to work and live, and by joining the Living Wage Campaign Create accompanies other businesses who are showing their commitment for this approach to be normal practice not only in the local area, but across the UK.
Find out more about the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign and sign up here.