5 reasons to pay your staff the Voluntary Living Wage

3rd November 2016

5 reasons to pay your staff the Voluntary Living Wage | Clean Space Blog

The Clean Space is a proud Recognised Living Wage Service Provider, and proud advocates of the Living Wage Foundation.

Here are our top 5 reasons to pay the Voluntary Living Wage:

1) Better Performance

An independent study found more than 80% of London Living Wage employers believe paying the Living Wage had improved their staff’s quality of work. We have definitely seen this here at The Clean Space. Paying our staff better means they take extra pride in their roles.

2) Happier Staff with a Higher Sense of Morale

Living Wage staff are happier and more motivated, because earning more means they do not have to work additional hours.

This positive impact on their work-life balance, means there is generally a higher sense of morale at work. A number of our Voluntary Living Wage cleaners believe morale is high at work due to feeling like their pay rate reflects how much themselves and their work is appreciated.

3) Reduced Absenteeism

The same study found absenteeism fell by around 25% in Living Wage employees.

Recognised Living Wage Service Provider

4) Reduced Staff Turnover

Two thirds of Living Wage employers found paying the Living Wage reduced staff turnover.  Reduced staff turnover means you have a regular set of cleaners who get to know your site properly.  This results in a better service.

5) Paying the Voluntary Living Wage is the right thing to do

Unlike the government’s National Living Wage, the Voluntary Living Wage is calculated based on the minimum amount needed to enjoy a decent life. Therefore paying it and promoting its benefits goes further to make sure that everyone in society can enjoy a more comfortable life.

At The Clean Space we believe that everyone should have the right to a good standard of living, which is why we continue to promote and champion the Living Wage and the Living Wage Foundation.


For more information on The Living Wage visit http://www.livingwage.org.uk/.

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