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  • Living Wage quotes from staff at allpay

    I applied for the job at allpay because I knew they were a great company to work for. I knew they were a Living Wage Employer from things I had read online, but I must admit I don’t honestly know exactly what this means for me- I don’t know if it affects me directly.

    I am proud to work for a company that cares about their staff and rewards them for loyal service.

  • Living Wage quotes from staff at allpay

    Having completed a fixed term contract at allpay I was aware before joining of the Living Wage accreditation. It makes a huge difference to me, having an employer who looks after its employees.

    The advantages to me personally are working for a prestigious company, a company that looks after its employees and a company that has pioneered this accreditation in my local community.

    I would always want to work for inspirational companies who actively seek to be leaders of their field and put their employees at the forefront of everything they do.

  • Living Wage quotes from staff at allpay

    I think the advantages of it are that it is good for businesses, good for families and good for society.

    Coming from a minimum wage paid job to allpay has been a great stepping stone enabling me to start saving for the future. Now 6 + months in here at allpay I am now able to live more comfortably than in my previous job.

  • Living Wage quotes from staff at allpay

    The fact that allpay was the first Living Wage Employer did really impress me as I was applying for my role as it told me that people matter to the business and employees could expect to be treated fairly. I studied organisational culture for my degree and indicators such as employee recognition and commitment to employee welfare lend themselves to a positive working environment. In times of recession these values can be the first to be eroded but the Living Wage commitment by allpay provides a constant reassurance that staff welfare always has and always will remain a high priority.

    I was impressed by the Living Wage commitment and also allpay’s investment in the apprenticeship program.

  • Living Wage quotes from staff at allpay

    So I was aware allpay were accredited before I joined the company, however I didn’t know much about it and what it meant to me. During my recruitment process I did read various articles and quickly understood that companies show major benefits in adopting it. i.e. lower staff churn, reputational benefits and more motivated staff, - leading to an increase in positive productivity. So it was a fair contributory factor when it came to making my choice. My partner’s company are apparently considering becoming accredited to Living Wage and she’s been able to understand what it is and the positive impact it will make.

  • Living Wage quotes from staff at allpay

    This had such a positive impact on me, I felt more valued by the company. But I think the effect for allpay itself has been great.

    Simply having the potential to think about what might actually be affordable is something I’m still getting used to.

    allpay was the first company that I applied to. However, I must say that knowing the company’s commitment to the living wage was definitely an important factor in my applying.

    I knew allpay was a living wage employer before I joined, it was part of the attraction and pull knowing that the company had a vested interest in their employees.

  • Living Wage quotes from staff at allpay

    Although living wage doesn’t affect me personally, I appreciate how important this is for a number of our staff and what is says about the role allpay wants to provide in the local economy.

    Staff turnover is a significant cost to companies large and small and this measure recognises the importance of our staff to the organisation.

    At interview stage it showed me that allpay was a forward thinking employer.

  • Living Wage quotes from staff at allpay

    My previous organisation was a Living Wage employer, and I had been quite significantly involved in introducing this to the company, and monitoring the ongoing impact it had. This has given me first hand insight into how important the Living Wage is, and the benefits it brings – especially to the individuals affected, but also to the company in terms of increased satisfaction levels around the business. Managers benefit from happier and more productive employees, which has a ripple effect throughout teams and departments.

    The Living Wage accreditation was very important to me when applying to allpay; I’d requested to work on the project in my previous organisation because it was an important issue to me, and having the opportunity to apply (and subsequently work!) for a company so committed to the initiative was a big factor in capturing my attention.

About Living Wage at allpay

allpay was delighted to become Herefordshire’s first accredited Living Wage employer back in 2014.

Instead of providing the government based minimum wage the Living Wage Foundation independently provides a recommendation for the salary required to live according to the basic cost of living in the UK. You can read more on the Living Wage Foundation here

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Our HR Director, Steve Foulger commented…

“Many businesses will see the living wage as a costly drain. I can assure businesses it is positive and any effort is more than worthwhile.

Talent acquisition can be difficult. The Living Wage, has given us a competitive edge. Unless employees feel valued, they will have no desire to drive the business forward. Don’t take our word for it, take a look at what our people say below."