We are proud to announce that Fhoke has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer by the Living Wage Foundation.
We have always been committed to paying our team a fair, and in our case, a wage above the true cost of living in the UK. This accreditation is the cherry on top and shows our commitment to this ethos.
As an accredited employer, we strive to set an example for other agencies in our industry and beyond to prioritise fair wages for their teams. We see it as a step towards creating a brighter, more equitable future, not just within our walls but in the broader community and industry. We hope to create a working environment and influence the industry where work is not just about profits and deadlines but about people, dignity, and shared growth. At our core, we believe in the power of people and that every individual deserves respect, both in terms of their work and the life they live outside of the studio.
The Living Wage Foundation: Purpose and Significance
The Living Wage Foundation is a renowned charitable organisation that promotes fair wages for employees in the UK. As a leading web design agency, Fhoke is proud to be accredited by this foundation. The purpose of the Living Wage Foundation is to ensure that everyone receives a wage that reflects the true cost of living, allowing them to enjoy life outside of work without worrying about meeting their basic needs, such as food, housing, and other essential needs. It is the only rate actually based on real living costs. By supporting the Living Wage Foundation, we are taking a stand against low wages and advocating for a more equitable society.
The Living Wage vs The Minimum Wage
To ensure fair pay for everyone in your team, it’s important to understand the difference between the Living Wage and the Minimum Wage. While the Minimum Wage sets a legal minimum that employers must pay, the Living Wage goes beyond that to reflect the true cost of living in the UK. As a company, we have consistently recognised the importance of fair wages and made it a priority, so we are proud to be an accredited Living Wage Employer.
By paying our team a wage that allows them to live a life, we are making a statement about the value we place on their well-being. Join us in advocating for fair wages for your teams by learning more about the Living Wage Foundation and how your business can become an accredited employer.
The Journey to Accreditation: How Businesses Can Sign Up
If a commitment to fair wages inspires you and you want to become a Living Wage Employer, the first step is to visit the Living Wage Foundation’s website and familiarise yourself with their requirements and guidelines. It’s super easy, and you’ll find all the information you need to understand the process and benefits of becoming a Living Wage Employer. In under a day, you could become accredited.
You’ll find that you’ll need to assess your current wage structure and determine if any adjustments need to be made to meet the Living Wage rates. Best of all, communicate your intentions to your team and explain the benefits of becoming a Living Wage Employer.
Here are some of the core reasons why you should step up and become a living wage employer:
- Valuing Employees: Fair compensation is one of the most direct ways to show employees they are valued. By paying a living wage, you can ensure that your team can lead a good quality life, bolstering motivation and job satisfaction.
- Boosting Local Economy: As a business, our actions impact the wider community. Paying the Living Wage can help stimulate local economies, as employees with disposable income are more likely to spend in their local communities.
- Attracting Talent: Studies have shown that companies that pay a living wage tend to attract and retain top-tier talent.
- Setting Industry Standards: If all web design agencies followed suit it will lead to a broader industry shift towards fair pay.