A hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay and that’s why we are proud to say that Contego is a Living Wage company.
We’ve joined thousands of UK businesses who voluntarily pay employees a wage that actually meets their needs, not just the minimum set by the government.
The pandemic has brought issues like low pay, insecure work, and the ‘working poor,’ people who work but still have to rely on food banks, into focus. That’s why as a company, we stepped up years ago to show that it’s possible to pay a fair wage, provide great working conditions, AND make a profit.
Why do we pay the Living Wage?
We don’t believe that success should come at the expense of employee wellbeing. In fact, if you pay employees a Living Wage, they are more likely to be happy and engaged at work rather than struggling to get by. Paying a living wage will by no means make someone rich, but if it means they can afford what they need and a few extras, it all adds up to a better quality of life. Happier employees equals a more successful business.
The benefits of the Living Wage for us and our customers
Paying our employees the Living Wage is not just the right thing to do, it’s good for business. The fact we pay a fair wage means we attract the best people, and even better, people who want to stay. Not only that, people who are treated and compensated better want to do better, and we reap the rewards of having more motivated and engaged employees. This translates into a great experience for our customers and our continued growth and reputation as one of the UKs leading pest control companies.
Customers rightly look at credentials before they hire a pest control company, and aside from our industry accreditations, our Living Wage accreditation is one that we are most proud of. It reflects our values as an ethical company that invests in its people and puts quality service before cutting costs.
Paying a Living Wage is the future
You might have seen headlines about staff shortages in certain industries, but really the problem is that people are no longer willing to work for wages that leave them struggling to make ends meet.
Employees want security, stability, and working conditions that support good mental health. A Living Wage is a big part of that. If you want to recruit and retain the best people, you want them to do their best for you and your customers, and you want to increase profits, pay people a living wage. Rather than think about the costs of doing so, think about what it will cost you if you don’t.