Radfield Home Care Fulfills Living Wage Pledge
Radfield Home Care has received Living Wage Foundation Accreditation for its commitment to rewarding a job well done.
After committing to a ‘Caring for Carers’ pledge back in 2013, Radfield Home Care has announced that it will paying its employees a wage that reflects their hard work. All of its company owned branches and a selection of franchise partners have announced that they will voluntarily pay staff a ‘Real Living Wage’.
A number of Radfield franchise partners who haven’t yet committed to a Living Wage are currently evaluating their pay structures to get the same accreditation. The franchise plans to join companies like Google, ITV and IKEA in paying a Living Wage across the board.
A Living Wage for Radfield Home Care staff was not specified in the original ‘Caring for Carers’ pledge. By paying its employees a wage that is in line with basic costs of living, the care franchise is going beyond what it initially promised.
Dr Hannah MacKechnie is a co-founder of Radfield Home Care. She explains how influence from the company’s franchise partners encouraged Radfield to make the ethical move: “We have always paid our staff well, however, our franchise partner in Harrogate, Matthew Nutting first approached us with the idea of becoming an accredited Living Wage Employer in his territory as he was eager to enhance the rewards he was offering his staff”.
Hannah also added how Matthew’s decision to introduce a Living Wage in Harrogate also managed to boost business: “We all expected it to impact on Matthew’s recruitment but, to our surprise, it also had a huge impact on his client attraction. This meant his business began to grow from strength-to-strength, as he was able to consistently balance the growth of his care team and increasing the hours of care delivered to clients. It was clear there were more benefits to the accreditation than we originally anticipated, so began looking to roll it out through more of our franchise and company owned network”.
James Muddimer , Point Franchise ©
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