On 1st November 2014 teclan ltd become the first business in Inverness, and the first digital company in the Highlands of Scotland to become an accredited Living Wage Employer.
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost of living in the UK. The Living Wage campaign has been running for ten years and has lifted over 45,000 people out of poverty.
An independent study of the business benefits of implementing a Living Wage policy in London found that more than 80% of employers believe that the Living Wage had enhanced the quality of the work of their staff, while absenteeism had fallen by approximately 25%. The report also noted that 66% of employers reported a significant impact on recruitment and retention within their organisation while 70% of employers felt that the Living Wage had increased consumer awareness of their organisation’s commitment to being an ethical employer.
teclan Managing Director, Fergus Weir said: “We are proud to become the first in Inverness, and the first digital company in the Highlands, to become accredited as a Living Wage employer. We have always believed that if we recognise and value our people, then we will realise the rewards through their enthusiasm and commitment. Our customer feedback is fantastic and we owe our continued growth to the dedication of our team.”
Rhys Moore, Director of the Living Wage Foundation said: “The benefits the Living Wage brings to staff and business are clear. I welcome the leadership shown by teclan on this important issue.” To find out more about becoming an accredited Living Wage Employer visit www.livingwage.org.uk