As an employer committed to paying a real living wage and having our staff at the core of who we are, we have seen first-hand how the company benefits from staff productivity, increased motivation at work and staff retention.
The real living wage is higher than other UK wage rates and is an independent assessment of the minimum hourly rate that people should be paid to work based on the actual cost of living. Unlike the Government’s minimum wage or National Living Wage, the real living wage is a voluntary decision employers make so they can pay their employees more, and we are proud to have joined thousands of other companies in making that important decision. In the cost-of-living crisis environment, we find ourselves in, we are proud to put our employees first and believe that being a Living Wage Employer provides financially stable working conditions for employees to thrive and enjoy a healthy work-life balance.
“I am delighted we are celebrating our accreditation anniversary as we achieve Living Wage accredited employer for another year. It is important to pay staff a fair wage, especially given the current economic climate, and at The Mackman Group we are proud to do just that“– Paul Mackman, Managing Director
The Mackman Group is one of four Sudbury-based businesses with the Living Wage accreditation and we are proud of the environment this accreditation has helped us build for our staff. Whilst this has not changed the way we work, it has provided a secure environment for our staff to thrive and develop themselves at work whilst maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
“The Living Wage has helped me to maintain a good work-life balance, allowed me to live comfortably outside of work, and enabled me transition smoothly from academia to the start of my career.”– Dylan Gant, Graduate Creative
As well as being an accredited Living Wage Employer, we are an accredited Living Hours employer. The Living Hours programme requires employers to pay a real Living Wage and commit to providing staff with secure, guaranteed working hours. We go beyond this at Mackman, and our full-time working week is set at 35 hours, discouraging an excessive working hours culture and promoting a work-life balance.
“I’m thrilled that we have this initiative in place to support junior staff members joining our team. The benefits package for entry-level staff is fantastic as a result. As a manager, it is reassuring to know that new members of our team will be paid fairly, alongside the training and experience they gain.”– Rachel Hill, Marketing Manager
Follow The Mackman Group socials for more updates as we celebrate our anniversary and join the movement celebration from 6th – 12th November 2023 using #LivingWage.