We are pleased to announce that, as part of an ongoing commitment to supporting, developing and rewarding its people, The Telemarketing Company has been accredited as a Living Wage employer for Brighton and Hove.
Firms that register (currently 5% of businesses in Brighton & Hove) commit to pay their staff a basic salary at least equal to the Real Living Wage figure set for their region. The rate, which is significantly higher than the legal minimum wage, is set independently each year by the Resolution Foundation, based on the costs of leading a decent life in the UK.
Niall Habba, MD commented:
“We’re delighted to make this announcement. People are the key resource for any business but, sadly, many firms in our sector have a poor reputation when it comes to looking after their staff. It is vital for us to ensure that our employees are treated and paid fairly and we cannot maintain a high quality service to our clients unless our staff are well-motivated. Although this change will only impact a small proportion of our workforce, it is an important development in our efforts to attract and retain the very best team that we can.”
The Telemarketing Company in Regency Square has been based in Brighton for over 25 years and is one of the largest local employers with approximately 150 staff. A family owned business, it prides itself on its reputation for putting staff first and has held Investors in People since 2009. Signing up to the Living Wage Campaign is completely in line with this ethical approach and a commitment to creating a centre of excellence by attracting and retaining the best staff.
The Telemarketing Company is authorised by the FCA, holds Investors in People, ISO 9001 accreditation and is a DMA member. It is also an ISM (Institute of Sales Management) authorised training centre and Company Partner to the Market Research Society.