AUCHRANNIE Resort has announced that it will become a REAL LIVING WAGE ACCREDITED EMPLOYER from 1 April 2018. It is understood this will see Auchrannie becoming one of only two hotels in Scotland to make this commitment.
All un-promoted staff aged 18 or over will receive the Real Living Wage of £8.75 per hour which is significantly higher than the National Living Wage, of £7.83 (which applies only to those aged 25 and over).
Says a spokesperson: “Auchrannie have introduced this change after setting efficiency targets with the team last year. As a result of the collective efforts of the whole team, we have been able to significantly improve profitability through decreasing costs and wages.
“Although the savings do not pay for the wage increases entirely we are confident that the company will see additional benefits as a result. 93 per cent of Living Wage Employers have seen benefits. These include improved employee retention, improved reputation and better working relationships between management and the rest of the team.
“Auchrannie believes that the team on the shop floor are the foundation for Auchrannie’s success and has therefore made this commitment to ensure that everyone takes home a fair pay for a fair day’s work.”
Linda Johnston, managing director, said: “We are delighted to be able to make this commitment. When combined with Auchrannie’s recent initiative in becoming Scotland’s first employee-owned hotel, this places Auchrannie in a very strong position to encourage young people to make a career in the hospitality industry and helps us to attract the best people.
“In addition, we are confident that the collective efforts of our fantastic team will continue to strengthen Auchrannie’s customer care and community focus as well as improving the sustainability of the business going forward.”
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