Verifile Celebrates Commitment to Real Living Wage
Verifile Limited has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Verifile's commitment to paying the Real Living Wage will see everyone at Verifile in the UK receiving a minimum hourly wage of £10.00. This wage is significantly higher than the government minimum, which currently stands at £8.91 per hour.
Verifile is a leading provider of background screening services. Verifile is using innovative technology and methodology. The business has been trading for over 17 years from its Bedford head office. Verifile is now an established market leader. With services used globally and an impressive customer base, it has experienced significant growth in the last few years. Verifile has ambitious plans to accelerate its growth globally. Verifile recognises that its people will make this possible.
The Real Living Wage is the only rate calculated according to the costs of living. It provides a voluntary benchmark for employers that wish to ensure their employees earn a wage they can live on. Since 2011, the Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to over 300,000 people. As a result, it put over £1.6 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.
Eyal Ben Cohen, Founder and CEO, Verifile said “We never forget Verifile is a people business, and we genuinely care about the impact of what we do. Ensuring our colleagues earn a wage they can live on is crucial to us. We are committed to their wellbeing and the impact this has on their families and the community.”
Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Verifile has joined the movement of almost 9,000 responsible employers across the UK who voluntarily commit to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on.
“They join thousands of small businesses, as well as household names. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Verifile, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”