Exploring Living Wage Employers’ experiences
24 March 2017
Cardiff Business School will host a presentation and networking event on Tuesday 11 April 2017, where a new report on employers’ experiences as Living Wage advocates will be launched.
Held at the School’s Postgraduate Teaching Centre from 5.30pm until 7.00pm, the event will bring together a distinguished panel of speakers led by report authors, Professor Edmund Heery, Dr Deborah Hann and Dr David Nash, from the Management, Employment and Organisation section.
The academic team will introduce the findings of their recent research on users’ experiences as Living Wage Employers. They surveyed 2,800 accredited Living Wage Employers from across the UK, who have voluntarily agreed to pay the real Living Wage to their employees – currently £9.75 an hour in London and £8.45 in the rest of the UK. The final report (which will be available after the event) provides insight into the reasons employers choose to pay the Living Wage, an assessment of the business benefit and reflection on the positive effects for low-wage workers.
The event programme will also include contributions from key stakeholders and partners about their experiences as Living Wage employers and/or champions. Confirmed speakers comprise:
- Professor Martin Kitchener, Dean of Cardiff Business School
- Katherine Chapman, Director, Living Wage Foundation
- Jayne Dowden, Chief Operating Officer, Cardiff University
- Mari Arthur, Director, Cynnal Cymru/Sustain Wales
- Ali Abdi, Bay Citizens, Citizens Cymru/Wales
Professor Heery, Dr Hann and Dr Nash are keen to ensure that this event offers attendees practical insights and an opportunity to understand the process for becoming a Living Wage employer. To that end there will be a focus on networking and engagement with representatives from organisations which promote the Living Wage and employers who have become accredited present during the post-talk wine reception.
Please visit our Events pages for full details of the event, and information on how to register: The Living Wage – Employer Experience, 11 April 2017.