CedarOak Security paying the living wage for security guards in the UK.
What is the living wage?
“A living wage is the income necessary to provide workers and their families with the basic necessities of life.
A living wage will enable workers to live with dignity and to participate as active citizens in society.”
CedarOak Security is part of the service industry in the UK. This service industry is challenged by how it financially supports its workers.
Security companies, like CedarOak Security, are in a competitive marketplace, vying for contracts with local government, large and small commercial companies and the residential sector.
In order to maintain a presence in the market and sustain its own business practices security companies are bound by what other companies will pay them to provide a security service.
What are the benefits of paying the living wage?
However, despite this financial challenge, CedarOak Security believes in the principle of the living wage to support community wellbeing and has recognised the benefits for its employees from receiving the living wage. These benefits include:
- Greater retention of staff
- Consistent building of skills and knowledge
- Lower rates of absenteeism and sick leave
- Higher quality work
- Increased morale and motivation
And benefits for the employee have been:
- A sense of feeling valued and worthwhile
- Less stress on families and relationships trying to manage more than one job
- Time spent with children supporting them with school work
- Less children left alone to manage family life, looking after younger siblings
- Being able to provide the basics for their families – food, clothing, medical care
Knowing that CedarOak Security is the only security company in the UK to pay its employees the living wage, where contracts support it. We challenge you to think ethically about how you can support the development of a living wage. Must you get the cheapest security service or could you make a financial decision to pay more knowing that a company like CedarOak Security is committed to its people and is striving for a living wage.
CedarOak is the most effective and competent security guard provider in the UK.
What Our Clients Are Saying
I am more than happy with the service, the guys have fitted in very well.
CedarOak Security is a company in which to have confidence.
The reason we chose CedarOak was at the time, we were having real issues with our security provider, our experience with CedarOak has been excellent, it really has.
I just wanted to say a big thanks for your recent contract with us. Your staff have been excellent throughout the project and have maintained excellent standards. We will have no hesitation in using you again.
The staff carried out our requirements in an efficient and courteous manner. They dealt with incidents as they arose and reported to me in a detailed format each morning. I was very satisfied with their staff and the service they provided.
Would just like to thank you once again for your help at our event. We thought CedarOak Security proved themselves to be one of the best companies out there to cover events, and we will definitely be contacting you again for any of our security needs.
CedarOak covered a gig in Ashford for us and were excellent. Ticked all the boxes; on time, well presented, firm but polite.