Business Strategy

Overcoming the Challenges of Implementing a Living Wage

Implementing a living wage while achievable is not without its challenges. We give you the low down on the common pitfalls you should avoid when creating and implementing a living wage roadmap.

1. Failure to maintain or scale up pilot projects

Dependency on a particular buyer, or small group of buyers which has meant that the ongoing success of the project relies on continued trade with (and support from) these buyers. 

Take away: A commitment to a living wage needs to be embedded within the overall business strategy which is then woven in to the KPIs of individuals and departments across the business and linked to performance related pay.

2. Failure to work with other brands at fa…

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Melanie Plank

Director of Content & Research at Common Objective