The escalating cost of essentials such as food and fuel is putting pressure on workers across all businesses, and the creative industry is no exception. In response, Harleys creative agency has taken the decision to support staff through these uncertain times with a cost-of-living allowance for every employee.
This isn’t just about our employees as individuals – they’ve got families and responsibilities, and there’s no doubt looking around that the current economic climate is putting pressure on people. I’d like to think that this will help us all through a difficult time.
Nick Cottle, CEO, Harleys
To provide sustained support for the year ahead, a total of £1,200 will be provided to staff in 12 monthly instalments.
The initiative was introduced back in May, along with a second extra benefit – holiday allowance has been extended by one week, to encourage a stronger work-life balance. Since the news was shared internally, many other, larger companies have announced similar steps to provide their own living allowance benefits. Harleys’ CEO Nick is proud to have been one of the first companies to introduce a living allowance initiative: “this goes to show that smaller companies can be mindful of this crisis too – it’s not just the larger organisations, in fact, I think we’ve been quite quick to react.”
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