Sports Direct puts £10m into improving employee wages
Sports Direct announced that they will pay their staff more than the minimum wage, starting in this new year. Workers over 21 will earn “around” £6.85 an hour. When the new National Living Wage increases to £7.20 in April 2016, Sports Direct staff over 21 will earn £7.35. Mike Ashley wants to set a new “high moral standard” and be the “best high street retail employer after John lewis”. They were criticised last year for its ineffective pay for staff. Let’s hope it’s not just a publicity stunt – looking after your staff is crucial to overall long lasting business success!