Pandora increases staff pay
Pandora has increased its hourly pay for its UK and Ireland store employees by up to 14%.
The pay increase, which came into effect earlier this month, is the third by the jewellery retailer in the past year.
As a result, employees in London have seen a 10% pay increase to £11.95 per hour, while employees across the UK have seen a 14% pay increase to £10.90.
Employees in Ireland have also seen a 12% boost in pay to £12.21 (€13.82), meanwhile, store management staff have seen a 12% pay increase.
Alongside, the pay rises, the company has introduced a raft of initiatives for its staff including monthly bonuses, personal allowances for own-branded jewellery worth up to £500 and the opportunity to win a team holiday to Thailand.
“We have an exceptional team at Pandora who put an incredible amount of passion and energy into making the customer experience so unique,” Pandora UK&I managing director Rasmus Brix said.
“Investing in the growth and fulfilment of our retail teams has been a top priority for us and we’ve put a great amount of effort into fostering a healthy workplace culture – one where our employees are not only rewarded competitively but also where they feel heard, valued and supported through the right tools, platforms and policies.
“We are absolutely committed to developing these areas even further as our business experiences growth.”
Pandora first entered the UK market in 2005 and established a subsidiary here in 2009. Today, Pandora UK consists of nearly 130 owned & operated stores, and a franchise partner network.