Toolstation gives staff a 9.4% pay increase
Toolstation is introducing a pay rise of 9.4% for all colleagues at entry level and in all store and operations roles.
The move means that the hourly rate for entry level staff will increase to £10.60.
Jag Nagra, HR director for Toolstation, said: “We’re a business that cares about our colleagues and this investment recognises their hard work and is designed to support them with the rising costs they face.
“We have also introduced a series of policies designed to promote wellbeing and provide support for different life events. These initiatives are integral to our ambition to create a workplace that supports colleagues in moments that matter and may have an impact on their working lives.”
Policies introduced by the business include initiatives for maternity and paternity leave and for staff who are undergoing fertility treatment. It also offers paid leave for those affected by miscarriage and has introduced a trans and gender reassignment policy that supports colleagues going through the process of transitioning.
To help staff with their mental health, Toolstation has established a network of trained mental-health first aiders and a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme that is available whenever colleagues need support or advice for their mental health.