Lidl has committed an additional £13 million towards increasing employee pay from this month (March).
The supermarket chain’s hourly paid staff outside the M25 will receive an extra 10 pence per hour, taking their pay from £10.90 to £11, while salaried staff will also benefit from wage increases.
Details of the investment were revealed as the company announced a leadership team reshuffle, which includes two HR people moves.
Next month (April), Nan Gibson, chief human resources officer at Lidl GB, will become senior VP HR concepts at Lidl Stiftung. Meanwhile, Stephanie Rogers, director of employee lifecycle and experience, is set to take on the role of CHRO at Lidl GB.
Gibson has overseen the company’s investment in pay and recruitment, which last year included two wage increases totalling £50 million for the discount retailer’s staff.
Offering his congratulations on the promotions, Ryan McDonnell, CEO at Lidl GB, said: “Nan has played an enormous part in our growth, fostering our talent and making us one of the best employers in the country. I’d like to thank her both personally and on behalf of all our colleagues here at Lidl GB, and wish her the best of luck for the future.”
The pay rises complement Lidl’s existing benefits package, which includes company pension contributions, life assurance, dental insurance, a healthcare cash plan, and private medical insurance.
Employees additionally receive a 10% discount card to use at company stores. They also have access to an employee discount hub, which offers discounts on a range of products and services, including home and garden products, leisure activities and holidays.
An employee assistance programme is available to all staff, and a personnel and welfare consultant works proactively to “support the promotion of a positive working atmosphere and the health and wellbeing of all colleagues”, according to Lidl.