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Developing Team Lidl
We employ well over 20,000 people and are proud of every single one of them, recognising the sheer hard work they invest in our business.
In return, we are committed to support and develop every individual who works for us, and we want every employee to feel proud of Lidl and energised when they walk through our doors.
Providing a Living Wage
Lidl UK was incredibly proud to be the first British supermarket to implement the recommendations of the Living Wage from October 2015.
Since then, our employees have received a minimum of £8.25 per hour nationally across England, Scotland and Wales, rising to £8.45 in March 2017 – a figure well above the National Minimum Wage. In London, employees receive a minimum of £9.75 per hour in line with the London Living wage. These changes make a genuine difference to over 50% of our 20,000 employees, representing an average annual wage increase of £1,200.
Every single Lidl employee is playing a crucial role in our success, and introducing the Living Wage was an important way for us to acknowledge this, underlining how much we truly value their contribution and commitment to helping us deliver the ‘best quality for the best price’ to our customers.
As an international chain and equal opportunities employer, we value the skills and ideas of employees from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Our policy is to provide a working environment in which all our employees can realise their potential free of harassment and discrimination.
We seek to ensure that no one receives less favourable treatment because of gender, gender reassignment, pregnancy, marital/civil status, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, religious beliefs or disability.
All employees, prospective employees, suppliers and visitors are to be treated with respect, too.
Employee opinion is of particular importance to us. It is our goal to maintain long-term employee performance and motivation. We commissioned the prestigious Institute for Economic and Organisational Psychology of the University of Mannheim to carry out an anonymous employee survey in 2009, with a follow-up survey carried out in 2010.
Analysis of these results demonstrated that employees strongly related to their job role and to Lidl as their employer, and we are continually working to develop and improve this positive relationship through an ongoing feedback process.