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Why does brighterkind get a rating of 6.1?

5 brighterkind employees told us the following about their jobs.

Bad
  • People are paid below market rates

    How we know this

    20% of people are paid average or more than the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • People don’t get sick pay

    How we know this

    0% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

Not great
  • Breaks aren’t paid

    How we know this

    40% of people say they get paid breaks

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

Good
  • People recommend their team

    How we know this

    60% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Well informed about head office

    How we know this

    60% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

Excellent
  • Enough training

    How we know this

    80% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • People are paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    80% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The Real Living Wage is currently £9.30 per hour, and £10.75 per hour in London.

  • People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    80% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

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About

brighterkind is a care home operator in the UK.

brighterkind.com

How brighterkind ranks

brighterkind ranks joint 34th to work for in Best care companies to work for in the UK

  1. 34= Belong
    6.1
  2. 34= brighterkind
    6.1
  3. 34= Caring Homes
    6.1

Jobs by location

  1. 31 job openings

  2. 14 job openings

  3. 9 job openings

  4. 9 job openings

  5. 7 job openings

  6. 6 job openings

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  9. 5 job openings

  10. 5 job openings

  11. 4 job openings

  12. 3 job openings

  13. 2 job openings

  14. 2 job openings

  15. 1 job opening

Handy to know

How are people paid?

80%
by the hour
20%
an annual salary

Based on 5 employees

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