Unhappy retail workers seeking way out of industry

Retail workers no longer want to work in the sector and are looking for jobs elsewhere.

HRMI 2021: Sue Round, Head of Social Mobility, Inclusion and Belonging, Co-op

Round has multi-sector experience of devising effective global talent management strategies, diversity, and leadership strategies that deliver organisational transformation and drive continuous...


HRMI 2021: Kate Rand, Chief People Officer, Threads Styling

Rand is the chief people officer for Threads Styling Ltd and is the lead trainer for the AgileHR Community, where she has trained hundreds of HR professionals globally from well-known businesses, in...


The Body Shop to recruit on first-come first-serve basis

The Body Shop is launching a new policy for recruiting candidates offering roles on a first-come first-served basis, regardless of background, and without any interview or CV required.

Plugging the Arcadia pension fund gap

Following the collapse of the Arcadia group roughly 13,000 employees are considering the security of their pensions yet the group has reported a £350m deficit in the ‘pot’ of its defined benefit...

Training set to move up the agenda as workers return from furlough

Over one third (35%) of retail key workers, and 40% of those who work in groceries, have reported feeling underprepared to do their roles due to the way work has changed during the coronavirus...

Women at higher risk of job loss as retail moves to warehouses

Gender inequality in retail roles is putting women’s livelihoods at risk as the sector navigates its coronavirus recovery.

Andrea Cartwright, former chief people officer, Superdry

Cartwright has led the business through rapid growth, international diversification and a change of executive leadership

Deborah Lee, group engagement director, Compass Group

?Deborah Lee joined Compass as its first group engagement director in August of this year

Andrew Stephenson, group people director, Lookers

Andrew Stephenson joined Lookers in 2016 as group people director. Lookers is one of the UK’s leading automotive dealers

Carol Kavanagh, group HR director, Travis Perkins Group

Carol Kavanagh is group HR director for Travis Perkins, which is the UK's largest distributor of building materials, with a prestigious history dating back more than 200 years

Sharon Benson, HR director, Studio Retail

Sharon Benson is an experienced HR executive with a proven track record of partnering with board members and private equity stakeholders