Retail

Unhappy retail workers seeking way out of industry

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

Flexible working leads to return on investment for frontline workers

Frontline employers in retail, care, construction, nursing and teaching sectors could see a return on investment (ROI) for flexible working within just three years.

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.

Take your place at the table: profile Una O’Reilly, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Bring your whole self to work – HR’s well-worn mantra. All people leaders ought to practice what they preach when it comes to authenticity and Una O’Reilly, group director of engagement and director...

12 months of 2019: December

It's been an eventful year for HR-related issues hitting the headlines. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown revisits each month's most notable happenings

Asda workers to protest over contract changes

As retailers face pressure due to a hike in prices of goods and a weak pound, more employers could seek to change terms and conditions over the coming months

Hot topic: Violence against retail workers

?A survey by The British Retail Consortium found that more than 100 retail workers were attacked every day at work last year

Workers in declining sectors holding out for redundancy pay

?A third (34%) of UK workers at the sharp end of changing labour demands are waiting for redundancy before switching careers, according to Learning People

Asda equal pay victory has "widespread repercussions" for HR

As Asda workers win a landmark case over equal pay, legal experts warn HR to prepare for wider pay reporting obligations

The 12 months of 2018: August

It's been an eventful year for HR-related issues hitting the headlines. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown revisits each month's most notable happenings

The 12 months of 2018: April

It's been an eventful year for HR-related issues hitting the headlines. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown revisits each month's most notable happenings

House of Fraser sale prompts worker rights concerns

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has agreed to buy House of Fraser for £90 million, prompting concerns around the future treatment of workers at the department store chain