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Workplace culture

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3,150 retail jobs to disappear in one weekSubscription

8 January 2020 By

More than 3,150 retail jobs are set to vanish from the high street this week, driven by a wave of store closures.

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Burberry introduces new parental leave policySubscription

20 November 2019 By

Burberry has announced a new global parental leave policy, offering all employees 18 weeks of parental leave at full pay.

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Are you discriminating against shoppers with disabilities? Subscription

7 November 2019 By

Ahead of accessible shopping day Purple Tuesday, Drapers hears from shoppers with disabilities about how well they are being served by the high street and explores how retailers should be focusing on accessibility.

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Zalando to increase management diversity Subscription

15 October 2019 By

German etailer Zalando has outlined plans to make its senior management teams more diverse in gender, nationality and education.

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Wages up despite slowdown in employmentSubscription

12 September 2019 By

Average pay for British workers increased by 4% year on year in the three months to July, latest figures reveal.

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Who do you need in your retail dream team?Subscription

10 September 2019 By

Drapers imagines the perfect top team for retailers 


Does your business need a diversity officer?Subscription

4 September 2019 By

Should more fashion retailers be following in the footsteps of Gucci and Chanel and hiring diversity bosses?


Retail makes biggest cut in number of workers on low pay Subscription

30 May 2019 By

The retail sector made the joint biggest reduction in the number of workers on low pay last year.

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British employees ‘dissatisfied’ at workSubscription

28 May 2019 By

The number of British employees happy at work has fallen for the third consecutive year to 41%.

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John Lewis changes pension schemeSubscription

16 May 2019 By

The John Lewis Partnership council has voted for changes to the company’s pension scheme that aim to provide “a more equal distribution of profits” among staff, and save £80m a year. 

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First look: PrettyLittleThing opens LA office Subscription

22 February 2019 By

Womenswear etailer PrettyLittleThing has opened the doors of its 7,000 sq ft LA office on Melrose Avenue. 

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Inside the new Boden House Subscription

4 February 2019 By

Take a tour inside the newly refurbished “Boden House” and discover how the British brand is shaking up workplace culture

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Retail hires top number of female bosses Subscription

4 February 2019 By

The retail sector recruited the highest number of women to senior jobs during 2018, as almost a quarter of chief appointments went to female candidates.

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MPs back women in business charter Subscription

21 January 2019 By Olivia Pinnock

MPs have backed a call from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) for a charter that aims to bring more women in finance into leadership roles to be extended to businesses in other sectors.

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House of Fraser and JD Sports back new retail qualification Subscription

4 December 2018 By

Retailers including House of Fraser, Jigsaw and JD Sports, the government and charity Retail Trust have joined forces to launch new retail qualification the Retail Leader Apprenticeship Degree.

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How can retailers be more entrepreneurial?Subscription

1 November 2018 By

A spirit of innovation can help retailers to survive in tough markets, so learn from the brands that are putting it at their core

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Empowering your staff to give their bestSubscription

12 October 2018 By

Oasis and Warehouse COO Hash Ladha, FitFlop global people director Kathy Alison and DL1961 founder Sarah Faisal Ahmed gave their tips for creating a great workplace culture at the Drapers Fashion Forum.

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Ignoring flexibility to cost retailers £792m a year Subscription

9 October 2018 By

UK retail businesses could make an extra £792m per year in economic output by 2023, if they embrace flexible working, a new study has found.


What skills do retail leaders need today?Subscription

13 September 2018 By

Challenging times require strong leadership. Nowhere is this more true than on the UK high street, where fashion bosses are battling a sluggish economy and shaky consumer confidence in an ever-changing retail industry