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Workplace culture: News and Features

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Asos boss Beighton ‘stepping on the gas’ in expansion driveSubscription

11 April 2018 By

Asos CEO Nick Beighton has outlined plans to step up the etailer’s investment drive, as well as introducing new initiatives to cut plastic waste and improve payment methods to brands.

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Flexibility key in tackling fashion’s gender pay gapSubscription

9 April 2018 By Tim Clark

Fashion retailers need to open senior roles up to flexible working if they are serious about tackling the gender pay gap, industry experts have said.

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Gender pay: Investigate fashion retail's data Subscription

5 April 2018 By , Kaisha Langton

The data is now in. Drapers has compiled a series of comprehensive and interactive tables outlining how fashion, accessories and footwear businesses have performed.


Boohoo, Harrods and Adidas publish gender pay gap resultsSubscription

3 April 2018 By

Boohoo, Harrods, Matalan, Jigsaw, Mothercare and Adidas are among the latest retailers to unveil their gender pay results, following government requirements.

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Coast, Warehouse and Oasis reveal gender pay figuresSubscription

29 March 2018 By

Coast, Warehouse and Oasis are the latest fashion retailers to disclose their gender pay gap data.

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Zara, Primark and Asos publish gender pay gap resultsSubscription

28 March 2018 By Emily Seares

Zara, Primark, Asos and Cath Kidson are the latest tranch of retailers to unveil their gender pay results, following government requirements.

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Fashion retailers reveal gender pay gap resultsSubscription

27 March 2018 By Kaisha Langton

Next, Fenwick and Topshop/Topman are among the latest batch of retailers to disclose their gender pay gap figures demonstrating women are paid less than men across their businesses.

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Businesses could face court over failure to report gender pay gap Subscription

26 March 2018 By

Companies who fail to report their gender pay gap could be pursued through the courts, the chief executive of the Equality and Human Rights Commission has warned.

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M&S hires Julian Richer to advise on workplace cultureSubscription

21 March 2018 By

Marks & Spencer has hired retail entrepreneur Julian Richer to advise on staff culture and colleague engagement.

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H&M UK discloses gender pay dataSubscription

19 March 2018 By

H&M’s UK arm has posted an 8.1% mean pay gap between its male and female employees, according to the latest government data on gender pay.

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Zalando replaces 250 marketing jobs with AISubscription

13 March 2018 By

Zalando has cut around 250 marketing and communications roles, replacing staff with algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI).

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Harrods proposes to cut staff commissionSubscription

12 March 2018 By

Staff at luxury London department store Harrods may face pay cuts under proposed plans to overhaul sales commission.

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Next faces £30m equal pay claim from store staffSubscription

8 March 2018 By

Next could be facing a claim for up to £30m in back pay from thousands of mainly female shop-floor staff, who claim they are paid less than their mostly male warehouse colleagues.

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Marks & Spencer reveals gender pay figuresSubscription

27 February 2018 By Caroline Parry

Marks & Spencer is the latest fashion retailer to disclose its gender pay data.

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Jack Wills consults on buying team as Emma Alexander exitsSubscription

23 February 2018 By

Jack Wills is holding redundancy consultations among its buying team this week, Drapers has learned.

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Asos hosts Mauritius event to fight modern slaverySubscription

22 February 2018 By

Asos has teamed up with the British High Commission in Mauritius to host an event about the challenges of modern slavery.

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New Look and White Stuff gender pay in the spotlightSubscription

21 February 2018 By

New Look, John Lewis and White Stuff are among the latest batch of retailers to disclose higher hourly pay rates for male employees, according to the latest government data on gender pay.

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Zero-hour workers promised better working rightsSubscription

7 February 2018 By

The government has vowed to modernise zero-hour and agency workers’ rights, in response to last year’s Taylor Review into working practices.


Tesco threatened with £4bn equal pay claimSubscription

7 February 2018 By

Tesco is facing a potential demand for up to £4bn in back pay, as female shop workers claim they earned less than male counterparts.