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Workplace culture: News and Features

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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.

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Spotlight on diversity: balancing ethnic biasSubscription

23 January 2018 By

Drapers investigates why an ethnically diverse workforce at all levels is good for business.

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H&M appoints global diversity leaderSubscription

18 January 2018 By

H&M has appointed Annie Wu as its new global diversity leader, following protests and criticism regarding a ”racist” image of one of its kidswear models.

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Routes to the top in fashion retailSubscription

11 January 2018 By Rebecca Thomson

There are myriad ways to get started in fashion retail. Here, some of the industry’s rising stars describe how they got started, and offer advice for those hoping to follow suit.

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A fashion for flexibility: the new way to workSubscription

11 January 2018 By , Illustration by Patrick George

Flexible working and the need for a good work/life balance is an increasingly hot topic, particularly among millennials. Drapers digs into balancing fashion and flexibility.

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The new roles in fashion retailSubscription

11 January 2018 By

Drapers Next Generation, now in its ninth year, turns the spotlight on young fashion retail professionals and the industry changes shaping their careers today. As seismic shifts and constant changes in the retail environment continue, Drapers explores what new roles should be on retailer’s hit lists to ensure future success

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Retailers urged to prioritise gender pay reportingSubscription

9 January 2018 By

Eligible retailers across the UK have been urged to begin gathering data about their gender pay gap as a priority, as the deadline for new reporting requirements looms.

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Spotlight on diversity: driving gender equalitySubscription

10 November 2017 By

As Jo Jenkins takes up the top job at White Stuff, we look at whether efforts to get more women into senior management positions in fashion retail are paying off.


Retail leads the way in gender diversitySubscription

1 November 2017 By

Retail companies in the FTSE 100 are ahead of the game when it comes to gender diversity, a new analysis has revealed.

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Why fashion is recruiting outside the boxSubscription

30 June 2017 By

As fashion retailers increasingly look outside of the industry to fill leadership roles, Drapers examines what is fuelling the shift and what the benefits may be.

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How can retail plug the pensions black hole? VideoSubscription

28 March 2017 By

Sir Philip Green has settled the BHS pension deficit, but what does this mean for the rest of retail?  

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International Women's Day: Fashion's female trailblazersSubscription

7 March 2017 By ,

There is plenty of female talent to be celebrated within the fashion industry. However, there is still a way to go before there are as many women at the top of fashion businesses as there are men.