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Workplace culture

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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.

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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 

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Drapers Investigates: the cost-cutting conundrumSubscription

6 August 2018 By

As store closures and redundancies rock the high street, Drapers explores how retailers are cutting costs in the battle against shrinking margins.

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Nike concludes global pay reviewSubscription

24 July 2018 By Kaisha Langton

Nike is set to raise wages for around 7,500 employees after it concluded a global pay review, two months after the sports brand finished a probe into workplace behaviour that resulted in the departure of some top executives.

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Retailers demand action on slaverySubscription

2 July 2018 By

Marks & Spencer, Clarks and Tesco have joined the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner in calling for government to take stronger action to eliminate slavery in the supply chain.

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Guess co-founder steps down amid claims of 'improper conduct'Subscription

13 June 2018 By Emily Seares

Guess co-founder Paul Marciano is understood to be stepping down as executive chairman of the US fashion brand, following reports of claims of “improper conduct” by model Kate Upton.

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John Lewis sets up 'better jobs' supplier frameworkSubscription

25 May 2018 By Tim Clark

John Lewis has announced plans to setup a framework with suppliers to promote better jobs.

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Fail fast and win: design sprint to successSubscription

24 May 2018 By Kaisha Langton

Forward-thinking retailers and brands are borrowing “fail fast” methods from the technology sector to innovate at pace.

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Sustainability improves in 75% of fashion businesses Subscription

9 May 2018 By Emily Seares

Three quarters of fashion companies have improved their environmental and social performance over the last year, a new study has revealed.