Tags: retail

Rising HR Star in Retail Grant 2014 will award £2500 to HR retail professional

The HR Retail Circle has partnered with RetailChoice.com, the UK’s leading retail recruitment website, to launch the Rising HR Star in Retail Grant 2014. This award will go to a deserving HR retail professional along with a £2,500 grant to help develop their career. This new initiative recognises ‘champions’ in retail HR and presents an opportunity…

British SME lights the Fuse for free online education anywhere in the world

A British SME, which has developed an online learning platform for some of the UK’s leading retailers, will demonstrate how commercial organisations implementing its technology are simultaneously supporting the social goal of delivering free secondary education content to any student anywhere in the world. Fuse Universal used last week’s Learning Technologies exhibition to introduce The Fuse…

Holacracy: pros and cons of a radical challenge to the traditional organisation

Zappo’s recent decision of changing its organisational structure and embrace holacracy (no job titles, no managers, no hierachy), as reported by Quartz, has generated a stimulating debate in the business press. The online retailer, known for its remarkable business achievements and its unconventional culture, decided last November to adopt an operating system which will reset…

Usdaw concerned by portrayal of shop theft in Ch4 programme Benefits Street

Shopworkers trade union leader John Hannett has questioned the decision of Channel 4 to screen a documentary featuring a thief showing how to steal from shops. The Benefits Street programme was shown on Monday 6 January. Usdaw’s survey of violence against shopworkers shows that there were around 120,000 assaults last year, with a high proportion linked to…

3000 jobs at risk as Blockbuster & Barratts Shoes enter administration

Two big high street stores have both entered administration in the same week, putting up to 3000 jobs at risk in the run up to Christmas. Blockbuster, the Video/DVD rental chain, was in administration just in January of this year 2013 whereas Barratt Shoes have entered administration for the third time in five years. From…

Revolutionary new tool to help stop employee retail theft before it starts

IntegriTool UK Ltd has launched a revolutionary tool to help reduce the chances of hiring dishonest people, and therefore dramatically reducing the incidence of stock theft and employee fraud. According to the 2013/14 UK Retail Fraud Survey, retailers’ concern over merchandise theft by employees is second only to their concerns over shoplifting – 27 per…

Leaders in retail fail to confront change with disastrous consequences for the sector

Just 14% of retail employees understand why change is good for them personally Compares poorly with engineering (30%), IT (37%), and law (52%) Poor management of change key to retailers’ poor financial results recently A lack of quality leadership in the face of change is holding the retail industry back, according to the latest research…

Usdaw appeals for a more serious approach to retail crime

A new report has shown that tens of thousands of retail staff are being subject to assault, threatening behaviour and verbal abuse. The data from employers’ group, the British Retail Consortium (BRC), as part of its annual Retail Crime Survey, shows that the number of incidents of crime increased across all categories except violence against…

Entries open for 2012 Specsavers everywoman in Retail Awards

The UK’s largest independent membership network for women in business, everywoman, is inviting entries for the 2012 Specsavers everywoman in Retail Awards. Now in their fifth year, these awards recognise the achievements of women in the retail sector. By highlighting inspirational female role models who are excelling, the awards aim to demonstrate to other talented…