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Move of the Week: People director Nikki Humphrey faces a challenge at JLP

Out of the frying pan into the fire. That is the obvious conclusion to draw from Nikki Humphrey’s decision to leave Virgin Atlantic to become John Lewis Partnership’s (JLP) new executive director for people. Both organisations have been beset by challenges brought about by covid-19, and as bellwethers of their respective industries have faced their [...]

By | July 31st, 2020|Move of The Week|0 Comments

Opinion: Covid-19 has widened the retail talent pool

As an optimist, it’s in my nature to look for silver linings in difficult situations. And in recruitment terms I think I’ve found one. The shift to remote working accelerated by the Covid-19 lockdown has created an opportunity for retailers to attract talent from far further afield than might previously have been the case. While [...]

By | July 10th, 2020|Move of The Week|0 Comments

Opinion: Four ways to maintain healthy work/life balance WFH

I’ve noted several times over recent weeks how Covid-19 has tested the retail (and wider) workforce like never before. The pressure of achieving a work/life balance while working remotely has been a particular challenge for those accustomed to being in an office environment. Paradoxically, we’ve never been as connected as a workforce yet never so [...]

By | July 3rd, 2020|Move of The Week|0 Comments

Opinion: How to sustain team culture while home working

Of all the decisions facing retail leaders, the choice between initiating a gradual return to the office and shifting to a predominantly home working model must be among the toughest. In a fast-moving, dynamic sector the social interactions that take place in offices and stores up and down the country shape a company’s culture. Friendships [...]

By | June 26th, 2020|Move of The Week|0 Comments

Opinion: How to ace a virtual job interview

It barely needs repeating that retail is entering a ‘new normal’. Some changes, such as social distancing in shops, will hopefully be temporary; others are set to become a permanent feature of the new business landscape. One of these is remote working. Some estimates predict 50% of people will not return to offices – a [...]

By | June 19th, 2020|Move of The Week|0 Comments

Opinion: Retail leaders need to think big post-lockdown

When non-essential stores reopen their doors from Monday, almost three months will have passed since the UK went into lockdown. Bosses whose businesses have been forcibly hibernating will have spent much of the time figuring out how they are going to lead their organisation through the challenges that lie ahead. As someone whose job is [...]

By | June 12th, 2020|Move of The Week|0 Comments

Move of the Week: New Sainsbury’s boss Roberts sets out his stall

Quick decision making is a business necessity in the current climate as retailers respond to the evolving coronavirus crisis. New Sainsbury’s boss Simon Roberts has certainly wasted no time in shaking up his top team, marking his first day in the job with a duo of significant promotions. Chief digital director Clodagh Moriarty adds responsibility [...]

By | June 5th, 2020|Move of The Week|0 Comments