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Move of the Week: Bray’s Amazon exit is a warning sign

What impact will Covid-19 have on talent acquisition and retention? It’s a question I found myself pondering this week on reading the news that a senior Amazon executive has quit over its treatment of warehouse workers. In a stinging rebuke of the tech giant’s ethical practices, vice-president Tim Bray described the sacking of warehouse staff [...]

By | May 7th, 2020|Move of The Week|0 Comments

Move of the Week: Waitrose’s Bailey is the kind of leader you want in a crisis

When James Bailey left Sainsbury’s in October it’s unlikely he would have imagined his next role to be leading a rival grocer’s response to the biggest public health crisis in a century. That’s the position Bailey now finds himself in, however, on joining John Lewis Partnership (JLP) as Waitrose’s new executive director this week. Thankfully, [...]

By | May 1st, 2020|Move of The Week|0 Comments

Opinion: The other frontline workers need emotional support too

Last week I wrote about the importance of furloughed employees looking after their own health and wellbeing during these turbulent times. Judging by the overwhelming response to the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which saw 140,000 companies apply for support on the first day alone, many millions of people across a range of industry sectors [...]

By | April 24th, 2020|Move of The Week|0 Comments

Opinion: Furloughed employees must put their wellbeing first

As the state of lockdown continues, retail employees broadly speaking fit into three categories at present: there are those providing essential services who continue to do vital, often stressful, work to keep the country running. There are those, mostly working for businesses whose future was already in doubt before COVID-19 struck, that have very sadly [...]

By | April 17th, 2020|Move of The Week|0 Comments

Opinion: Get exec pay right to ensure credit in the bank with shoppers

As many businesses are forced to furlough staff or, in the worst cases, make redundancies, the remuneration of high earners has understandably come under the microscope. Premier League footballers have attracted much of the public’s ire as clubs dither over salary cuts to millionaires while in some cases using government money to subsidise the wages [...]

By | April 9th, 2020|Move of The Week|0 Comments

Move of the Week: JLP’s Ed Connolly faces new challenge at Dixons Carphone

When Ed Connolly joins Dixons Carphone from John Lewis Partnership in May he will trade one retail transformation project for another. This week, Connolly was named as Dixons Carphone’s new chief commercial officer, bringing to an end a 15-year career with the John Lewis and Waitrose owner. For the past two years Connolly has worked [...]

By | March 6th, 2020|Move of The Week|0 Comments