June 2019

Morrisons and Amazon to increase their same-day deliveries

By | June 19th, 2019|All News and Events|

Online retail giant Amazon and the supermarket Morrisons have announced that they will expand their same-day delivery service to five new cities. Residents in Glasgow, Newcastle, Sheffield, Liverpool and Portsmouth will now be able to order food and have it delivered on the same day, providing they meet the cut off times.  The partnership between [...]

What leading from behind really means (and what it doesn’t)

By | June 18th, 2019|Leadership|

If you are a business leader of any sort, you’re probably all too familiar with the concept of misinterpretation. And when it comes to leadership styles, there’s one which has been misinterpreted time and again: leading from behind. Originally given voice in Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, when he equated great leaders to shepherds, the concept of [...]

Interim Supply Operations Manager – Home

By | June 13th, 2019|Representative Sample of Jobs|

£Excellent Six-figure Day Rate | Immediate Start 6 – 12 Months Contract This market leading and highly respected retailer, requires an experienced Interim Supply Operations professional to lead the Supply function and inspire and develop the Central Replenishment and Supply Optimisations teams to deliver the key corporate metrics and agreed strategy. Responsibilities will include leading [...]

The end of retail as we know it?

By | June 11th, 2019|All News and Events|

The retail sector has been going through a tough patch of late. In fact, the phrase 'tough patch' is probably underselling the issue somewhat.  Just last month, Philip Green, the long-time retail mogul, announced plans to close 23 stores and slash around 520 jobs as part of a plan to save Arcadia Group, while clothing [...]

Four performance management mistakes to avoid

By | June 7th, 2019|Leadership|

Effective performance management is one of the most common challenges we come across. But, if you want to improve your leadership skills, this is the ideal place to start. When performance management reviews get results, productivity and motivation skyrocket. The thing is, no matter how necessary, it's not easy to critique an employee's performance whilst [...]

Three tips for managing older subordinates

By | June 5th, 2019|Leadership|

In the past, many organisations were run by the most elderly in the office as promotions were given based on experience. Recently, this practice has become outdated and it is now more common to have younger leaders since most companies now promote on merit. It is, therefore, possible to find yourself leading individuals who are [...]