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May 2020

DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT AND MERCHANDISING

By | May 20th, 2020|Representative Sample of Jobs|

£Significant Six Figure Basic Salary & Bonus + LTIP’s London Based This highly regarded, specialist high street retailer, requires an outstanding Director of Product and Merchandising expert, to work alongside their newly formed leadership team, to develop and translate, their product and merchandising strategy across their retail estate and digital channels. In addition, you will [...]

CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

By | May 20th, 2020|Representative Sample of Jobs|

£Significant Six Figure Basic Salary & Bonus + LTIP’s This market-leading and highly respected retailer in high street retailing, require an experienced HR professional. Reporting to the Group Chief Executive, the Chief People Officer, will be lead a large HR team to ensure colleagues within their group are developed to deliver the business plan integral [...]

Precarious and precariouser: Lewis Carroll’s quote has never been more prescient

By | May 18th, 2020|All News and Events|

For the last couple of years we've featured blogs and articles looking at the state of the retail sector, analysing business success and challenges when it comes to embracing new ways of operating, and discussing the fragile state of the high street. And this was all before the word ‘coronavirus’ has entered our daily lexicon. [...]

3 social skills every leader should have

By | May 15th, 2020|All News and Events|

When you hear the term 'social skills', you may associate the phrase with small talk and disregard social skills as an important element of leadership. Social skills, however, go much further than the ability to make conversation. Below we look at what social skills can help an individual succeed in a retail role and how [...]

How executive coaching can help set great leaders apart

By | May 15th, 2020|All News and Events|

Many people starting out in a professional career will be offered opportunities for personal development, alongside the development of their professional skills. Unfortunately, as they progress through their careers, it’s sadly very common for this to fall by the wayside. When workloads increase and employees take on managerial responsibilities, their own personal development is often [...]

Leadership tips to reduce staff turnover after the coronavirus pandemic

By | May 15th, 2020|Leadership|

The coronavirus pandemic has uprooted many aspects of our life, causing businesses and bosses to make some tough financial decisions. Employees and clients will be looking at how businesses conduct themselves during this global crisis and question if they are still worth investing in and working for once the pandemic is over. Right now, effective [...]

Why e-gift cards could become a top business solution for retail executives in a COVID-19 world

By | May 13th, 2020|All News and Events|

COVID-19 has forced millions of people across the UK to shut up shop, bolt the doors and impatiently await signs of salvation. As a result, the majority of consumers have turned to online shopping to get a hold of essential groceries, improve the home environment and alleviate ever-growing boredom. These unparalleled times have placed severe [...]

The benefits of expressing empathy as a leader

By | May 11th, 2020|Leadership|

Empathy in leadership is all about understanding the thoughts and behaviours of employees and making an effort to use this knowledge to leverage their abilities in order to help your team succeed as a whole. Expressing empathy as a leader has a number of benefits, including: Improved collaboration In 2012, Google embarked on a research [...]

Listening – is this the most overlooked leadership skill?

By | May 8th, 2020|Leadership|

Many appointees in top roles have superb industry credentials and a strong track record for being excellent communicators. They can disseminate information effectively and motivate their teams with insights and a shared vision. However, some of the best leaders are those willing to receive enough information before they act or speak. They are the ones [...]