Monday, September 27, 2021
John Lewis Dame Sharon White

John Lewis slams UK education system and offers staff literacy lessons

John Lewis Partnership chair Sharon White has said the company will provide basic literacy and numeracy classes to young staff because they have been "completely failed" by the education system.
Experts discuss how effective diversity & inclusion initiatives are within the retail sector and what more can be done to improve measures.

How effective are diversity & inclusion initiatives in retail?

Experts discuss how effective diversity & inclusion initiatives are within the retail sector and what more can be done to improve measures.
LVMH Bernard Arnault

LVMH sets up £30m employee assistance fund

Louis Vuitton owner LVMH has launched an employee assistance programme for its 150,000 employees.
Tesco

Tesco calls for legislation to protect staff from “abuse, threats and violence”

Tesco has joined the call for legislation to protect shop workers against increased incidents of "abuse, threats and violence".
Sainsbury’s Argos

Sainsbury’s denies Argos’ “fire and rehire” strategy

Union bosses have criticised Argos' use of "fire and rehire" tactics as the Sainsbury’s-owned company continues to face backlash.
BRC crime

Retail staff face daily abuse as BRC calls on gov’t to act

New research has found that over 155,000 attacks on shop workers failed to result in a prosecution last year, indicating that police are no longer responding to incidents.
Travis Perkins mental health awareness week

Mental Health Awareness Week: Travis Perkins accelerates wellbeing initiatives

Travis Perkins has announced it is on track to deliver its commitment to ensure there are six times more mental health first aiders (MHFAs) in the business as mental health awareness week progresses.
Asos Nick Beighton

Asos calls for practice of mandatory human rights in modern slavery statement

Asos has called for the implementation of mandatory human rights due diligence legislation in the UK in an effort to boost the 2015 Modern Slavery Act.
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Morrisons non-executive director quits over justice scandal

Morrisons non-executive director Paula Vennells has exited from her role in the wake of the subpostmaster miscarriage of justice scandal.
Asda Supreme Court legal case equality gender pay gap

What Asda staff’s Supreme Court victory means for retail

Last week, Asda bosses lost a Supreme Court appeal regarding an equal pay case. What does this key victory mean for UK retail?

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AI is transforming your job, not terminating it

The 1984 sci-fi thriller The Terminator presented us with an epic battle between humankind and smart machines. For those who aren’t familiar with the...