Latest human resources news
The Co-operative has been urged by general workers’ union GMB to end its relationship with Amazon citing concerns over the etailer’s ethical and trading policies.
Retail news round-up on August 12, 2014: British retail spending contracts 0.3% in July; Sports Direct accused of using zero hours contracts; Destination Maternity boss departs
Supermarkets are cutting back on hours worked and equivalent full-time jobs in retail fell in the second quarter despite growth in store numbers.
Ted Baker has appointed long-serving group finance director Lindsay Page as its chief operating officer.
Burberry has attempted to clarify why it has awarded a £440,000 allowance to newly appointed boss, Christopher Bailey.
Human resources analysis
Apart from Argos and Tesco, August was a predictably low-key month in the retail jobs market as attention turned to school holidays and summer vacations.
The departure of Philip Clarke from Tesco marked the end of a turbulent half-year in the retail jobs market with several bosses departing.
Human resources comment
Proposed zero-hours reform tips scales back in employees’ favour, but what can retailers do to keep themselves out of the media glare?
One of the things I think really sets the retail industry apart is the potential for people to progress.