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Latest human resources news
The chief information officer of US retailer Target has resigned following a huge security breach last year.
The Body Shop has hired former Planet Organic commercial director Linda Campbell as its retail director.
Luxury department store retailer Harvey Nichols has appointed All Saints’ Anita Barr to head up its fashion buying operations.
The Government must act in order for high streets not to “wither” and become “social deserts” said the chair of the Retail Inquiry MP Adrian Bailey.
David Cameron has said that he will back an above-inflation rise in the minimum wage ahead of next year’s general election.
Human resources analysis
It wasn’t just Justin King who announced he was leaving - January was a busy month for retail job moves.
It’s all change at Walmart - last month it was announced Doug McMillon will become chief executive, while Richard Mayfield will join from Asda as CFO.
Human resources comment
Apprenticeships are a personal issue for me. I started as a craft engineering apprentice in 1958 with Howard & Bullough in Accrington.
The British Retail Consortium is a big supporter of National Apprenticeship Week, which launched this week.