Data: New CEO appointments tumble in turbulent year for retail

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New retail chief executive appointments tumbled in 2020 while the hiring of female and minority candidates plateaued, according to new analysis from Korn Ferry.

The coronavirus pandemic took a heavy toll on the retail sector in 2020, with rolling lockdowns and other restrictions slashing overall sales by 0.3%. 

A new report by management consultancy firm Korn Ferry shows the crisis also had a profound impact on new retail chief executive appointments. 

Retail Week pulls out four key points from Korn Ferry’s UK Retail CEO Tracker 2021 to understand the effect the coronavirus has had on the sector’s top jobs and job seekers. 

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