The inside view from Laine Maw, HR manager of TJ Morris, trading as Home Bargains

What makes your ideal employee?

Someone with a hands-on approach, who is reliable and hard working and has a true passion for retail.

What sets apart working at TJ Morris from your competitors?

Our strong sense of community spirit, our colleagues’ ability to influence change and our simple but efficient way of approaching retail.

How do you strive to retain your staff?

We offer flexible working patterns, we maximise career development and progression opportunities, we pledge to promote from within and we provide job security.

How do you ensure your employees have a good work/life balance?

To support our colleagues in achieving this balance we offer flexible working patterns, which are often to suit individual needs and personal commitments.

  • Founded 1976
  • BasedLiverpool
  • Number of staff Just over 5,000
  • Number of stores 192
  • Number of days’ leave Based on full-time hours, it ranges from 33 days to 38 days
  • Employee benefits Dependent on role: pension, private health care, bonus structures, employee of quarter, 20% staff discount
  • Work ethos Simple and efficient