The inside view from director of HR Naomi Hewitt

What makes your ideal employee?

They must have enthusiasm, motivation, entrepreneurialism and above all, pride in what they do.

What sets apart working at Net-a-Porter from your competitors?

Net-a-Porter, The Outnet and Mr Porter are each pioneering businesses and we like to defy stereotypes within the industry. All individuals are encouraged to speak up and new ideas are embraced. We also throw fantastic parties.

How do you strive to retain your staff?

By listening to the individuals in our business, recognising their efforts, providing opportunity and being true to our values.

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

We offer a range of flexible shifts and sabbaticals.

We also have subsidised massage and gym, ensure holiday is taken and embrace our working parents and their career aspirations.

Founded June 2000

Based Westfield, London

Number of staff 758 worldwide

Number of days’ leave Up to 28 days depending on length of service

Employee benefits Staff discount, healthcare and travel insurance, pension scheme, annual employee sale, cycle-to-work scheme/interest-free season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, parents club, assistance programme and bonuses

Work ethos Strive to: ‘Be the best, Lead not follow, Exceed expectations, be Smart and stylish, and ensure Service starts with you (BLESS)