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How Purpose Strengthens a Talent Management Strategy

How Purpose Strengthens a Talent Management Strategy

Author: Katie Hart Date: 11 Jul 2019 Type: Insight

Katie Hart, a Consultant in Berwick Partners’ Consumer & Retail Practice, recently hosted an event on ‘The Role of Purpose in Business’. A CEO of a small consumer goods business asked the question ‘How do I get my stakeholders and investors to see the value of Purpose, when ultimately their focus is the bottom line and growing shareholder value?’ The conversation around the table of CEOs from FMCG businesses of various sizes quickly turned to talent value, and that the angle for convincing investors of the importance of Purpose should be talent, as Katie explains.

Categories: Retail Recruitment

Consumers are increasingly looking for more personal, community-orientated shopping experiences, with a recent IRI survey highlighting that over 50 per cent of UK customers prefer to shop local. While 10 years ago this meant visiting the 7-11 corner shop, a high street butcher or your local fashion store, the revolution of retail and technology has given ‘local’ a whole new meaning and depth. Today’s more demanding and savvy breed of shopper expects retailers to go the extra mile on consumer experience, tailoring offers to meet local needs.

Categories: Retail Recruitment

On Wednesday 3rd July, we held the third event in our inaugural Emerging Leaders Programme. This event focused on the importance of developing your emotional intelligence in leadership. For the initial part of the session we were delighted to be joined by guest speaker John Henderson, CEO of Staffordshire City Council and former Major-General of the British Army who commanded British Forces in Germany. This was followed by a session led by Roche Martin Consultants specialising in Emotional Intelligence.

Categories: Retail Recruitment

The last mile – does retail have the agility to keep up?

The last mile – does retail have the agility to keep up?

Author: Kathryn Gill Date: 01 Jul 2019 Type: News & Events

Consumers have more options than ever and unashamedly expect ‘added-value’ as standard. Kathryn Gill, a Consultant in Berwick Partners' Retail and Leasire Practice explains how the ‘last mile’ of the customer journey does not escape this expectation; it has an undeniably increasing influence on a consumer’s entire purchase decision. Trailblazers such as Amazon have heightened expectations and customers are demanding more and discounting those retailers who cannot directly meet their needs.

Categories: Retail Recruitment

During a truly enjoyable evening with leaders from across beauty and lifestyle brands, we debated the current consumer landscape, changing behaviours and just how brands, old and new, can effectively compete in an increasingly fragmented consumer world. With representatives from brands such as KMI, Morphe, Black & Blum, Feelunique and Essity, we surmised a number of key learnings, our guiding principles to embracing a seamless consumer approach.

Categories: Consumer & FMCG Recruitment, Retail Recruitment

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