Retail needs to woo graduates

Chubb, Laura
November 2007
People Management;1/11/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 22, p12
The article discusses the highlights of a British retail industry meeting entitled "Selling Retail." Topshop/Topman resourcing manager Victoria Foley argued that the industry's priority should be recruiting graduates to work on the shopfloor, not as managers. Kingsley Macey of Karen Millen emphasized that talent management was vital to ensuring the right people were in the right posts. New media may help to give graduates the right messages, according to Duncan Ingram of Sainsbury's.


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