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Retail appointments of the week

Esprit unveils new leadership team ahead of global comeback; HanesBrands president of global activewear departs; Starbuc...

Starbucks CEO retires, Schultz returns to the helm

Howard Schultz will step in as interim CEO from April 4 until the board finds a permanent replacement.

Inside the winning idea at this year’s Hack Games to prevent burnout

The 2022 Hack Games were all about promoting mental wellness in the modern workplace.

How transphobia on social media inspired Bonds’ UnGenderwear Project

The iconic Australian underwear brand recently announced plans to audit all gendered terms across its products, packagin...

Break the bias: Why great parental leave policies make business sense

With more people leaving restrictive jobs than ever before, it's become increasingly important to support your teams wit...

Retail appointments of the week

International beauty giant Estée Lauder has dismissed executive group president John Demsey over a racist meme shared on...

How to tame your inner micromanager monster

If you are a perfectionist, or worried about failing, one thing you may end up doing is micromanaging your team.

“The soil needs to be fertile for change”: Inside Freedom’s transformation

When Freedom CEO Blaine Callard joined the business several years ago, he had a major task on his hands to transform the...

Retail appointments of the week

APG&Co's management shakeup; The Iconic appoints first CCO; Scentre Group's Peter Allen signals retirement; and Ikea's n...

Peter Allen to retire from Scentre Group; replacement named

Scentre Group CEO and MD Peter Allen is to step down from the role on September 30 as part of a succession plan, before ...

Sportscraft parent APG & Co appoints new CEO

Elisha Hopkinson has been integral in developing the company’s group strategy for its brands in the past, says APG & Co....

Woolworths’ ballooning underpayments muddy a strong half

The supermarket giant revealed a relatively strong half yesterday, but an ever-worsening underpayments scandal has left...

Retail appointments of the week

Peloton cuts CEO, 2800 staff; PVH names new CFO; Sydney's former premier heads to retail.

Retail appointments of the week

Melbourne Fashion Festival’s Graeme Lewsey exits; Kerby Jean-Raymond to step down at Reebok; Ross Sudano takes on wine b...

Hybrid options and round-the-world flights: Welcome to the new workplace

The pandemic has changed the way we work forever – arguably for the better.

VIDEO: How Deciem has created a people-first workplace culture

From paid voting and protesting days to a company-wide fund that supports employees facing hardship and adversity, beaut...

Changes to isolation requirements for critical workers divide the industry

Essential workers that are deemed close contacts are now permitted to leave isolation if their employer deems it necessa...

How productive people combat the emotional triggers of procrastination

Procrastination isn't just about putting off a task, it's actually about wrestling with the emotions associated with tha...

Forget productivity. How resilient is your team?

Gaps in resilience have left many industries exposed. Supply chains have focused too much on efficiency and optimisation...

Kathmandu hires international team to lead expansion

Kathmandu has also set up showrooms across Germany, France, UK and Canada.