Retail and Logistics Roundtable
AudienceOpen to all BITC members, Diversity and inclusion practitioners/managers, HR/people/talent management practitioners/managers and Invitation only
Tue, 20 July 2021 @ 14:00 – 16:00
This invitation-only virtual roundtable will bring together people working in the retail sector to look at the current challenges regarding people and inclusion across the industry.
About the webinar
This event will bring together organisations from the retail and retail logistics sectors and aims to highlight current inclusion challenges within these sectors. The session will feature speakers from the industry, sharing experiences as well as practical interventions which support inclusive practices.
Participants will have the opportunity to share ideas on how to enhance inclusion initiatives post COVID-19, learn from one another and network.
Many retailers have been casualties of the pandemic. Figures from the Centre for Retail Research show that there have been almost 200,000 retail job losses and nearly 17,000 store closures since the start of the pandemic, and there could be 200,000 more jobs lost throughout 2021 ¹. Through a gender lens, this is a precarious position, given than over the last decade, the majority of jobs lost in retail were occupied by women, falling by 55,544 ².
Some of the current challenges retailers are experiencing range from a lack of diversity on the shop floor and in warehouses, to retaining top talent. It is clear that business leaders must examine and reassess their approach to inclusion, in order to achieve business objectives.
This Retail and Retail Logistics Roundtable is by invitation only and only open to Business in the Community (BITC) members. It would be of interest to talent and wellbeing teams working in retail, learning and development practitioners and warehouse and logistics supervisors, managers and hiring teams.
Contact details and further information
For more information, contact Lorraine Ampofo, Events Coordinator at BITC.
Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.
Following government advice on social distancing, all BITC events over the coming months will be delivered remotely via digital technology.
- EW Group (n.d) Diversity in retail: how the high street crisis is harming it and what leaders must do
- HR magazine (2020) Women at higher risk of job loss as retail moves to warehouse, 7 September