TheWorks.co.uk

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"To be one of the greatest retail success stories of the century" is the ambition of leading UK family-friendly retailer, The Works.

This goal is something the company aims to achieve through the unique and enjoyable shopping experience it looks to provide in every one of its 500 stores, as well as the thousands of products available in its gifts, arts, crafts, toys, books and stationery ranges.

Founded in 1981, as discount book brand Remainders Limited, the company has been evolving, adapting and growing ever since - and that goes for its people as well as its products.

The Works says its employees are what makes it so great. A proactive and hardworking bunch, they are "crafty, caring, and can-do", and thrive in an environment that is fast moving and full of energy. Every member of the team is offered a working environment that is inclusive and accessible, where they can be proud and passionate, fun and creative, and confident and honest.

There's certainly a family feel amongst employees, too. A 'Works Family Facebook Group' set up to help colleagues through the pandemic has turned out to be one of the company's biggest triumphs. With active participation from over 75% of those who've joined the Group, it has become a strong support mechanism, with members sharing stories, hobbies, and words of encouragement and kindness when times are tough.

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Giving Something Back

89% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

A staff competition was held to come up with a new name - ‘ReWorked' - for own-brand products which have been repackaged to reduce waste. This could be by using smaller boxes, for example, or by removing plastic from the front of greeting card packs.
My Manager

82% of staff agreed

My manager shares important knowledge and information with me

Promising store managers can train to become area sales managers through the ASMd development programme. Candidates gain a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) or an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) level 5 qualification at the end of the scheme, which is run every 18 months. There's practical and team building elements, too.
My Company

79% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

When onboarding new employees, The Works makes sure everyone has a taste of life in other departments. All of its support centre teams work in a retail store for the day, and all managers visit the support centre as well as having a tour of the company's warehouses.
Giving Something Back
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89% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

A staff competition was held to come up with a new name - ‘ReWorked' - for own-brand products which have been repackaged to reduce waste. This could be by using smaller boxes, for example, or by removing plastic from the front of greeting card packs.
My Manager
82%

82% of staff agreed

My manager shares important knowledge and information with me

Promising store managers can train to become area sales managers through the ASMd development programme. Candidates gain a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) or an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) level 5 qualification at the end of the scheme, which is run every 18 months. There's practical and team building elements, too.
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79% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

When onboarding new employees, The Works makes sure everyone has a taste of life in other departments. All of its support centre teams work in a retail store for the day, and all managers visit the support centre as well as having a tour of the company's warehouses.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1981
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
36
Employee average age
29% : 71%
Male : Female employee ratio
3%
Employees earning £35k+
30%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
Quote from the top...
Our colleagues are what makes The Works such a unique and special place and for that reason colleague engagement is a vital part our business strategy. We are proud of the journey we are on listening to colleagues feedback every step of the way to keep them involved and continuously improve our ways of working.

Debbie Jamieson, People Director - The Works

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