What we do:
Fashion, Lifestyle, Retail, Wholesale
Latest List Position:
Fossil UK Ltd, Featherstone House, Featherstone Road, Wolverton Mill, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK12 5TH
Mission: To be all for one and greater together! Vision: To accessorise the globe!
BEAT MANAGING DIRECTOR Richard Collins at a game of ping-pong and you could win his parking space for a month at self-confessed quirky fashion retailer Fossil Group. Part of a global organisation selling watches, bags and accessories, the UK arm has its head office in Milton Keynes, with the operation’s 825 staff spread across 108 sites nationwide.
The traditionally seasonal business — 801 employees joined it this year while 821 left — results in ever-changing personnel. The firm engages the shifting workforce, however, by introducing the likes of Ping-Pong Pioneers, volunteers who organise fun events, tournaments and challenges. People say that their team is fun to work with, an 85% positive score, and they feel a strong sense of family within it (79%).
Sharing working life via posts on social media boosts company-wide bonding and has the added benefit of attracting potential new talent. Alongside careers fairs and a campaign entitled “Life is short, work somewhere awesome”, this operation has filled approximately 80% of vacancies directly, shaving the amount spent on recruitment by 5% in the past three years.
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