Today we are celebrating success! We'd like to say a huge congratulations to Claudio on receiving his gold name badge for his extraordinary service with us. Claudio has been with us at Selfridges London for 21 years...what an achievement!
We're famous for our yellow carrier bag – but how did yellow become so synonymous with Selfridges? Well, like every great love story, this one started with a rose – a yellow one, to be precise. The Selfridges rose variety was first grown to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Selfridges in 1984, with roses planted in nearby Hyde Park (aka our favourite lunchtime picnic spot). Our founder, Harry Gordon Selfridge, was a keen gardener and called the rose ‘the emblem of the house of Selfridge’ (many hubby brownie points there, we imagine, as his wife was also called Rose). It wasn’t until the early 1990s that the Selfridges yellow carrier bag first became the It-bag for all, making this bright and buoyant colour synonymous with Selfridges.
✨ Everything she touches turns to gold ✨ Pat McGrath Labs has arrived at Selfridges!
Head to Selfridges London to experience the Pat McGrath Corner Shop featuring exclusive collaborations from brands like Mark Cross, Byredo and Judith Leiber http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMnPU
Wellbeing Wednesday ALERT: Yoga Club's first session kicking off with an early morning practice in the Body Studio on 3 in Selfridges London.
This club was set up by our team members as part of our Wellbeing Community and it's been brilliant to see the idea come to fruition in store. It's great to see team members taking health and wellness into their own hands and we could not be more supportive of this. If you could set up a community or club at work, what would it be?
It's beginning to look a lot like spring at Selfridges London!
The roof is an unexpected slice of paradise. When you're up there, you can't quite believe you're on Oxford Street with the vines twisting round the pergola, especially on a sunny day.
It's not just our customers we look to surprise, amaze and amuse. We strive to do the same for our team members too! Keep an eye out this week for a sneak peek into some of things we've been up to to surprise our people: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMXyt
MAJOR MOTHER ANNOUNCEMENT | Pat McGrath's technicolour odyssey begins at Selfridges London and online on 04.04.19 Be the first to discover the rainbow-hued extravaganza and book your #PatMcgrathLabs beauty experience here http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMCL7
Our HR Generalist team had such a wonderful time last week using their volunteering day to brighten up the Children’s Residential Centre at Warren Park! It was all hands on deck, sleeves rolled up and spirits high as the team set to work at repainting two rooms in colours chosen by the children themselves. The team commented, "Thank you Selfridges for allowing us to take the time to support such an amazing cause." We could not be more proud, well done team.
This week is National Apprenticeship Week, an annual celebration of apprenticeships that brings the whole apprenticeship community together to celebrate the impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy. To celebrate this, we chatted with our Learning & Development team to find out a little more about our retail apprenticeship scheme, Activate. We place a lot of emphasis on progression internally which is something we are pretty proud of as an employer. Looking for a place to grow your career? http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMANH
As part of our commitment to Buying Better, Inspiring Change, we will phase out the sale of exotic skins completely by 2020. Ethics and sustainability are at the heart of all our decisions - to respect our planet and protect our future.
This year, we decided to bring the Selfridges Strategy to life for our team members and brand partners like never before, surprising, amazing and amusing them with an immersive multimedia exhibition called Open House. The 40 minute experience includes audio prompts, a map, tour guide and nine themed 'rooms', each bringing a different element of our business strategy to life. Feedback has been really positive so far and with it running over three weeks, it means we can reach more of our people than ever before and inspire them with our plans for 2019!