- H&M has made the Business of Fashion’s first ever annual report on The Best Companies to work for in Fashion in 2017, which spotlights the top global employers in the industry today.
“H&M’s commitment to being a great employer is made possible by listening to our employee’s feedback in order to make positive impacts to our organization. H&M’s values come together to form a culture where everyone can work together at a fast pace and rely on each individual’s unique knowledge, skills and experience,” says Helena Thybell, Global Head of HR of the H&M group.
Today the H&M group has over 161,000 employees globally and aims for diversity across all of its teams. Diversity creates positive energy, contributes to innovation and creativity and improves the ability to deal with change. Employees being their unique selves are highly valued and is an integral part of the company culture. H&M believes in early responsibility and from day one fosters an environment where it is possible to grow internally in a career in retail based on each employee’s individual strengths.
“At H&M we believe that our colleagues are one of our greatest strengths that contributed to our success and growth. We truly believe that working at H&M is not just a job but a long term career in the fashion industry,”
says Karl-Johan Persson, CEO of the H&M group.
The Business of Fashion surveyed over 2,600 industry professionals, representing more than 190 leading fashion companies from around the world, for their first annual report on The Best Companies To Work For In Fashion. The report provides an objective assessment of the top global fashion employers based on 29 different data points and detailed qualitative feedback gathered. Employee sentiments were measured across three main indices: rewards and benefits; leadership and development; and working culture and environment. Based on overall performance, 16 companies were identified as the top performers and champions in one or more of these key areas.