THE BROTHERHOOD STARTS AT JACK & JONES HQ

The most important collection of the year? The “Human Collection” — our talented colleagues who work behind the scenes here at JACK & JONES. Together, we work with passion and grit, wear head-to-toe denim with pride and obsess about how we can do better. We’re all part of what makes JACK & JONES unique, so we support each other in every way we can. With development programs like our “Human Business Plan”, apprentice program and BESTSELLER’s Academy, we are not only super-charging our careers but take care of our crew’s mental and physical health too. So, while it is true that we make epic jeans and clothes, really, we make epic people.

Our approach to people is inspired by the world of sport. We believe that mindset is everything, and we coach the people on our team to reach their fullest potential — professionally and personally. A person is not just their job description, so why would that be the only measure of growth or success? Here are some of the things that are unique about our approach:

● JACK & JONES employees get a “Human Business Plan”, which works like a regular business plan with goals, KPIs and a plan of action — but is instead applied to each individual’s professional development, state of mind and sense of wellbeing. Think mental health and behavioral strategies, human-based KPIs and more. This tool allows us to check-in with team members to see how they are developing and what we (managers, project leaders, the wider organization) can do to support.

● We believe people learn best by doing so we make sure our training involves watching those who have done it before. That means on-the-job education is woven into our colleagues' day-to-day life. Some programs are very specific and structured, others consist of routine check-ins that happen more informally on a daily or weekly basis. Imagine it like a sports field, with our team cheering and guiding one another during the match!

● Because everybody is at a different stage in work and life, with different strengths and challenges, we tailor our “Human Business Plans” to suit our colleagues’ unique needs. Whether it is support from the sidelines or a full team analysis, we take into account each person’s context and develop a plan that is both personal and effective.

● Each year some of our leaders join in with experiments and new initiatives that build their self-leadership as well as team management skills. Employees in this program get hands-on experience by working closely with existing leaders in the organization.

Through the BESTSELLER Academy, JACK & JONES employees have access to a range of other development opportunities and benefits as well. Like a robust training program with courses on vital job skills like planning, prioritization and communications as well as an internal platform for further resources and peer-to-peer support.

These programs provide opportunity for colleagues at all different levels, not just senior leaders. For those early in their career, BESTSELLER offers a unique apprentice program that includes partnerships with business schools as well as our own teaching facilities at HQ. In fact, more than half of our colleagues started as apprentices and quite a few have been with JACK & JONES for decades — so we must be doing something right.

Culture is not a ‘thing’, decided by people at the top. It is a bond, an energy, a vibe created and felt by everyone — we would not have it any other way.

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TAKING FURTHER STEPS ON OUR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION JOURNEY

When it comes to diversity and inclusion, we are committed to taking a good hard look at how we operate to make sure that our policies and initiatives reflect our values. BESTSELLER has a team focused on increasing Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) across the group. By 2021, all employees will have taken part in a D&I awareness program and we are rolling out training on how we promote cultural understanding to more managers and senior leaders. We are moving away from professional models to feature real guys doing real-life things. We are also excited to be supporting the LGBTQ+ organization It Gets Better through our annual PROUD capsule collection, which has allowed us to literally wear our pride on our sleeves since 2018.

Before we can create a strong Diversity & Inclusion plan, we need to have a good understanding of where we stand. BESTSELLER’s D&I team is undertaking a massive, group-wide data collection effort which will help us form our own strategy and roadmap for the years ahead. We are reviewing our current D&I policy and being transparent about our journey. Starting in Spring 2022, we will publish an annual diversity report and we are encouraging our markets and brands to achieve local goals to support initiatives that back up our overarching policies.

But while data is important, we also need to start taking action. Managers and senior leaders are being given specific training on how to promote cultural understanding. By the end of 2021, all JACK & JONES employees will have been introduced to a D&I awareness program to eliminate bias, ensure equal opportunities and be transparent about promotion, reviews and development opportunities.

We all know that a slogan is not going to change the world but, with our annual PROUD capsule collection. we can show solidarity with our community by putting our beliefs out there for everyone to see. Since 2018, we have donated proceeds from the sale of the collection to the non-profit organization It Gets Better, which empowers LGBTQ+ youth around the world. We have also launched a unisex collection that we are promoting on our website and with our partners.

We are also starting to feature more “real guys” from all types, shapes, ages and ethnicities in our campaigns. Because who needs chiseled abs when you are feeling good and looking great? Take part here.

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SUPPORTING IMPACTFUL INITIATIVES ACROSS THE WORLD — AND IN OUR OWN BACKYARD

When it comes to diversity and inclusion, we are committed to taking a good hard look at how we operate to make sure that our policies and initiatives reflect our values. BESTSELLER has a team focused on increasing Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) across the group. By 2021, all employees will have taken part in a D&I awareness program and we are rolling out training on how we promote cultural understanding to more managers and senior leaders. We are moving away from professional models to feature real guys doing real-life things. We are also excited to be supporting the LGBTQ+ organization It Gets Better through our annual PROUD capsule collection, which has allowed us to literally wear our pride on our sleeves since 2018.

Before we can create a strong Diversity & Inclusion plan, we need to have a good understanding of where we stand. BESTSELLER’s D&I team is undertaking a massive, group-wide data collection effort which will help us form our own strategy and roadmap for the years ahead. We are reviewing our current D&I policy and being transparent about our journey. Starting in Spring 2022, we will publish an annual diversity report and we are encouraging our markets and brands to achieve local goals to support initiatives that back up our overarching policies.

But while data is important, we also need to start taking action. Managers and senior leaders are being given specific training on how to promote cultural understanding. By the end of 2021, all JACK & JONES employees will have been introduced to a D&I awareness program to eliminate bias, ensure equal opportunities and be transparent about promotion, reviews and development opportunities.

We all know that a slogan is not going to change the world but, with our annual PROUD capsule collection. we can show solidarity with our community by putting our beliefs out there for everyone to see. Since 2018, we have donated proceeds from the sale of the collection to the non-profit organization It Gets Better, which empowers LGBTQ+ youth around the world. We have also launched a unisex collection that we are promoting on our website and with our partners.

We are also starting to feature more “real guys” from all types, shapes, ages and ethnicities in our campaigns. Because who needs chiseled abs when you are feeling good and looking great? Take part here.

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