Karlijn Hendriks
Global HR Director

"For the ambitious Omni-Channel brand that we are, our people are a key success factor. We focus on creating inspiring and truly inclusive working environments. I am convinced we are set for the exciting years ahead!"

The People Vision

Our vision is to become a much-loved, social and inclusive brand. From a people perspective, this means Hunkemöller is a fun and inspiring place where people love to work, are proud of the brand, and where we create true ambassadors.
In the next five years we will be hiring 20,000 new Sheroes, training all staff to be passionate World-Class Service certified experts. We aim to retain our talent by empowering and growing winning teams, reducing employee turnover by being rated a great place to work, offering World-Class HR Service to our people via newest HR technology such as Workday or digital contract signatures. In order to achieve this we are building upon our people building blocks.

A place where people love to work

75% of staff recommend us as a great place to work

Top Employer in the Netherlands & Germany

<7% illness rate by 2025

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Wellbeing & Mindset

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Diversity & Inclusion

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World-Class Service & Internships

We encourage employee health and fitness and recognise its importance in what can be a demanding and high-performance environment. We organise activities ranging from yoga classes to lunchtime runs. We also publish regular fitness videos on our YouTube channel – which is great for our team and our customers alike.
It is important for us to create a culture where people have a sense of belonging and feel that they contribute to the organisational goals. Maintaining a healthy balance between being challenged, having fun and having a healthy lifestyle is essential. Thus, we always put employee safety first, while staying InTouch providing clear communication.
We value and embrace diversity & inclusiveness amongst our people, customers and candidates spreading over different area’s such as age, race, nationality and body type. For us, this means being open minded to all opinions and thoughts, while aiming to prevent bias behaviour. Our diversity & inclusiveness policy will be further defined over time and circumstances. The many female success stories in our business empower other women to join us, progress their career or simply make their contribution balanced with other commitments.
The future of where, when and how we work will be different. We need to rethink and evolve our ways of working, processes and communication. In times like these, our brand value “InTouch’’ is more important than ever! We want our employees to feel confident, empowered and safe to exceed our customer’s expectations by delivering World-Class Service – being able to adapt to the situation. We stay InTouch and empower our teams by providing engaging training, developing short online learning bites and videos, providing regular internal communication via our social media channels and conducting an annual employee engagement survey.
We at Hunkemöller hire for attitude and train for skills! The world of Omni-Channel retail and digital is changing faster than ever. For us, this impacts how & whom we recruit, train & which skills to enhance. The current generations yearn to enhance their skills & develop continuously. This matches perfectly with our Omni-Channel approach, using advanced technology in stores that enrich their skill sets and lays a foundation to further develop their Omni-Channel expertise. Our international head office in the Netherlands offers over 50 retail internships across multiple departments every half year - starting from February & September. Our internship programme supports intern development and helps develop successful future careers within Hunkemöller or somewhere else. We also love to learn from our interns! Their opinion and creativity from an external point of view can be of great value to us – also to future generations!

Anne Albracht
Global Recruitment Manager

"It's amazing to see the talent, drive and innovation level of our interns! We value this by implementing many of their ideas in our business & 85% of entry positions with former interns. That says it all - it's truly "Best Internship in Retail"."
Our international headoffice in the Netherlands offers over 50 internships across multiple departments twice a year. This program supports intern development and helps create successful future careers by providing various workshops and training sessions as well as a mentor throughout.

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