Marks & Spencer launches first alumni network
Marks & Spencer has launched its first official alumni network for its global community of former staff.
Called M&S Family, the new digital network will aim to help anyone who has previously worked with the retailer to “stay part of the family” and to continue their contribution to the business.
Former colleagues will be able to connect with both each other and M&S and will be kept up to date with the retailer’s latest news. They will also have access to live job opportunities and information on how they can get involved with M&S initiatives.
Katie Bickerstaffe, M&S chief strategy and transformation sirector and sponsor of the M&S Family Alumni Network said: “It’s our people – past and present – that make M&S special. When you work here, you join a big, diverse family and become part of a business and brand that’s stood the test of time. That connection never leaves you, even when you move on.
“We have a huge community of former colleagues who remain our most passionate advocates and constructive critics. But to date, we’ve barely scratched the surface when it comes to tapping into the enthusiasm and opportunity our fantastic extended M&S family can provide – be that supporting our recruitment pipeline, mentoring, backing our community initiatives or providing candid feedback on our products and services.
“With the launch of our new network we want everyone to feel they can remain part of the family and we have an enormous opportunity to build an incredible community that supports each other and can helps us transform M&S.”
As part of the programme, M&S is working to organise a series of exclusive events and content for its alumni. These will include Q&As, interviews and events based around content from the retailer’s archive.
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