Next Login (Next Employee Portal) @ www.next.co.uk
Joseph Hepworth & Son operated between 1864 and 1982. The Next rebrand was then rolled out in February 1982. Expansion was a key focus throughout the 80s. Their meteoric rise was however really shaped across the past decade. This retailer’s landmark achievement was surpassing M&S. They achieved this in 2012 (by market cap) and then in 2014 they managed to overtake in profit. They are today the UK’s largest clothing retailer with annual sales now hitting £4 billion. On the British high street they have 500 outlets and around 200 overseas. The employee count for 2017 was 49,033. Today we’ll be looking at the Next Employee Portal (NEP) that is an innovative system built for workers.
Marks and Spencer (M&S) will always be the biggest competitor on the high street. They have close to 850 stores spread across the UK. New Look has a higher count as well at 590. It is however the challenges faced online that has caused uncertainty on Next’s dominance. It is surprising that they don’t have a good search engine presence for major clothing and fashion related terms. They have been getting drowned out by the long line of trendy web brands be that Missguided, PrettyLittleThing, Very etc. If you actually dig into Alexa ranks (UK) though, they are much busier than these types of sites. The big exception to this is ASOS.
At this time www.asos.com ranked 75th. M&S was 204 and Next’s rank was 234. Debenhams, New Look and House of Fraser are also doing well, but the competition then begins to fade. Overall, we would definitely see ASOS and M&S as the biggest challengers over the years ahead. You just wonder how the high street will play out. You only have to look at the demise of BHS. Incidentally, whilst they hit the skids and entered administration, that brand has now been revived by the Al Mana Group through www.bhs.com as a web-only venture. Judging by their initial performance, they aren’t likely to be mixing it up with the big boys anytime soon.
The Next Employee Portal login is served on a subdomain of the main site (www.next.co.uk). The specific address that must be entered to reach this is https://employee.next.co.uk/NEPLogin/. This service has become very popular. This has a lot to do with the equipped features available to their vast staffing base. The feedback received online from past and present staff is on the whole very supportive that this is a great place to work. One of the big plus points often praised is the well structured Next Employee Portal. This allows you to do such things as booking holidays, picking up extra hours or cutting back on the hours that you no longer fancy.
Overtime is essential for many in this modern age of zero-hour contracts. A nice added bonus with this featured retailer is the 25% staff discount across a huge range of fashion and homeware products. It is also worth mentioning the Next Employee Perks page over at https://nextgroup.corporateperks.com. When we checked this page there was 37,637 registered members. This is of course not an in-house platform. Next Jump’s Corporate Perks is used by more than 300 blue chip companies of the UK. If you have any further questions regarding the Next staff portal, you can contact their helpdesk on 0116 319 9038 from Monday to Thursday (9am to 8pm), Friday to Saturday (9am to 7pm) or Sundays (10am to 4pm).