Jo Faragher

About Jo Faragher

Jo Faragher has been a business journalist for 15 years, working in commissioning editor and editor roles for the past 10. A regular contributor to Personnel Today, she has also written features for the Financial Times, and supplements for The Times and The Guardian.
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Government failing to act on gender pay gap recommendations

21 Feb 2017

The Government will fail to achieve its goal of eliminating the gender pay gap within a generation unless it tackles...

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Government publishes Green Paper on future of defined-benefit pensions

20 Feb 2017

The Government has launched a consultation into the future viability of defined-benefit pension schemes.

Pensions resources
Consultation launched into corporate...

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Government publishes largest ever list of employers failing to pay minimum wage

16 Feb 2017

Department store Debenhams, sandwich chain Subway and clothing retailer Peacocks feature among 360 employers who have been named and shamed...

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Is it ever fair to expect employees to dress a certain way?

16 Feb 2017

When receptionist Nicola Thorp was sent home from an assignment for wearing flat shoes it created a flurry of debate...

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Liquid lunches: can an employer stop staff drinking during working hours?

15 Feb 2017

Employees at Lloyd’s of London have been banned from drinking alcohol during the working day, it has been reported.

Alcohol...

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Employers can now register for online apprenticeship service

15 Feb 2017

The Government’s online apprenticeship service has now launched, meaning employers eligible to pay the upcoming apprenticeship levy can register their...

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One-third of eligible employers not aware of apprenticeship levy

13 Feb 2017

With just two months to go, one-third of UK employers who are eligible to pay the apprenticeship levy are not...

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Pensioners now earn more than working-age population, report finds

13 Feb 2017

Pensioners’ incomes are now higher than those of working age, according to a report from the Resolution Foundation.
Its As...

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Acas and Government publish gender pay gap guide

30 Jan 2017

Acas and the Government Equalities Office have published guidance on how businesses can calculate and report their gender pay gap....

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Uncertainty prevails as travellers offered conflicting US immigration advice

30 Jan 2017

The US Embassy has revised its advice to travellers after President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration led to confusion....

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Employers more willing to consider job shares at senior level

30 Jan 2017

More than two-fifths of employers would now be willing to consider a job share for a senior role, research by...

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Few employers fully prepared to report gender pay gap, XpertHR reveals

27 Jan 2017

Employers have a limited idea of what they will do and lack the practical experience to measure and report on...

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Artificial intelligence and HR tech grow in importance, Harvey Nash finds

26 Jan 2017

Artificial intelligence (AI) and automation will have a major impact on HR and employment over the next five years, according...

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Sexist dress codes could attract stricter punishment and fines

25 Jan 2017

Employers that enforce sexist dress codes could be in line for stricter punishment and fines, if the Government follows recommendations...

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Careers advice and lifelong learning feature in Government’s industrial strategy

24 Jan 2017

The Government yesterday outlined its plans to bolster Britain’s productivity through a new industrial strategy.
In a green paper, Prime...

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