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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Pay awards refuse to budge at 2%, according to XpertHR

26 May 2017

Pay awards in the three months to the end of April 2017 remained steadfast at 2%, according to the latest...

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Commit to employing a million more older workers, says age champion

23 May 2017

Employers should commit to employing 12% more employees over the age of 50 by 2022, according to Andy Briggs, the...

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Picture perfect: Odeon & UCI on winning HR Team of the Year

22 May 2017

Odeon & UCI Cinemas were victorious in the HR Team of the Year category at last year’s Personnel Today Awards....

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Election 2017: where do the parties stand on employment issues?

22 May 2017

As the manifestos are published, we run down the policies most likely to influence the employment landscape

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Liberal Democrat manifesto: guarantees for EU workers and stricter corporate governance

17 May 2017

The Liberal Democrat Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes a raft of proposals around employment rights, equality...

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Retailers need to rethink part-time work, says Timewise

16 May 2017

Retailers need to rethink job design and challenge assumptions if they are to attract and retain the best talent, according...

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How can the engineering sector find its Hidden Figures?

11 May 2017

The engineering sector, as with much of the STEM sector, suffers from a woeful lack of female talent. The Institution ...

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CIPD manifesto urges next government to make “good work” a priority

10 May 2017

The CIPD has published a manifesto ahead of the upcoming general election that urges the next Government to put “good...

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Candidate availability hits a 16-month low, says REC

9 May 2017

The UK jobs market has experienced its steepest drop in candidate availability for 16 months, according to the Recruitment and...

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Crunch point: How KP Snacks’ simple approach won it our award for HR Impact

9 May 2017

KP Snacks’ uncomplicated approach to creating and embedding a new set of values and behaviours after a merger made it...

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Award-winning brew: 2016 victors SABMiller on a profitable learning initiative

8 May 2017

Brewing company SABMiller were the winners of the coveted overall trophy at the 2016 Personnel Today Awards. We spoke to...

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Five reasons why HR software implementations fail

28 Apr 2017

Research shows that businesses’ expectations of what HR systems can deliver often outstrip the reality. What are the key factors...

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Pay awards remain steady at 2% for first quarter

27 Apr 2017

Pay awards for the first quarter of 2017 remained steady at 2%, according to the latest data from XpertHR.
This...

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More autonomy means happier workers, according to research

25 Apr 2017

Employees with higher levels of autonomy have better overall wellbeing and higher levels of job satisfaction, research has found.
Academics...

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Apprenticeship levy comes into force

6 Apr 2017

New Regulations requiring companies with a wage bill of more than £3 million to pay an apprenticeship levy come into...

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