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.

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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Odeon and UCI Cinemas celebrate winning HR Team of the Year

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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Who will emerge top dog for their employment policies?Dinendra Haria/REX/Shutterstock

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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B&Q is one of the retailers piloting the job design schemeSolent News/REX/Shutterstock

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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Engineering was the most in-demand category for permanent staff, according to the REC

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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The KP Snacks HR team collect their 2016 HR Impact Award from Vana HR Resourcing's Debbie Flowers

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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SABMiller celebrate winning the overall award at last year's Personnel Today Award.

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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Labour shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth announces new NHS policies, including a proposed pay riseAndrew McCaren/LNP/REX/Shutterstock

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.

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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.

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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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