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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Ban on agency staff will “remove a lifeline” from the NHS

27 Mar 2017

The ban on certain agency staff in the NHS, which comes into force on 1 April, will “remove a lifeline”...

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Pay awards to remain below inflation this year, according to XpertHR

23 Mar 2017

Private-sector employers predict they will give pay awards of just 2% over the coming year, according to the latest data...

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Sir Ken Robinson: HR’s mission is to drive culture of innovation

21 Mar 2017

HR’s mission is to understand where talent lies in the organisation and cultivate the conditions in which it can thrive,...

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NHS whistleblowers to be protected when applying for new jobs

20 Mar 2017

NHS whistleblowers will receive greater legal protection if they decide to apply for a new job, according to proposals published...

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HR Tech World 2017: Maersk Oil drills down on global mobility and payroll

20 Mar 2017

Making payroll globally consistent and compliant can be a challenge. How does Maersk Oil, which operates in more than 130...

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Job applicants with spurious intentions: what should employers do?

20 Mar 2017

Police in Scotland have been informed about a serial job applicant who threatens to launch legal action if he is...

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HR Tech World London to tackle the future of HR

15 Mar 2017

Sir Ken Robinson, creativity expert and top-ranked TED talk speaker, will open London’s HR Tech World conference next week with...

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Government makes U-turn on national insurance rises

15 Mar 2017

The Government has announced it will scrap plans to increase national insurance payments for the self-employed.
Chancellor Philip Hammond wrote...

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Will the apprenticeship levy mean smaller businesses lose out?

10 Mar 2017

It is the Government’s flagship policy to fix the UK’s skills problem, a well-intentioned “tax” on employers to raise £3...

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Spring Budget 2017: T-Levels and taxes on self-employed

8 Mar 2017

Philip Hammond used today’s Spring Budget to launch a series of measures aimed at boosting technical skills and productivity and...

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HMRC denies its new employment status tool is unreliable

7 Mar 2017

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has vigorously denied claims that its new Employment Status Service tool is unreliable and inaccurate....

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Institute for Employment Studies outlines key HR challenges for 2017

3 Mar 2017

HR’s most pressing challenges for 2017 include getting to grips with a multi-generational workforce, taking a more prominent role in...

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Industrial strategy’s skills proposals “deeply disappointing” – BEIS Committee

3 Mar 2017

The Government’s flagship industrial strategy, set out in a Green Paper in January, lacks the necessary detail and commitments required...

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Sir Philip Green agrees to pensions payout of £363 million

28 Feb 2017

Sir Philip Green has agreed with the Pensions Regulator to offer a cash settlement of £363 million to plug the...

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Public sector could lose talent thanks to new IR35 rules

28 Feb 2017

Tax changes due to be introduced in April could mean thousands of public-sector contractors leave their work in favour of...

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