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.

Inquiry into “fatherhood penalty” launched by Government

16 Jan 2017

The Women and Equalities Committee has launched an inquiry into how employers can better support fathers in the workplace.

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Workers feel trapped by “rigid” workplaces, ILM finds

12 Jan 2017

More than half of UK workers feel trapped by the rigid structure of their workplace, according to a survey by ...

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Companies shorten recruitment times to get staff in quicker

10 Jan 2017

Almost half of employers have had to shorten the time it takes to recruit someone because they want to hire...

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CitySprint courier should be classed as worker, says tribunal

9 Jan 2017

A tribunal has found that a CitySprint bicycle courier should be classed as a worker, rather than self employed.

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Sir Martin Sorrell of WPP was the top-earning FTSE 100 CEO in 2015 and 2014Ray Tang/LNP/REX/Shutterstock

Top bosses earn more than average UK salary by first week of the year

4 Jan 2017

Some top executives earn more than £1,000 an hour and will have made more money by the first Wednesday of...

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Shared parental leave take-up woefully low, CIPD reveals

16 Dec 2016

Just 5% of new fathers and 8% of new mothers have opted to take shared parental leave since it was...

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Bosses only “pay lip service” to digital learning, survey reveals

13 Dec 2016

Businesses are not ready to embrace their digital potential, with senior executives failing to train up employees to be sufficiently...

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Failure to report gender pay gap could result in more than reputational damage

7 Dec 2016

Employers could face legal consequences if they fail to comply with the new gender pay gap rules, which were published...

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Taylor review on modern employment practices launched

30 Nov 2016

The Taylor review on modern employment practices launches today to look into the impact of changes to the labour market....

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Business secretary Greg Clark unveiled the proposed measures Mark Thomas/REX/Shutterstock

Companies may have to reveal CEO pay gap

29 Nov 2016

The Government has launched a consultation on measures that could force companies to reveal the gap in earnings between their...

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Government pledges £13m to boost management skills and productivity

25 Nov 2016

One announcement from Wednesday’s Autumn Statement that could have an impact on employers was the proposal to invest £13 million...

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Pay awards fall to six-year low, XpertHR finds

23 Nov 2016

Pay settlements have fallen to their lowest level for more than six years, according to the latest data from pay...

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National living wage to rise to £7.50, Chancellor confirms

23 Nov 2016

Today’s Autumn Statement confirmed that the national living wage will rise to £7.50 per hour from April 2017.
The new...

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SABMiller celebrate winning the 2016 Award for Excellence in Learning and Development.

Personnel Today Awards 2016: SABMiller takes home the top prize

23 Nov 2016

SABMiller Europe gained the top trophy in last night’s Personnel Today Awards for an ambitious learning and development initiative that...

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Virgin Money continues its long run of success at the PT Awards

Personnel Today Awards 2016: Virgin Money takes Award for Talent Management

22 Nov 2016

Virgin Money has won the 2016 Personnel Today Award for Talent Management, sponsored by a&dc. Here we look at all...

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