Ashleigh Webber

Ashleigh Webber

About Ashleigh Webber

Ashleigh has been a business journalist since 2012. She covers HR, recruitment and employment issues, as well as occupational health and wellbeing.

MPs promote benefit of group income protection in improving wellbeing

19 Oct 2018

MPs have highlighted the role that financial support schemes, such as group income protection (GIP), can play in alleviating stress...

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Around 17,000 firms have not published modern slavery statements

19 Oct 2018

The Home Office is writing to the chief executives of around 17,000 organisations that have not yet published a modern...

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Workers spend 67 days a year sitting at their desks

17 Oct 2018

Eight in 10 (81%) office workers spend between four and nine hours a day sitting at their desks – equating...

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Toolkit launched to help health professionals promote physical activity

17 Oct 2018

A toolkit that will help health professionals advise patients on how physical activity can help manage their conditions and aid...

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Fifth of arthritis sufferers quit work because of unsupportive employers, warns charity

17 Oct 2018

More than a third of people with arthritis or related conditions are out of work, with a fifth being forced...

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One in four gender pay gap reports non-compliant

16 Oct 2018

A quarter of gender pay gap reports submitted for the 2018/19 reporting period are non-compliant, according to independent analysis.
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Three in 10 would not attempt CPR if they witness cardiac arrest

16 Oct 2018

Almost a third (30%) of adults would not attempt CPR if they saw somebody suffer a cardiac arrest, according to...

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Women subjected to ‘predatory’ behaviour by MPs

15 Oct 2018

Women working at the House of Commons were subjected to “predatory” contact and treated like “personal servants” by MPs, an...

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Employers should act now to mitigate job automation effect

15 Oct 2018

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is set to have a significant impact on pay, working conditions and productivity. Ashleigh Webber reports...

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Three-quarters of staff experience pay ‘volatility’

15 Oct 2018

Almost three-quarters (73%) of workers see their income fluctuate from month to month, with lower earners at more risk of...

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Study highlights health and work benefits of sit-stand desks

11 Oct 2018

Office workers who are equipped with a sit-stand desk are more productive, healthier and happier than those who are not,...

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More than a third of homeworkers suffer back pain

11 Oct 2018

More than a third (37%) of homeworkers have experienced new back pain since they began working remotely, with many receiving...

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Ethnicity pay gap reporting could become mandatory

11 Oct 2018

Employers may be required to publish their ethnicity pay gap under plans to improve career progression for ethnic minority groups....

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Six in 10 women consider gender pay gap when job hunting

10 Oct 2018

Nearly two-thirds (61%) of women would take an organisation’s gender pay gap into consideration when looking for a new job,...

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Workers’ rights at risk unless UK and EU adopt right approach

9 Oct 2018

Workers’ rights could be at risk if the UK and the EU do not adopt the right approach to preserving...

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