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.

‘Asylum migrants’ earn less than UK-born workers

25 Apr 2019

People that come to the UK as “asylum migrants” are more likely to be unemployed, earn less and work fewer...

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Older teachers risk ‘dying in classrooms’ if health needs are ignored, warns union

25 Apr 2019

Schools and colleges have been urged to better monitor the health of teaching staff as many older teachers “risk dying...

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Worker given free cigarettes seeks compensation after cancer diagnosis

25 Apr 2019

A former tobacco salesman with inoperable lung cancer is seeking compensation from his former employer after he was given hundreds...

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Eight in 10 doctors at risk of ‘burnout’

23 Apr 2019

Eight in 10 doctors are at high or very high risk of “burnout”, driven mostly by exhaustion rather than feeling...

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Up to 15% of gender pay gap reports have errors

23 Apr 2019

Up to 1,600 organisations may have made mistakes in their gender pay gap calculations, with many calculating the median or...

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Caravan park staff not entitled to NMW for night call outs

18 Apr 2019

Workers who were on call during the evening were conducting “time work” and should have received an hourly rate under...

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Half of staff fear Brexit redundancies within a year

18 Apr 2019

Almost half of employees think their employer will make redundancies over the next year, fearing Brexit will result in financial instability.

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Royal Opera House loses appeal against musician’s hearing loss ruling

17 Apr 2019

The Royal Opera House has lost an appeal against a landmark ruling which found it liable for a musician’s severe...

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Wellbeing interventions have minimal effect on long-term health and cost

17 Apr 2019

Wellness programmes do little to improve overall health or reduce costs, but could help employees become more active or lose...

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Investor votes down appointments in firms that lack gender diversity

17 Apr 2019

One of the UK’s biggest investors voted against the re-election of more than 100 chairs last year because the organisations...

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Older workers wait 54 days before seeking mental health advice

17 Apr 2019

Despite two-thirds of over-55s experiencing symptoms of mental ill health, workers in this age group are most likely to delay...

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Should we rethink our working hours to boost productivity?

17 Apr 2019

UK employees work on average two-and-a-half weeks longer than their EU counterparts over the course of a year, new analysis...

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Understaffing increases work-related stress, survey finds

16 Apr 2019

Colleagues, especially a lack of them or if they’re not pulling their weight, are the biggest causes of work-related stress,...

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Majority of absence and presenteeism could be addressed by ‘targeted’ employer support

15 Apr 2019

Three-quarters of ill health-related presenteeism and absence in 2018 came from factors that employers could have influenced or addressed, according...

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How gender pay gap sums should be made more accurate

15 Apr 2019

Many of the errors in employers’ gender pay gap reports could be avoided if the government adopted simpler calculation methods and supported HR professionals to access statistical skills

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