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.

Hiring plans for Q1 weakest in seven years

10 Dec 2019

Employers’ hiring intentions are at their weakest in seven years with Brexit uncertainty, the general election and a slowing global...

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Fewer than one in four construction staff have workplace pension

10 Dec 2019

Less than a quarter of construction workers are enrolled in a workplace pension, it has been estimated.
Figures obtained from...

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Poll highlights misunderstanding about cancer survival rates

9 Dec 2019

The majority of people think that cancer patients cannot live for years after their diagnosis, research has found.
According to...

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Kitchen manager dismissed for food safety issues was discriminated against

9 Dec 2019

A Beefeater kitchen manager who was dismissed for food safety failings after working excessive hours was discriminated against because of...

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Three hundred jobs lost at John Lewis call centre

9 Dec 2019

More than 300 jobs at an outsourced John Lewis customer contact centre have been culled as the retailer attempts to...

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‘Fulfilling’ jobs for older workers could benefit health and wellbeing

6 Dec 2019

Maximising working opportunities for older people and offering fulfilling work beyond retirement age could have a profound impact on health...

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Northern Ireland health strike continues after pay offer rejected

6 Dec 2019

A fresh pay offer for health workers in Northern Ireland, who have been on strike for almost two weeks, has been rejected by unions.

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Swathes of women taking long-term leave for female health symptoms

5 Dec 2019

Around half of working-age women have had to take long-term absence at some point during their working life, while 15%...

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Terrorism witnesses need psychological help sooner, study finds

4 Dec 2019

People affected by terrorist attacks need to access to more immediate psychological help, research has recommended.
A study into the...

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BAME leadership pipeline flatlining in FTSE 100 firms

4 Dec 2019

Progress on increasing the number of ethnic minority leaders in the UK’s biggest organisations has stalled and there is a...

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Soldier mistaken for colleague wins race discrimination claim

4 Dec 2019

A BAME soldier who was mistaken for BAME colleague and given a scathing performance appraisal as a result has won...

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Senior NHS staff urge frontline health workers to get flu jab

3 Dec 2019

Frontline health workers are being urged to get their free flu jab in order to protect themselves and their patients....

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Few employees using mental health and wellbeing benefits

3 Dec 2019

Almost half (49%) of employers agree that poor mental health is the biggest health and wellbeing challenge they are facing,...

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Only a third of staff think pay in their organisation is fair

3 Dec 2019

There is a stark contrast in the views of HR professionals and employees on pay fairness, according to a report...

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TSB bosses bonuses to be cut after failing to hit 2020 gender target

3 Dec 2019

TSB’s leadership team will have their bonuses docked after the firm failed to increase the proportion of women in senior...

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