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.

Pay award expectations at record high

18 Feb 2019

Pay award expectations in the private sector have increased to 2.5% after years where 2% has been the norm, as employers plan to increase salaries to attract talent.

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Half of office workers’ health ‘impaired’ by their job

14 Feb 2019

More than half (53%) of office workers believe their health is impaired by their workplace, with many not getting enough...

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Morrisons faces fresh equal pay claim

14 Feb 2019

“Thousands” of current and former Morrisons shop floor staff are claimed to be in the process of bringing an equal...

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Mental health first aid guide encourages employers to set boundaries

13 Feb 2019

Training provider Mental Health First Aid England has produced guidance to help employers introduce mental health first aiders into their...

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Gender pay gap 2019: Three in 10 reports have errors

13 Feb 2019

Almost a third of organisations that have submitted their gender pay gap reports for this year have published erroneous data,...

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Adjustment grants for workers with disabilities to increase

12 Feb 2019

Workers with disabilities will be able to claim up to £60,000 per year to help pay for workplace adjustments when...

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L&D teams pressured to report on learning impact, but don’t know how

12 Feb 2019

Almost seven in 10 (67%) learning and development professionals feel leadership teams are putting them under pressure to measure the...

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Invest in NHS staff retention, report says

12 Feb 2019

The NHS needs to make more investment in its current workforce rather than creating new roles if it is to...

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Back and neck pain causes a third to take a sick day

8 Feb 2019

A third (33%) of employees have taken at least one day off work due to back or neck pain in...

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Victoria Atkins, minister for women

Closing the gender pay gap a priority for seven in 10 firms

8 Feb 2019

Seven in 10 organisations view closing their gender pay gap as a high or medium priority, the Government Equalities Office has found.

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HR’s gender pay gap: female salaries grow, but still lag behind

7 Feb 2019

Female pay is rising more quickly than male pay in HR, but men in senior roles are often still paid more than their female counterparts

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Local authorities should consider overhauling waste collections to reduce musculoskeletal risk

28 Jan 2019

Waste collections should be overhauled to help prevent workers from developing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), with local authorities urged to discontinue...

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Study finds ‘alarming’ bias against minority ethnic candidates

18 Jan 2019

Research has uncovered an “alarming” level of discrimination against job seekers from minority ethnic backgrounds, who need to send an...

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Government rejects call to lower gender pay gap reporting threshold

18 Jan 2019

MPs have accused the government of being too “timid” to hold businesses to account for their gender pay gaps after...

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Replacing sitting time with activity reduces risk of early death by up to 35%

16 Jan 2019

Replacing 30 minutes of sedentary time per day with the same period of high-intensity activity reduces the risk of an...

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