Ashleigh Wight

Ashleigh Wight

About Ashleigh Wight

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

Aldi reveals 4.8% gender pay gap

23 Feb 2018

Aldi has published a median gender pay gap of 4.8% – well below the average pay disparity between men and...

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One in 10 staff avoid workplace toilets due to cleanliness concerns

22 Feb 2018

One in 10 employees would avoid using the toilet in their workplace because of concerns about hygiene, according to the...

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Lower back pain most common complaint among workers

22 Feb 2018

Retail workers and labourers are more likely to suffer some form of pain than those who work in an office,...

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Lack of part-time apprenticeships reduces access for women

22 Feb 2018

A shortage of flexible and part-time apprenticeship programmes mean that people who are unable to work full time are missing...

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KFC staff asked to take holiday during restaurant closures

21 Feb 2018

KFC employees have been asked to take annual leave to cover the working time they have lost following chicken supply...

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Government to see if BAME career progression has improved

21 Feb 2018

The Government has commissioned research into whether employers have taken steps to remove barriers to progression for ethnic minorities a...

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Sexual harassment complaints by lawyers run at one a month

20 Feb 2018

Complaints made by lawyers about sexual harassment by their colleagues totalled around one a month last year, according to the...

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Employers should disclose sexual harassment claims, says academic

19 Feb 2018

Organisations should be required to publish how much they have paid to settle sexual harassment cases, according to an academic...

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Skills-based immigration system needed post-Brexit

19 Feb 2018

The majority of employers would prefer some form of immigration system based on national or regional skills shortages, in the...

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Employers need new approaches to boosting productivity

16 Feb 2018

Employers and policy makers should consider new approaches to addressing low pay, the gender pay gap and rewards, which would...

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Six in 10 employees experience workplace stress

15 Feb 2018

Almost six in 10 employees (59%) feel stressed because of their work, with those in finance, Government and healthcare under...

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Neurodiversity ignored by seven in 10 employers

15 Feb 2018

Seven in 10 employers do not include neurodiversity – alternative ways of thinking such as autism, dyslexia and ADHD –...

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Levy-paying employers will be able to transfer apprenticeship funds

14 Feb 2018

Employers that pay the apprenticeship levy will be able to transfer their apprenticeship funds to other businesses from April 2018....

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100 days until GDPR takes effect

14 Feb 2018

With less than 100 days to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect, employers have been reminded...

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Apprentices in Wales should receive same financial support as students

14 Feb 2018

Financial support for apprentices in Wales should be strengthened to encourage more people to take up vocational training.
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