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.

Confusion about cancer symptoms could delay diagnosis, Bupa warns

20 Aug 2018

Four in 10 people are unsure what to check for when looking for common cancers such as skin, lung or...

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More protections against “excessive” employee surveillance needed

17 Aug 2018

Two-thirds of workers fear that workplace surveillance fuels distrust and could be used in a discriminatory way if left unregulated,...

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‘No deal’ Brexit would have ‘catastrophic’ effect on health, warns BMA

16 Aug 2018

The British Medical Association (BMA) has warned that a “no deal” Brexit would have a catastrophic impact on the nation’s...

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Police chiefs commit to developing sexual harassment action plan

16 Aug 2018

Police chiefs have vowed to address sexual harassment across the force after it emerged a high proportion of police officers...

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IOSH urges employers to get on their bikes and embrace cycle to work benefits

15 Aug 2018

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has urged employers to encourage their staff to cycle to work on...

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CEO pay rises by 11% creating ‘substantial’ pay gap

15 Aug 2018

The average FTSE 100 CEO pay package increased by 11% between 2016 and 2017, while full-time workers saw only a...

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Record fall in EU nationals employed in UK

14 Aug 2018

The number of EU nationals working in the UK has fallen by a record amount, with 86,000 fewer EU workers...

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Two-thirds don’t offer specific mental health support for workers abroad

13 Aug 2018

Just a third of businesses with staff who work abroad have a specific mental health policy in place, a survey...

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Employers report lack of candidates and pressure to increase wages

13 Aug 2018

Two in five employers found it difficult to get the staff they needed over the past 12 months and have...

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Nearly a third of employers report rise in time off for mental health

10 Aug 2018

Almost one in three businesses have seen an increase in the number of employees taking time off to cope with...

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‘Significant’ sickness absence more likely at larger employers than smaller firms

10 Aug 2018

Organisations with 250 or more staff are more likely to have a ‘significant’ absence issue than smaller businesses, with sickness...

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Sports Direct saves House of Fraser from administration

10 Aug 2018

Sports Direct has bought House of Fraser out of administration for £90m. The sports retailer, owned by billionaire Mike Ashley...

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Shared parental leave: removing financial barriers could encourage uptake

9 Aug 2018

UCL research suggests that shared parental leave is failing, with financial implications and strict eligibility creating barriers...

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Tier 2 visa alternatives: Employing skilled non-EEA workers

8 Aug 2018

For eight consecutive months the number of applications for certificates of sponsorship for non-EEA workers have surpassed the number available...

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Project to map defibrillators launched to improve heart attack survival rate

8 Aug 2018

The NHS and several other organisations have joined forces to map all of the UK’s defibrillators, which they hope will...

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