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.

Worker exploitation commonplace in supermarket supply chains

10 Oct 2019

Poor pay, exploitative working conditions and human rights abuses are commonplace in the supply chains for major supermarkets

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CIPD’s Peter Cheese: HR’s role in improving mental health

10 Oct 2019

On World Mental Health Day, HR teams have been reminded of the scale of the mental ill health “epidemic” and...

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A fifth of over-45s expect to quit work to care for relatives

9 Oct 2019

One in five (19%) employees aged over 45 expects to quit their job to care for an adult relative full...

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Mandatory reporting would improve staff mental health, a third of firms say

8 Oct 2019

Almost a third (30%) of employers think mandatory reporting of workplace mental health statistics would help make organisations more accountable...

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MPs to examine impact of endometriosis on women

8 Oct 2019

A group of MPs is to launch an inquiry into women’s experiences of endometriosis, after research found thousands have had...

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Christian doctor in transgender pronoun row loses at employment tribunal

8 Oct 2019

The Christian doctor who refused to refer to transgender benefits claimants by their relevant pronouns has lost his claim for...

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One in 10 NHS psychiatrist posts vacant

7 Oct 2019

The rate of unfilled NHS psychiatrist posts in England has doubled over the past six years, with almost a tenth...

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Education and coaching can significantly reduce migraine in staff, Swiss study finds

7 Oct 2019

Employer-provided education and coaching services can significantly reduce the impact migraine has on the workforce, a study has found.
Pharmaceutical...

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Ex-Clarks chief executive loses unfair dismissal case

7 Oct 2019

A former Clarks chief executive has lost his case for unfair dismissal after he was asked to resign following accusations of sexist, racist and homophobic comments.

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More than a fifth of engineers take time off because of mental health

4 Oct 2019

Almost one in five engineers has lost a colleague to suicide, while more than a fifth have had to take...

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Recruitment consultant wins religious discrimination claim

4 Oct 2019

A Muslim woman has been awarded more than £22,000 in compensation after a company director made derogatory comments about her...

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Female leaders launch #MeTooPay campaign to end discrimination

3 Oct 2019

More than 100 of the UK’s most successful female business leaders have launched a campaign to close the gender pay...

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Future workplaces should offer an improved ‘human experience’

3 Oct 2019

Employers should think less about new technology and more about improving the “human experience” when considering the future of work,...

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Conservatives pledge £10.50 national living wage from age 21

30 Sep 2019

Sajid Javid has pledged to increase the national living wage to £10.50 an hour and lower the age at which...

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Staff ‘sabotaging’ robot co-workers, study finds

30 Sep 2019

Employees are “sabotaging” robots in their workplaces because of fears they will replace their jobs, researchers have found.
According to...

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