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.

Refugee employment rules need to be streamlined

24 Apr 2018

The regulations governing the employment of refugees are too complicated and may deter organisations from offering jobs to displaced people,...

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Teachers and students at risk of asbestos exposure in schools

23 Apr 2018

A lack of uniformity in how asbestos exposure is dealt with in school academies is putting both staff and students...

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Fawcett Society calls for time-limited gender equality quotas

23 Apr 2018

Time-limited gender equality quotas should be set for the boards of large corporate organisations and public bodies, the Fawcett Society...

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Apprenticeship starts fall by a quarter in six months

20 Apr 2018

The number of people beginning an apprenticeship fell by almost a quarter (24%) in the first six months of the...

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MPs urge ministers to speed up gig economy measures

20 Apr 2018

MPs have accused the Government of being too slow to act on recommendations that would protect the rights of gig...

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Almost half of IT employees feel stressed out

20 Apr 2018

Almost half (45%) of people working in IT feel stressed, as organisations try to tackle the increasing threat of cybercrime, ...

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Majority of employers don’t offer financial support to staff

19 Apr 2018

More than two-thirds (67%) of organisations do not offer any form of financial support to their staff, according to a...

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Draft EU law seeks to bolster protections for whistleblowers

18 Apr 2018

Employees who blow the whistle on corporate malpractice would be given protected status, including legal aid and possible financial support,...

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Wellbeing ‘auto-enrolment’ scheme could relieve burden on NHS

18 Apr 2018

An auto-enrolment-style scheme for wellbeing programmes – funded in part by employers and in part by employees’ National Insurance contributions...

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Jobseekers more likely to apply to big brands

18 Apr 2018

Organisations with low brand awareness are likely to get overlooked by jobseekers, according to Glassdoor, with candidates 40% more likely...

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UK employers leading the way in offering mental health support

16 Apr 2018

UK employers are more likely to offer mental health support to their staff than their counterparts around the globe, according...

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Sir Martin Sorrell leaves WPP in accordance with “at-will” agreement

16 Apr 2018

Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, has stepped down from his position following an investigation into allegations of misconduct. Accord...

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Excess alcohol consumption can slash life expectancy by 30 minutes per glass

13 Apr 2018

Every glass of wine or pint of beer over the daily recommended limit could shorten your life by 30 minutes,...

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One in six workers with diabetes feel they have been discriminated against

13 Apr 2018

One in six workers with diabetes feels they have been discriminated against at work because of their condition, the charity...

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Low-skilled roles rebranded as apprenticeships to receive levy funding

13 Apr 2018

Employers stand accused of rebranding existing low-skilled roles as apprenticeships in order to make use of funding available through the...

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