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.

Drop in EU migrants prompts urgent call for immigration transition period

22 Aug 2019

The number of EU citizens moving to the UK to work has continued to fall, prompting business bodies to reiterate...

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men's mental health at work

Men fear abilities will be questioned if mental health is raised, survey finds

22 Aug 2019

Four in 10 men who struggle with their mental health feel unable to talk to their manager about it because...

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One in eight reluctant to hire women who may become pregnant

22 Aug 2019

One in eight (12%) employers would be reluctant to hire a woman who could become pregnant and one in seven...

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Pay awards hit 10-year high

22 Aug 2019

Pay awards reached their highest level in a decade at 2.6%, but it may be too soon to say whether...

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Ryanair attempts to block pilot strikes

21 Aug 2019

Ryanair has lost its bid for a last-minute High Court injunction to block pilot strikes scheduled to begin today (Thursday)....

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Major construction projects help drive up health standards, study finds

20 Aug 2019

Major construction projects can help develop “universally high” health management standards throughout the supply chain, a study has concluded.
A...

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Costa Coffee franchisee’s training cost deductions ‘unfair’, staff claim

20 Aug 2019

Employees at a Costa Coffee franchise in Essex claim they have had £200 deducted from their final payslips to cover...

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Third of staff under ‘extreme’ pressure while colleagues are on holiday

20 Aug 2019

More than a third (34%) of staff claim they feel under “extreme” pressure or have panic attacks because of the...

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in-house recruitment managers

In-house recruitment managers invited to have their say

20 Aug 2019

In-house recruitment managers have been invited to have their say on their priorities for this year in order to determine...

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state pension age 75

Increase state pension age to 75 to ‘improve health and wellbeing’

19 Aug 2019

Raising the state pension age to 75 will improve the health and wellbeing of older people, a think tank has controversially proposed.

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Encourage business travellers to declare medical history, advises insurer

19 Aug 2019

Employers should encourage staff who travel internationally to declare their medical history to avoid the risk of complications while abroad,...

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McMillan Williams had ‘a culture of fear and bullying’ ex-employee claims

19 Aug 2019

A former partner at high street law firm McMillan Williams has claimed it created a “morally bankrupt environment” that allowed...

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Citizens Advice training document ‘propagated racial stereotypes’

16 Aug 2019

Citizens Advice in England and Wales has produced a staff training document accused of spreading racist stereotypes.
The document, which...

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Only half recognise heart condition warning signs

16 Aug 2019

Workers could be “sleepwalking into an epidemic of cardiovascular disease” if they do not improve their knowledge of heart disease...

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‘Gay cake’ case referred to European Court

15 Aug 2019

The case involving a Northern Irish bakery that refused to make a cake with a message supporting gay marriage will...

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