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.

Sainsbury’s employee dismissed for Facebook post wins case

22 Jun 2018

A former Sainsbury’s employee was unfairly dismissed after an investigation into whether he had committed an act of gross misconduct...

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Better access to lung exercise classes could help tackle sedentary lives

22 Jun 2018

The British Lung Foundation has called for access to specialist lung exercise classes to be improved, as around half of...

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Fruit industry calls for seasonal permit to avoid post-Brexit labour shortage

22 Jun 2018

The soft fruit industry could be “crushed” by Brexit if it loses access to the thousands of seasonal workers it...

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Home Office reveals details of settlement scheme for EU nationals

21 Jun 2018

The Home Office has revealed how EU nationals can apply for ‘settled status’, allowing them to continue to live and...

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How GWR’s HR team helped drive cultural change

21 Jun 2018

With just one day left to enter the Personnel Today Awards, we look at the initiatives that saw Great Western...

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Violence against retail staff increases 25%

20 Jun 2018

Assaults on retail staff rose by a quarter last year, according to the Home Office, highlighting the need to better...

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Employers need to break recruitment traditions to boost diversity

20 Jun 2018

Businesses need to “think outside the box” when recruiting if they want to improve diversity across their workforces – especially...

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Tier 2 visas: how the NHS exemption will benefit other sectors

19 Jun 2018

The removal of doctors and nurses from the cap on Tier 2 visas for highly-skilled workers has been welcomed and...

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1,500 jobs expected to be lost in Virgin Money takeover

18 Jun 2018

Around 1,500 jobs are expected to be lost in the £1.7bn takeover of Virgin Money by Clydesdale Yorkshire Banking Group...

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Almost half of men fail to check for cancer symptoms

15 Jun 2018

Many men are not regularly checking themselves for symptoms of the most common cancers, including prostate cancer and testicular cancer....

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Doctors and nurses to be excluded from Tier 2 visa cap

15 Jun 2018

NHS doctors and nurses will be excluded from restrictions to the number of visas granted to skilled non-EU migrant workers,...

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Half of people with diabetes receive treatment for mental health concerns

15 Jun 2018

More than half of people with diabetes (51%) have received treatment for depression, anxiety or another mental health issue and...

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Apprenticeship starts continue to fall a year after levy introduced

15 Jun 2018

There has been a steady decline in the number of apprenticeships begun after the apprenticeship levy was introduced last year....

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A quarter of new fathers unable to claim statutory paternity pay

15 Jun 2018

One in four (23%) men who became a father last year were not eligible to receive statutory paternity pay.
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Ageist attitudes damage workers’ health and wellbeing

11 Jun 2018

Ageist attitudes in the workplace and across wider society harm the health and wellbeing of everybody as they get older,...

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