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.

Loneliness among ex-military increases physical and mental health risk

14 Dec 2018

Military veterans who feel lonely or isolated face an increased risk of developing mental and physical health conditions, research has...

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Brexit ‘takes bite’ out of City banking vacancies

13 Dec 2018

The number of City vacancies has plummeted by almost 40%, with the financial services sector still stuck in limbo over...

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Sit-stand desks have limited effect on reducing obesity, study finds

13 Dec 2018

Employees who stand at their desks burn only nine more calories per hour than their seated colleagues, prompting researchers to...

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A third of HR teams not deleting expired personal data

12 Dec 2018

A third of HR teams have admitted breaching the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by failing to delete personal data...

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Biggest rise in average pay since 2008, but growth remains slow

11 Dec 2018

Average weekly earnings have seen the biggest rise for almost a decade, but not to the levels expected during periods...

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Hiring to hit 18-month high to fix ‘leaking bucket’

11 Dec 2018

Hiring intentions will rise to their highest level for 18 months in the first quarter of 2019, as employers seek...

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Pay staff the ‘real’ Living Wage, investors urge FTSE 250 firms

10 Dec 2018

A group of investors has urged FTSE 250 to commit to paying their staff the “real” Living Wage

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Heathrow Airport to pay for EU employees’ settled status

10 Dec 2018

Heathrow Airport is to pay for the 350 EU nationals it employs to achieve “settled status” after the UK leaves...

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Nine in 10 NHS trusts have asbestos in their hospital buildings

10 Dec 2018

An MP has urged the government to conduct an audit of asbestos at every NHS trust after it emerged nine...

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Thousands of young people have type 2 diabetes

7 Dec 2018

Almost 7,000 people under 25 have type 2 diabetes, with thousands more expected to be diagnosed in the next few...

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‘Drop snobby attitude to technical education’ demands Damian Hinds

7 Dec 2018

The education secretary insists the UK needs to alter attitudes if it wants to close the skills gap and boost productivity

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NHS to expand Diabetes Prevention Programme nationwide

6 Dec 2018

NHS England is to scale up its Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP) and prescribe hundreds more people with low-calorie diet drinks...

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BT loses bid to change pension calculation method

6 Dec 2018

BT has lost an appeal to change the method it uses to calculate pension increases, which would have affected around...

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Capita to appoint workers to its board

6 Dec 2018

Capita is to offer its staff non-executive director positions, making it the second company in the FTSE 250 to have...

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High Court upholds Deliveroo self-employment and collective bargaining ruling

5 Dec 2018

The High Court has held that Deliveroo riders are self-employed and cannot form a collective bargaining unit.
The Independent Workers...

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