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Jo Faragher has been a business journalist for 15 years, working in commissioning editor and editor roles for the past 10. A regular contributor to Personnel Today, she has also written features for the Financial Times, and supplements for The Times and The Guardian.

Apprentices need more help with how to dress for work

20 Mar 2019

Employers are four times more likely to worry about how their apprentices dress for work than they would about graduates,...

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Top employers’ support for working parents is “invisible”

19 Mar 2019

A number of employers including Asos, IBM, Lidl and Facebook are completely ‘invisible’ when it comes to publicising their support...

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Tech jobs enjoy UK boost but banking roles fare better in EU

19 Mar 2019

There is evidence of a “jobs merry-go-round” in European centres as Brexit approaches, according to recruitment company Robert Walters...

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Employee experience gains importance in benefits offer

15 Mar 2019

More than half of employers plan to develop their “employee experience” in a bid to boost engagement, recruitment and retention.

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What if employees could access their wages early?

13 Mar 2019

Apps that allow employees to access their salary before payday are attracting high-profile investors and signing up major employers. But...

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Spring statement: minimum wage review and early apprenticeship reforms

13 Mar 2019

All the employment highlights from the Chancellor's spring statement...

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Government extends group of occupations exempt from £30,000 visa threshold

11 Mar 2019

The government has announced an extension to the number of professions that will be exempt from the proposed £30,000 minimum...

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Public sector contracts more likely to go to employers that ‘improve society’

11 Mar 2019

Companies that do more to employ people from diverse backgrounds and reduce modern slavery will be first up for public...

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Candidates apply for peak number of graduate schemes as competition grows

7 Mar 2019

Candidates are applying for an all-time high number of graduate schemes, according to figures collated by software company Oleeo.
According...

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Virgin Atlantic cabin crew can go make-up free

6 Mar 2019

Female cabin crew working for Virgin Atlantic will no longer be required to wear make-up while on their shift.
They...

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Recruitment process outsourcing: the future is ‘total talent’

6 Mar 2019

Employers are battling economic uncertainty but still struggle to source much-needed skills. In such a volatile jobs market, what role...

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Employers access a tenth of apprenticeship levy funds

6 Mar 2019

The government is unlikely to reach its target of 3 million new apprenticeships by 2020 and there are “concerns about...

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Rudd wants to increase disabled workers target

5 Mar 2019

Amber Rudd has announced that she will review the government’s target of getting one million more disabled people in work...

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Workers did 2 billion hours of unpaid overtime last year

1 Mar 2019

Employees in the UK did more than £32 billion worth of unpaid overtime last year, according to analysis by the...

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ONS economist wins £19,000 in sex discrimination case

27 Feb 2019

A female economist who worked for the Office for National Statistics has been awarded £19,000 in compensation after she was...

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