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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.

Online job vacancies return to pre-pandemic levels

16 Apr 2021

UK job vacancies have returned to the same level as before the first lockdown in April 2020, according to Adzuna and the Office for National Statistics.

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Shared parental leave: Will the pandemic increase childcare equality?

14 Apr 2021

Will the pandemic bring about a shift in perception of fathers accessing parental leave or is there a need for a more drastic approach?

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Workers seek vaccine before return to work

14 Apr 2021

Almost three-quarters of workers in the UK would feel more comfortable returning to work if others around them are vaccinated...

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Unemployment among young black workers more than 40%

12 Apr 2021

Unemployment among young black workers is three times worse than for white workers of the same age, according to analysis...

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Muslim nuclear engineer wins religious discrimination claim

7 Apr 2021

A Muslim engineer has been awarded £3,500 after his colleagues falsely accused him of having extremist Islamic views.

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Financial services workers call for flexibility

7 Apr 2021

More than half of employees in financial services would like to see changes to their working week post-Covid, according to a survey.

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Security manager told to ‘grow up’ during cancer treatment

31 Mar 2021

An employment tribunal in Birmingham ruled that Steve Pointon was subject to disability discrimination and constructive dismissal.

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UK workplaces are not institutionally racist, commission claims

31 Mar 2021

UK organisations are not institutionally racist and diversity has increased in key professions, according to a government-commissioned review.

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PwC announces post-Covid hybrid working strategy

31 Mar 2021

Consulting firm PwC has launched a post-Covid working strategy that includes a Friday lunchtime finish during the summer months.

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Workplace Covid testing extended to smaller employers

29 Mar 2021

From 6 April, smaller employers in England will be able to access lateral flow tests. They must register by 12 April and the kits are free up until 30 June.

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HR franchise drives roll-out of domestic abuse policy

29 Mar 2021

A businesswoman who was forced to take leave to attend a court case against her abusive partner is calling for more employers to introduce domestic abuse policies.

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Call centre denies webcam monitoring claims

29 Mar 2021

A major call centre company has refuted claims that specialist webcams will be fitted to check up on employees while...

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Numbers commuting to work goes up despite hybrid working plans

19 Mar 2021

Over half of UK employees travelled to work last week for the first time since June 2020, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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Uber agrees to give drivers minimum wage and employment rights

17 Mar 2021

Following the Supreme Court ruling that its drivers are workers, Uber is giving its UK drivers a guaranteed minimum wage, holiday pay and pensions.

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Quarter of employees are ‘depressed’ a year into pandemic

17 Mar 2021

More than a quarter of employees would describe themselves as depressed as a result of the pandemic, according to a study by Gartner.

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