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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.

Senior female executive who refused to socialise with male team loses sex discrimination claim

1 Jul 2020

Fellow workers claimed she was “dictatorial” and lacked respect for colleagues.

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Furlough take-up higher in low income areas

29 Jun 2020

Furlough has successfully targeted lower income areas of the UK, according to analysis of take-up of the government’s job retention...

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Pay freezes almost double thanks to coronavirus caution

25 Jun 2020

Many employers are cancelling or deferring their 2020 pay awards, while around one in 7 have introduced a pay freeze,...

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Government publishes guide on safety for businesses due to re-open

24 Jun 2020

The government has published guidance on how businesses can safely re-open after announcing that a further easing of the coronavirus...

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Pay premiums to reduce this year as recruiting difficulties ease

22 Jun 2020

Research finds that fewer companies will offer a premium to attract talent in the coming months and that HR is heavily involved in business continuity planning.

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Pinsent Masons scoops four awards at first virtual People in Law awards

22 Jun 2020

Pinsent Masons scooped up four awards – including the coveted Grand Prix award – at this year’s People in Law...

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‘Urgent action’ needed on lack of black people in senior roles

22 Jun 2020

New research reveals almost no movement since 2014 on number of black people who hold leadership positions in the UK.

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Cross-party MPs urge government to consider four-day week

22 Jun 2020

A group of cross-party MPs has written to chancellor Rishi Sunak asking him to consider a four-day working week.

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Black trainee vicar rejected after being told parish is ‘monochrome white’

17 Jun 2020

A black trainee vicar has been rejected for a job after church bosses said he “might feel uncomfortable” in a...

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Global mobility will return to ‘business as usual’ for many employers

17 Jun 2020

Almost half of employers plan a return to ‘business as usual’ when it comes to global mobility, according to a...

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EY to shut offices for a day so staff can catch up on leave

17 Jun 2020

Consulting and accountancy firm EY will shut its UK offices on 3 July to help ensure staff use up their...

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Skillsoft enters bankruptcy proceedings in bid to reduce debt

16 Jun 2020

Major learning software company Skillsoft has announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to help deal with debts of...

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Two-thirds of employers have introduced new wellbeing benefits

16 Jun 2020

More than two-thirds of organisations have introduced new wellbeing benefits to support employees during the coronavirus pandemic, a poll by...

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Government could bring back tribunal fees, reports suggest

15 Jun 2020

The Ministry of Justice is looking at reinstating tribunal fees for workers bringing claims, according to The Times newspaper.

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CIPD Festival of Work: Not all gig economy work is bad

15 Jun 2020

Drawing narrow comparisons between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ types of work does nothing to help precarious workers, according to a panel...

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