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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.

Points-based immigration: five things employers can do now

19 Feb 2020

Employers have been advised not to panic in reaction to the newly published details on the proposed points-based immigration system...

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Points-based immigration scheme shuts out low-skilled workers

19 Feb 2020

Low-skilled workers would not get a visa under the government’s proposed points-based immigration scheme, details of which have been published...

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How Atos uses succession planning to improve gender balance

17 Feb 2020

IT services and consulting firm Atos faced a challenge familiar to the sector – to have more women in senior...

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IR35 will force out half of contractor workforce

12 Feb 2020

Half of contractors plan to leave clients in the next eight weeks thanks to changes to the IR35 ‘off-payroll’ rules...

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Lloyds staff struggling with money, according to union survey

10 Feb 2020

Almost a third of workers at Lloyds Bank are struggling financially, according to a confidential union survey seen by The...

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Opening doors: the benefits of recruiting ex-offenders

6 Feb 2020

With research suggesting skills shortages in some sectors are at their highest level since 2008, an increasing number of employers...

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Coronavirus: Cathay Pacific employees asked to take unpaid leave

5 Feb 2020

Cathay Pacific Airways has asked its employees to take three weeks’ unpaid leave after it was forced to cut 90%...

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Talent shortage worst since 2008, says recruiter

3 Feb 2020

Almost a quarter of employers in the UK are unable to find the talent they need.

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Managers sweep harassment under the carpet, says CIPD report

21 Jan 2020

Almost a quarter of employees believe that – despite the rise of movements such as #MeToo – bullying and harassment...

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EHRC issues new guidance on dealing with sexual harassment

15 Jan 2020

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has issued new guidance on dealing with sexual harassment at work.
In a letter...

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Workers afraid to discuss pay because of secrecy clauses

15 Jan 2020

Almost a fifth of workers don’t talk about their pay at work because they are not allowed, according to research...

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Men continue to take top jobs in public life

13 Jan 2020

Men continue to dominate positions of power in public life such as judges, FTSE 100 CEOs and national newspaper editors,...

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BBC issues more than £3m in payouts to avoid further claims, reports say

13 Jan 2020

The BBC has paid out more than £3m to a number of employees in a move it hopes will avoid...

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Gig economy ad banned for “harmful gender stereotypes”

8 Jan 2020

Gig economy company PeoplePerHour has had an advert banned by the Advertising Standards Authority because it promoted “harmful gender stereotypes”....

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Goldman Sachs settles disability claim with former analyst

8 Jan 2020

Investment bank Goldman Sachs has settled a discrimination claim with a former analyst who said the company failed to make...

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