Jo Faragher

About Jo Faragher

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.

Millions of EU citizens can now apply for settled status

21 Jan 2019

Millions of EU citizens can now apply for “settled status” in the UK as the government launches the final phase...

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Glasgow City Council workers secure £500m equal pay deal

18 Jan 2019

Thousands of female council workers in Glasgow could receive payouts reaching more than £500m after their union representatives agreed a...

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Oxfam’s ‘toxic work environment’ allowed sexual misconduct allegations to go unchecked

17 Jan 2019

The charity Oxfam failed to tackle an environment that allowed sexual misconduct and bullying to go unchecked, according to an interim independent review.

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Gender pay gap reporting 2019: Only half of employers are improving

16 Jan 2019

With less than three months left for large employers to publish their second tranche of gender pay gap data, Jo...

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MPs want tougher reporting requirements on gender, ethnicity and executive pay

14 Jan 2019

More than two-thirds of MPs believe that reporting requirements on gender, ethnicity and executive pay are a “good start”, but...

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Theresa May could back worker protections to secure Brexit deal

10 Jan 2019

Theresa May could decide to boost workers’ rights in a bid to win Labour support for her Brexit deal.

Brexit...

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Government White Paper confirms skills-based immigration system

19 Dec 2018

The government has confirmed today that it will introduce a skills-based immigration system once the UK leaves the EU.

Immigration...

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TalkTalk faces equal pay claim from former manager

18 Dec 2018

A former manager at TalkTalk has brought a tribunal claim against the telecoms company, claiming she was paid 40% less...

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Early-retiring employee not treated unfavourably by pension scheme, says Supreme Court

18 Dec 2018

The Supreme Court has ruled that an employee was not treated unfavourably after his early retirement due to ill health...

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Manufacturers favour apprentices over graduates, says EEF

17 Dec 2018

Apprenticeships
Employ an apprentice
What can employers spend apprenticeship levy funding on? 

Employers now favour employing apprenticeships over graduates, a...

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TUC wants 1m new manufacturing and tech jobs by 2030

12 Dec 2018

The TUC has called for the government to set a target for a million new manufacturing and hi-tech jobs by...

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The four zones of team engagement and how to make the best of them

12 Dec 2018

Despite a huge body of research into employee engagement, little has focused on team dynamics. A team at Ashridge Executive...

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Brexit uncertainty hits two-fifths of hiring managers

10 Dec 2018

Two-fifths of hiring managers struggle to find the right skills because of uncertainty around Brexit, according to new research

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Royal roles among the most viewed in 2018

10 Dec 2018

A communications assistant to the Royal Household, Princess Anne’s private secretary and “astronaut readiness project manager” were among the most...

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Sharp rise in number of UK employees looking for a new role

5 Dec 2018

Almost a quarter of UK employees are pondering leaving their current job, according to research company Gartner...

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