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.
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Landmark decision rules Deliveroo riders are self-employed

15 Nov 2017

Deliveroo riders are not workers and are self-employed, according to a decision yesterday by the Central Arbitration Committee.
This means...

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Webexpenses estimates that businesses could be losing around £100 million per year to falsified and exaggerated claims.

More than four in 10 fiddle expenses, finds survey

14 Nov 2017

More than eight in 10 workers have never had expense claims challenged or declined, according to research by software company...

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Liv Garfield of utilities company Severn Trent is one of just seven female CEOs in the FTSE100

Extend gender boardroom targets to FTSE 350: Hampton-Alexander review

9 Nov 2017

Gender boardroom targets should be extended beyond the FTSE 100 to the FTSE 350, Sir Philip Hampton has urged.

Gender...

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Pregnant women and new mothers need more legal protection

7 Nov 2017

A charity has called for greater legal protections for new mothers, claiming the Government has failed to act on the...

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Kevin Green to step down as CEO of the REC

6 Nov 2017

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation has announced that its chief executive, Kevin Green, is to step down in 2018.
Green...

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A quarter of workers receive almost no workplace training, finds TUC

4 Nov 2017

Almost a quarter of workers are offered no training at their workplace other than a new starter induction, according to...

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Work and Pensions Committee calls out “egregious” self-employment contract

2 Nov 2017

The Work and Pensions Committee has called for fitness chain Gym Group to explain itself after a personal trainer blew...

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Sleep-in payback scheme described as “suicide note” for social care employers

2 Nov 2017

A government scheme designed to help social care providers comply with minimum wage legislation has been described as a “suicide...

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More companies hold on to key staff after mergers, says report

2 Nov 2017

Almost four-fifths of companies that have gone through a merger or acquisition have managed to hold on to their ‘acquired...

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Arianna Huffington explores the importance of setting boundaries with technology at HR Tech World in Amsterdam

HR Tech World Amsterdam: Data and digital detox top the agenda

31 Oct 2017

Last week’s HR Tech World conference in Amsterdam unveiled some of the latest thinking on HR technology trends, but keynote...

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Transport for London collect their award for Excellence in HR through Technology in 2016

Personnel Today Awards 2017: Award for excellence in HR through technology

20 Oct 2017

With digital transformation high on the agenda, one of the most hotly contested categories in the Personnel Today Awards is...

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Women were more likely than men to get trapped in low-paid roles, said the Social Mobility CommissionImage Source/REX/Shutterstock

A quarter of workers are stuck with low pay

19 Oct 2017

A quarter of low paid workers in the UK are stuck in poorly paid jobs, according to the Social Mobility...

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Lack of skills means 42% of businesses have cancelled digital projects

18 Oct 2017

More than four in 10 (42%) UK businesses have cancelled digital projects in the past two years, losing on average...

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Government publishes parental bereavement leave bill

13 Oct 2017

The Government has today published a bill that will offer two weeks’ paid leave for bereaved parents.
The Parental Bereavement...

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Zoopla’s Lorraine Metcalf: delivering a successful business transformation

12 Oct 2017

Building an HR function during a time of rapid growth is always a challenge, but for Lorraine Metcalf of digital...

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