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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Brexit: Revised transition terms could extend freedom of movement

16 Jan 2018

Revised guidelines on the UK’s exit from the EU suggest that the EU will toughen up its transition terms –...

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Carillion workers “face uncertain future” after collapse

16 Jan 2018

Thousands of workers face uncertainty after Carillion, the UK’s second largest construction company, went into liquidation yesterday.
The company went...

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More employees will change jobs due to salary this year, says Glassdoor

11 Jan 2018

More than a third of recruiters expect more employees to quit over the next 12 months – and almost half...

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Iceland introduces tough requirements to demonstrate equal pay

5 Jan 2018

Iceland has introduced new legislation to make employers show they are not paying women less than men for the same...

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Pay awards stuck firm at 2% during 2017, according to XpertHR

21 Dec 2017

Employers consistently offered median pay awards of 2% during 2017, according to XpertHR’s analysis.

Pay awards
Forecasts for pay awards...

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Companies that do not respond to EHRC's informal requests for compliance could be investigated or ultimately face a fine

EHRC: Publish your gender pay gap or face an investigation or fines

19 Dec 2017

Companies that fail to comply with their gender pay gap reporting duties could face “unlimited” fines and convictions, according to...

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Civil service departments reveal gender pay gap

19 Dec 2017

A number of civil service departments have published their gender pay gaps today, with the Department for Transport recording the...

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Skills gaps will hamper growth in 2018 say most employers

19 Dec 2017

Four-fifths of companies worry that they will not be able to fill skills gaps in the coming year, according to...

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Employment tribunal claims soar since abolition of fees

15 Dec 2017

There has been a two-thirds increase in the number of employment tribunal claims in the two months since fees were...

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HR tech customers increasingly approach suppliers with a list of 'wants', rather than trying to fit around the technology

HR Tech: Why customers should be at the centre of every software investment

8 Dec 2017

Workday’s VP of product strategy for EMEA, Mark Judd, used to be one of the cloud-based software vendor’s customers. Now...

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“We’re not like Uber or the other gig economy companies” – Hermes

7 Dec 2017

Courier company Hermes has sought to distance itself from the criticism surrounding gig economy employers by claiming its use of...

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Uber application to send case straight to Supreme Court is refused

5 Dec 2017

Uber’s application to “leapfrog” an appeal to the Supreme Court has been refused.

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Aslam and others v...

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New careers advice strategy unveiled by Government

4 Dec 2017

The Government has promised that every school and college in the country will have a dedicated careers leader in place...

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A third of black employees feel discrimination blocks progress

4 Dec 2017

Almost a third of black employees believe their careers have been hampered by discrimination, according to new research from the...

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Sash Windows decision leaves employers wide open to holiday pay claims

29 Nov 2017

Anyone deemed to have “worker” status must be able to carry over paid annual leave, even if they have not...

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