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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.

WEF: Half of all work tasks to be automated

21 Oct 2020

Half of all work tasks will be handled by machines by 2025 – but inequality will worsen as a result...

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HR in universities: “One day is never the same as the next”

21 Oct 2020

Joanne Marshall has recently become the chair of Universities Human Resources, a body that supports people professionals across the higher...

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Lack of face-to-face learning and networking could damage careers

16 Oct 2020

The loss of face-to-face interaction at work due to the pandemic could harm young professionals’ careers, according to CEMS, a...

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ReimagineHR: Expect a new employment deal post-Covid, says Gartner

16 Oct 2020

Employees’ capacity to deal with change is around half what it was in 2019.

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Law firms pay back furlough cash

14 Oct 2020

A number of UK law firms have handed back government furlough money having experienced better than expected business in the...

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University staff react to Sage advice to move teaching online

14 Oct 2020

University staff and unions are considering next steps after it was revealed yesterday that Sage (the Scientific Advisory Group for...

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Umbrella companies: Lawyers pursue unlawful deductions

9 Oct 2020

Lawyers are pursuing group legal action against umbrella companies that have unlawfully deducted national insurance and other contributions from contractors’...

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Tesco to create 16,000 new jobs as online sales soar

7 Oct 2020

Tesco has announced it will create 16,000 new permanent jobs, with many of the roles going to staff who joined...

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Managing conflict: How are investigations holding up in the pandemic?

6 Oct 2020

Just because a high proportion of employees are away from the office does not mean conflict has disappeared.

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Home-working is here to stay, finds studies

5 Oct 2020

Two major surveys point to home-working becoming a long-term trend.

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Pandemic drives jobseekers to favour socially conscious employers

30 Sep 2020

Employees are turning towards more socially conscious employers as the pandemic changes their expectations around their careers.
According to a...

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Government announces £2.5bn lifelong learning package

29 Sep 2020

The government has announced plans to offer adults without an A-level or equivalent a free college course to boost their...

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Police union sparks U-turn on officers using NHS Covid-19 app

29 Sep 2020

The union representing police officers is encouraging officers to download and use the NHS Track and Trace app after a...

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Facing an annual leave backlog? Employers’ questions answered

24 Sep 2020

After the government’s announcement this week that stricter coronavirus restrictions could be in place for a further six months –...

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Pay freezes take hold as median award hits zero

24 Sep 2020

The headline pay award for the three months to the end of August dropped to zero, according to the latest...

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