Productivity

Twitter to deliver opening keynote at Employee Benefits Live 2019

Bruce Daisley, vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at global social media organisation Twitter, will deliver the opening...

Organisations need more ‘connector’ managers to succeed

18 Sep 2019

Almost half (45%) of managers lack the confidence to help employees acquire the skills they need, according to analyst firm...

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Shorter working week would be ‘unrealistic’, report finds

12 Sep 2019

A blanket shortening of the working week would be unrealistic in the UK as it would not meet the needs...

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Give workers more holiday to stimulate economic growth, report urges

12 Aug 2019

Increasing minimum holiday entitlement and wages would help solve the UK’s productivity crisis and stimulate economic growth, a think tank...

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How a new conflict resolution process improved openness at Aviva

30 Jul 2019

While many organisations might be tightening up their grievance processes, Aviva is taking a more informal approach to conflict resolution.

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Automation could widen gender pay gap

16 Jul 2019

There is a risk that automation in the workplace will widen the gender pay gap and increase inequality, an in-depth study has found.

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industrial strategy

‘Good quality’ jobs should be measure of industrial success

15 Jul 2019

The UK needs to manage industrial change far better than in the past if the economy is to harness new technology, become greener and provide better livelihoods

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Waning productivity costs staff £5,000 over past decade

5 Jul 2019

Workers have lost out on just over £5,000 in wages because of poor productivity growth over the last decade, new...

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When does keeping tabs on working time overstep the line?

2 Jul 2019

A recent ECJ case means employers will need to more closely track employee time at work. But when does concern over employees' wellbeing turn into spying on them?

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predictive analytics

Could predictive algorithms boost staff productivity?

14 Jun 2019

Researchers claim to have developed an algorithm that predicts career peaks, but what affect would this have on employee productivity...

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MPs urge radical improvements in apprenticeships

22 May 2019

MPs have strongly criticised the government’s apprenticeship programme, in particular its focus on higher level placements and failure to meet the needs of smaller employers.

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Blurring of work and home life is the tip of the tech iceberg

13 May 2019

New technology is often hailed as the UK’s economic saviour. But have we appreciated AI’s potential for radically altering workplace...

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Don’t exclude frontline workers from your digital vision

25 Apr 2019

PROMOTED CONTENT | The frontline workers interacting directly with customers have too often been left at the back of the line ...

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Should we rethink our working hours to boost productivity?

17 Apr 2019

UK employees work on average two-and-a-half weeks longer than their EU counterparts over the course of a year, new analysis...

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Illuminating the links between LED lighting, health and productivity

5 Apr 2019

LED (or light-emitting diode) lighting is transforming how we light our homes, workplaces and urban spaces. There is excitement it...

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