Productivity

Action to alleviate rail chaos under way as commuter stress levels soar

Northern rail has today reinstated 75% of the routes it had scrapped in the wake of botched timetable changes as,...

Development opportunities need manager buy-in to succeed

20 Jul 2018

HR practices that aim to develop employees’ skills for current or future roles will only be successful with the support...

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Businesses missing out on potential of ex-military personnel

19 Jul 2018

Employers are missing out on talented and highly-qualified staff due to a lack of understanding of how the skills of...

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Poor knowledge sharing costing employers millions

18 Jul 2018

The average large organisation loses $47m (£36m) a year in lost productivity due to poor knowledge sharing and insufficient onboarding...

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Train disruption overcrowding

Rail staff face brunt of public anger over delays

1 Jun 2018

The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) is calling on train operators’ management to “come out of...

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Manufacturers should invest in wellbeing to boost productivity

16 May 2018

Manufacturers could increase their productivity by as much as 10% if they invested greater resources in improving employee wellbeing, a...

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Technology to drive gig-style working for Tesco staff

8 May 2018

Tesco is implementing new technology that could see its employees working with levels of flexibility more associated with gig economy...

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Work hard, rest harder: should employers monitor rest time quality?

3 Apr 2018

Worried about Brexit squeezing UK productivity? One solution could be monitoring the quality of employees’ rest time, writes Paul Dickinson....

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Employers need new approaches to boosting productivity

16 Feb 2018

Employers and policy makers should consider new approaches to addressing low pay, the gender pay gap and rewards, which would...

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Majority of workers worry inflation will overtake pay growth

12 Jan 2018

Four out of five working people in the UK (80%) worry that inflation will outstrip their future pay, the RSA...

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Human capital: How to stop productivity going at a snail’s pace

14 Dec 2017

The ONS reports that UK productivity levels lag behind our international partners. How can employers make the most of their...

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How to improve employee attraction, onboarding and retention (webinar)

2 Jun 2017

ON DEMAND | One in four new hires leave in their first year, costing the equivalent of a year’s salary to replace them....

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Remote access means staff cannot switch off

27 Apr 2017

One-third of UK workers (32%) say that remote access to work means they cannot switch off in their personal time,...

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Should every weekend be a long weekend?

12 Apr 2017

With spring’s four bank holidays fast approaching, it’s easy to get used to the concept of the long weekend. Roisin...

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Spring Budget 2017: T-Levels and taxes on self-employed

8 Mar 2017

Philip Hammond used today’s Spring Budget to launch a series of measures aimed at boosting technical skills and productivity and...

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