Productivity

MPs urge radical improvements in apprenticeships

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.

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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Yawning tired woman worker

Unpaid hours and presenteeism blight UK workforce

5 Apr 2019

UK employees work an average of 6.3 hours per week without pay, a new report has found, just as employers must start adding more information about time worked to payslips.

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Pay award expectations at record high

18 Feb 2019

Pay award expectations in the private sector have increased to 2.5% after years where 2% has been the norm, as employers plan to increase salaries to attract talent.

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Inside the Wellcome Trust's Gibbs Building, London

Research giant ponders four-day week for staff

25 Jan 2019

London-based biomedical research charity the Wellcome Trust, the second wealthiest charitable foundation in the world, is considering switching to a...

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Employees will share data if it makes them more productive

22 Jan 2019

Almost nine in 10 employees would be happy for their employers to collect data on them if it meant their...

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UK productivity levels better than feared

11 Dec 2018

British workers may be producing more goods and services per hour than longstanding economic indicators have suggested, according to new...

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Sleep problems

‘Work dramas’ deprive employees of sleep

10 Dec 2018

Work dramas and project deadlines are the two aspects of the daily grind most likely to keep employees up at...

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Learning teams hold the key to productivity puzzle

5 Dec 2018

Learning and development departments must take ownership of business productivity, according to line managers interviewed by Knowledgepool.

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Average wages could fall 10% in no-deal Brexit

28 Nov 2018

Wages could drop by an average of 10% in the event of a no-deal Brexit, though workers will lose out...

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Can orgasms boost staff productivity?

14 Nov 2018

Research by Swedish sex and intimacy brand Lelo has suggested that if workers had more orgasms it could add £90...

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Unleash Amsterdam 2018: Is HR tech ready for the future?

30 Oct 2018

Will HR tech help transform HR processes for the future workforce? Only if they are implemented in the right way,...

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