Productivity

Productivity continues to be outpaced by wage growth

The Office for National Statistics has published the latest productivity figures for the UK showing that output per hour rose...

Getting value out of your company values

7 Jan 2020

It wasn’t until around 20 years ago that most companies began to state their values and deploy them as strategic...

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Employees’ money worries ‘costing employers billions’

16 Dec 2019

Financial worries are costing employers billions every year in absenteeism, lost productivity and turnover costs – but organisations are doing...

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Are employees working too many hours?

19 Nov 2019

The traditional 9am-5pm working day is quickly disappearing, but this is because many employees are regularly working beyond their contracted...

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Remote workers ‘should spend at least two days in office’

11 Nov 2019

A study finds that while remote working is linked to positive wellbeing, it has little effect on stress and productivity.

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Two-thirds don’t want to talk about money issues at work

6 Nov 2019

Business for the Community research finds a fifth of staff are struggling to make ends meet.

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‘Conclusive link’ between happiness and productivity

17 Oct 2019

It has long been suggested that happy workers are more productive, but now research from the University of Oxford has...

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CIPD’s Peter Cheese: HR’s role in improving mental health

10 Oct 2019

On World Mental Health Day, HR teams have been reminded of the scale of the mental ill health “epidemic” and...

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Productivity puzzle persists with fastest fall in five years

8 Oct 2019

UK productivity in April to June fell at its fastest pace since 2014, when compared to the same quarter last...

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Twitter to deliver opening keynote at Employee Benefits Live 2019

19 Sep 2019

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

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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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