Productivity

Pay award expectations at record high

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.

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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Employers should act now to mitigate job automation effect

15 Oct 2018

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is set to have a significant impact on pay, working conditions and productivity. Ashleigh Webber reports...

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Half of UK workers have wrong skills for their job

3 Oct 2018

Around half of the UK workforce could be in the wrong job based on their skills level, according to the...

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

30 Jul 2018

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

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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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