Employers need new approaches to boosting productivity

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

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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Why should we bother about meaningful work?

2 Feb 2017

Much has been researched and written about employees’ desire to find meaning in their work. But enforcing meaning, or misunderstanding...

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Are bonuses becoming more like a service charge than a tip?

10 Jan 2017

As the bonus season begins, Gerry O’Neill looks at whether the annual “incentive” has become less of a discretionary gratuity...

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Government pledges £13m to boost management skills and productivity

25 Nov 2016

One announcement from Wednesday’s Autumn Statement that could have an impact on employers was the proposal to invest £13 million...

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The Digital Tribe: why it’s everyone, not just millennials (webinar)

24 Jun 2016

ON DEMAND | How we adapt to change is critical to our success. From the dawn of civilisation, humans have had to evolve in order to survive and thrive...

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Five reasons why everyone is so busy – Tony Crabbe

11 May 2016

Business psychologist Tony Crabbe looks at the impact of technological progress on our lives and provides five reasons why we...

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One-fifth of employers say productivity is key in response to national living wage

14 Mar 2016

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has released data showing that 19% of employers will invest in training or take...

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National Grid commissioned infrastructure services firm AECOM to radically redesign its headquarters in Warwick.

National Grid: how workplace design has boosted productivity

29 Sep 2015

National Grid has redesigned its workplace to help it engage and attract talented engineers. Simon Carter and Hilary Jeffery outline...

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HR’s role in solving the UK productivity puzzle

4 Aug 2015

Economists and politicians have expressed concern at the UK’s productivity lag. Unlocking a culture of collaboration could be the key...

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