Productivity

Manufacturers should invest in wellbeing to boost productivity

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

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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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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