The solution to the UK's productivity problem is in HR's hands, Part 2

Raising productivity could dig the UK out of stagnation and sustainably raise wages. In the second part of our January/February 2024 cover story, Dominic Bernard finds out why a word employees...

The solution to the UK's productivity problem is in HR's hands, Part 1

Raising productivity could dig the UK out of stagnation and sustainably raise wages. Dominic Bernard finds out why a word employees associate more with job cuts than pay rises can be HR’s next proving...

More than #girlboss or shopping hacks: it's time to get productive

Productivity is in every area of our lives. From #girlboss life hacks on Instagram and TikTok to asking our smart home devices to add milk to the shopping list, the end-goal remains the same. How can...

What does HR want from the next election?

A general election is expected to be called in the second half of 2024.

HR viewed as the least productive department by employees

UK employees perceive HR teams as being less productive, compared with other colleagues and departments in their organisations, according to research by HR software provider Ciphr.

When ‘no more biscuits’ signals the organisation’s end 

The executive email simply read "no more biscuits". It went on to explain in further detail that biscuits would no longer be supplied to staff as part of their morning coffee and afternoon tea...

Half of UK employees work on days off

Over half (53%) of UK employees worked while on annual leave in the last year, according to a study from Forbes Advisor.

Turn the big three HR challenges of 2024 into opportunities

Next year could well mark a watershed moment for HR; 12 months in which trends that have been bubbling under the surface emerge to transform the sector and have a major influence on how we work.

Cold homes lead to productivity losses

The majority (75%) of homeowners will keep their heating off despite saying that it will affect their productivity, according to a survey by builders’ merchant Jewson.

The 12 factors linking your productivity to GDP

Have you ever wondered how your hard work and contribution connect to GDP?

Unlocking manager effectiveness: the next wave of HR productivity and performance

In the dynamic landscape of today's business world, the role of manager has evolved beyond mere task delegation.

Long meetings impacting worker productivity

Over half (55%) of UK office workers said they waste too much time in meetings, while 81% are confident that shorter meetings would achieve the same outcomes.