Productivity

Workplace monitoring on the rise

More than a quarter of UK workers have said that monitoring and surveillance at work has increased since Covid.

Bridging the gap from manager to people manager

In the last six months, the Great Resignation has made headline after headline. The feeling of loneliness, stress and being burnt out has become commonplace for employees across the globe.

Employers facing up to nine months of unfilled vacancies

More than a third (36%) of employers expect vacant positions to stay unfilled for three to six months, according to new research from consultancy Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing.

Is it time to file for email bankruptcy?

As an author of a best-selling book on writing emails, you might assume I’d be the Marie Kondo of email organisation.  That only a couple of emails ever sit in my inbox (the ones that bring me joy, of...

UK productivity among the lowest of the G7, finds ONS

Output per hour worked by UK employees is among the lowest of all the G7 countries, according to new data published by the ONS.

Managers should encourage exercise breaks at work, researchers say

Managers should encourage desk workers to be more active by planning two minute exercise breaks into the work day, University of Essex researchers have found.

A new model for company culture fit

Why did you choose to work in HR? I doubt that it was to adhere to rigid, painful processes, or to sit in lengthy disciplinary hearings. On the contrary, HR professionals I work with tell me that...

HR urged to get better at people data

HR is missing out on a huge boost to productivity by not harvesting and analysing data correctly.

HR risks tech overload following pandemic software surge

An increase in the number of digital tools used by businesses for people-related tasks is causing discord among employees and putting HR at risk of overload.

IPPR calls for four-day week trials across more sectors in Scotland

The majority (80%) of working-age people in Scotland, across both manual and desk-based jobs, have said they would support a four-day working week without any loss of pay.

How to solve employee disengagement in the virtual workplace

The workplace has overwhelmingly been a turbulent environment over the past 18 months for everyone. Personal stressors and concerns due to COVID-19, coupled with suddenly adapting to working from home...

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Less than half of employers provide financial education

Businesses aren't doing enough around financial education in the workplace, meaning they could be missing out on opportunities to improve productivity, wellbeing and staff retention