Productivity

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

Half of employees dread or indifferent to appraisals

Almost half of all UK employees (49%) are either indifferent to or dread their performance reviews, according to research from Cezanne HR

Research reveals five main causes of poor workplace productivity

Poor systems, office politics and sickness absence negatively impact productivity, according to research by e-days

De Bois: Employers must educate legislators on flexible working

Former MP Nick de Bois called on employers to pressure the government on matters beyond Brexit, while a panel explored strategic wellbeing and happiness at work

HR must be more involved in AI implementation

While AI has not damaged jobs or pay in the way many feared, HR must play a greater role in using it to improve employees' working lives, according to research

HR not confident on financial wellbeing

While noting a rise in financial wellbeing issues among employees, HR professionals don't feel confident about how to tackle this

Baby Boomers dissatisfied with work/life balance

Baby Boomers rate their work/life balance as much poorer than younger generations