Productivity

How to build sustainably high-performing teams

How can HR leaders focus on high performance while prioritising health and wellbeing? Maybe it’s time to take inspiration from elite sportspeople.

“Sluggish” labour market could stunt long-term growth

Employment decreased while real wage growth increased in the last quarter, the latest labour market data from the Office of National Statistics has shown.

“HR needs to step up a gear”

There is growing evidence that HR professionals are being blown off course through heavy concentration on a wide range of issues that do not add real value to organisations and stakeholders.

Five actions that boost productivity

Increasing productivity improves competitiveness, restores profit and retains staff. But many companies struggle to grasp the opportunity. Here are five actions you can take to make it a reality.

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Best of HR books: February 2024

We delve into new book releases to find out what HR has been reading.

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...

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.

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.

Could psychological safety solve the productivity crisis?

Psychological safety is the key to improved innovation, problem-solving and productivity, according to Brittany Schmaling, principal data analyst at HR software company Dayforce.

Hot topic: Can HR solve the UK's productivity problem?

Since the 2008/2009 recession, the increase in UK productivity has slowed. As one of the most important factors in determining living standards, productivity is a key focus within UK businesses.

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