Tag Archives: Productivity

A change of perspective?

A survey of 3,500 employees across organisations in the UK, US, and Canada* recently found that over a third of employees admit that they are productive for less than 30…

The benefits of a good sleep?

I think most of us would accept that without a good night’s sleep we may not be at our best during working hours.  Yet the reality of what this may…

Childcare

Childcare Costs: A problem for business too…

In recent years we have regularly covered the high cost of childcare in the UK when compared to many other developed nations. This particular cost factor is generally (and rightly)…

A ray of sunshine…

I doubt that anyone involved in UK business will feel anything other than a surge of relief that the recent Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) data regarding both manufacturing and service industries has…

Long term health conditions: Some recommendations for employers

It was just two weeks ago today that I was speaking at our latest sell-out London Employment Seminar.  One of my themes that day was the UK’s productivity deficit, and…

The EU Referendum & Employee Benefits

Unless you have been closed off from the media for the entire weekend, you will now be aware that a national referendum on the UK’s continued membership of the European…

A key piece to the puzzle?

Last week I wrote about the productivity puzzle and how the UK lags very far behind most of the other major economies of the G7 on this particular measure. There are of…

The productivity puzzle

Last week the Office for National Statistics (ONS) produced their latest estimates of UK productivity. These statistics* – the first estimates for the 2014 year – should be a wake-up…