A new report, which will shock HR professionals, has discovered that a quarter of workers claim they are unproductive for up to two hours every day, equating to a staggering 40 million* hours of lost productivity across the UK every week. The average UK office worker has lost an extra 30 minutes a day, according to the same study conducted last year by Fellowes.
Published: 19 May 2018
As the UK economy's productivity levels show the first signs of increase since the financial crisis and experts start pointing to workplace efficiency gains, a recent study finds that many UK firms are being held back by needless admin and inefficient processes.
Published: 12 May 2018
Embracing agility and driving efficiency and effectiveness are the most important business considerations for brands this year, The survey, which asked clients to rank their top business concerns, found that agility in the workplace was by far the most important issue.
Published: 7 April 2018
London is ranked as Europe’s most attractive city for businesses and employees for second year running according to Colliers report, which reviews and ranks cities based on their occupier attractiveness, availability of talent, and quality of life factors alongside economic output and productivity; Paris, Madrid, Moscow and Birmingham making up the rest of the top five.
Published: 15 March 2018
The UK’s productivity and growth forecasts took a hammering at the Autumn Budget, but many economic indicators are now looking positive. Robust global economic growth is shielding the UK from uncertainty and real wages are expected to start growing this year.
Published: 12 March 2018
With the OBR downgrading the outlook of the UK's productivity problem, the Chancellor is hoping improving digital and construction skills will provide a much-needed boost. The surest antidote to low productivity is investment in the skills of the future. Today’s focus on training is good step on the road to a high growth, high wage economy.
Published: 13 December 2017
Figures published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the demand for labour remains strong, which includes a relatively high share of permanent, full-time jobs. Gerwyn Davies, Senior Labour Market Analyst at the CIPD.
Published: 22 August 2017
There's no doubt UK plc is witnessing too much management and not enough leadership, which is taking us towards a productivity crisis. From Mike Taylor, Managing Director - Accelerating Experience.
Published: 21 August 2017
Britain’s small and medium sized firms make up 99.9 percent of the UK’s private sector businesses, employ nearly three-fifths of its workforce and account for 48 percent of the turnover. Comment from Iain McMillan, SME Director at AXA PPP.
Published: 23 July 2017
The latest ONS results on productivity show no signs of improvement, with figures revealing that output per hour worked in the UK has shrunk by 0.5 percent. Comment from Phil Sheridan, senior management director at Robert Half.
Published: 7 July 2017