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Self-employed an important part of solving productivity puzzle, IPSE says

Productivity is up, and the self-employed have played a major part in that, IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) has said. ONS data released today shows that in Q1 2018, productivity grew by 0.9 per cent compared to Q1 2017.

Contributor: Tom Purvis | Published: 9 July 2018

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Global workplace productivity trends revealed

Workplace productivity trends revealed, based on a survey1 amongst business professionals in the US, UK, Germany and France, from research carried out by Jabra. Efforts to improve workplace productivity have long remained a constant battle for businesses globally.

Contributor: Bjoern Ekner | Published: 2 July 2018

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Workers increasingly feeling unappreciated by employers

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. 

Contributor: Darryl Brunt | Published: 19 May 2018

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UK Productivity stymied by false starts and inefficient practices 

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.

Contributor: Robbie O'Connor | Published: 12 May 2018

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Agility and best use of data top concerns for brands in 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.

Contributor: Sue Unerman | Published: 7 April 2018

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London ranked No 1 most attractive EU city for business and employment again

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.

Contributor: David Hanrahan | Published: 15 March 2018

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Chancellor Hammond has “no cause for complacency”

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.

Contributor: Robert Colvile and Daniel Mahoney | Published: 12 March 2018

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Is AI the answer to UK’s productivity problem?

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.

Contributor: David Sproul | Published: 13 December 2017

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Poor productivity explains lagging pay growth

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.

Contributor: Gerwyn Davies | Published: 22 August 2017

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UK heading “towards a productivity crisis”

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.

Contributor: Mike Taylor | Published: 21 August 2017