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Category: Productivity

20 WAYS TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE – Control Overtime

Productivity means higher output using your current resources, or achieving the same level of sales with less resource. Poor planning often results in high levels of overtime. The use of overtime, whilst occasionally inevitable, is…

20 WAYS TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE – Define the Role and Recruit to purpose

Productivity means higher output using your current resources, or achieving the same level of sales with less resource. The Definition of A Manager* – someone who gets things done through other people. It’s sad but…

20 WAYS TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE – Staff Wellbeing and Comfort

Productivity means higher output using your current resources, or achieving the same level of sales with less resource. Staff wellbeing and comfort is not just about the importance of ergonomics.  Yes, its critical (and a…

20 WAYS TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE – Flexible Work Force

Productivity means higher output using your current resources, or achieving the same level of sales with less resource. One way round the imbalance of work is to make workers more flexible in what they can…

20 WAYS TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE – Training is a Necessity not a Luxury

Productivity means higher output using your current resources, or achieving the same level of sales with less resource. Many companies often consider Training and Development a luxury rather than a necessity.  Managers perceive they don’t…

20 WAYS TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE – Give People More Work To Do

Productivity means higher output using your current resources, or achieving the same level of sales with less resource. I’m going to start with the elephant in the room. We live in a culture of “you…

The Living Wage Doesn’t Have To Cost Your Business A Penny

I’m sure by now you have calculated how much the living wage increases are going to cost your business over the coming months and years. So how will you pay for it? On the face…

6 Ways to Prepare Your Business for the National Living Wage Increase

Like it or not, the Living Wage is heading our way. Now the genie is out of the bottle, it is pretty unlikely any of the major political parties will reverse the trend for a…

Hidden Impact of the National Living Wage

With George Osborne’s recent announcement to introduce a National Living Wage in April 2016, with increases of over 10% above the existing minimum wage from £6.50 to £7.20, rising progressively to £9 by 2020, companies…