Small Business Team

Productivity Zone

Productivity slump for SMEs in the North West of the UK

North West SMEs report productivity levels that are double that of their London counterparts, despite all regions struggling to motivate staff.

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Lack of sleep and poor productivity at work costs the UK

Lack of sleep costs the UK economy £40.3 billion every year due to loss of productivity in the workplace. Sleep deprivation is having a significant impact on the global economy and due to the impact it has on employees productivity.

Better Business

Essential tech toolkit to help kickstart the growth of a small business

Here, Brian Harris, chief product officer at Currencies Direct, looks at the technology tools that can help SMEs save money and work more efficiently.

Better Business

Rising stress levels demand greater focus on workplace efficiency

Facing increasing workloads and stress, employees have become frustrated by the lingering operational inefficiencies at work, so much so that it has pushed a third of British workers to look for a new job.

Better Business

How SMEs can take their first steps towards a paperless office

Here, Simon Willies, head of commercial for Currys PC World Business, explains why you should purge the paper and step into a paperless office this year.

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Bad management holding back UK productivity

Following a recent survey of 1,300 employees across the UK, ADP, the human capital management provider, has found that ‘bad management’ is the biggest drain on productivity in the UK workplace.

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Can taking a long or adventurous holiday boost productivity?

Research has shown that SME owners aren’t taking the holiday they deserve and the average employee spends 19 days a year wishing they were on holiday, impacting on productivity.

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Nine in ten London SMEs are struggling with productivity

Ninety-three per cent of SMEs in London are struggling with productivity. This is in comparison to just 78 per cent across Yorkshire, the South West and East England.

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Productivity ahead of Christmas: Today’s the day we check out

Productivity plummets ahead of Christmas: Today’s the day we officially check out, according to new research.

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Top five apps to help beat the productivity slump

Low productivity in the UK is a major problem; here are the top five apps to beat the productivity slump.

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How regular short breaks can help boost employee productivity

A new trend for employees taking regular, short breaks from work boosts performance, with half taking a break every two hours.

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Is a digital skills deficit continuing to hold back small business productivity?

The FSB has insisted that productivity growth in the UK will continue to stall without action to tackle a digital skills deficit in small businesses.

Masterclass Series

The funding landscape

This article from Tracc looks at the changing funding landscape and how business owners can improve their chance to secure funding themselves

Partner content

5 tools to help monetise your content in 2022

We explore five online tools that you can use to help you monetise your content in 2022

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Tooling up for hybrid

Equipping your people with the best technologies for the hybrid workplace

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Securing your business in the hybrid workplace

Ensure your business is prepared for the increasing threat of cybercrime