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Productivity

Advice and guides on productivity for UK small businesses as a key driver of profitability and competitiveness. Topics covered include various strategies such as processes optimisation, task prioritisation, technology adoption, and employee training, to enhance productivity levels.

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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.

Employing & managing staff

Why your workforce isn’t working: You don’t know your staff well enough

Here, Paul Burrin of Sage People explores why employers need to build a stronger connection with their staff to boost productivity.

Employing & managing staff

Why we need to build a level playing field for the UK’s small businesses

A new report has uncovered a 'postcode lottery' of small business productivity. SMEs in the most active local authority, the City of London, are 26 times more productive than the least, West Somerset.

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Majority of SMEs suffering from productivity woes

New research from Opus Energy finds that 86 per cent of SMEs have admitted to having problems with productivity.

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Work hard, play hard: the business productivity conundrum

A new survey from BrightHR reveals that UK workers need to work lazier, not harder in order to boost productivity and gain success.

Productivity Zone

New report uncovers ‘post code lottery’ of small business productivity

Sage and Nesta report shows small and medium businesses in some local authorities are up to 26 times more productive than others – with local initiatives, business death rates and education all playing a part.

News

Is technology in the workplace making us less productive?

New research from Sharp shows that a lack of technology skills may be exacerbating the UK’s productivity problem.

News

The plague of ‘work about work’ hits UK businesses hard

New study finds duplicated work, frustrating disorganisation, and micro management are widespread within UK businesses

News

British workers spend over 100 hours a year making tea

Eighty-seven per cent of British workers say regular ‘tea breaks’ aids productivity, with the optimum time for ‘tea break’ being seven minutes.

News

UK workers are putting in more than 13 extra days of work a year

Overtime outrage: UK workers are putting in more than 13 extra days of work a year, as many agree the traditional 9-5 concept no longer exists.

Productivity Zone

Poor technology is hampering SME worker productivity

Newer technology is becoming increasingly popular, but research shows just seven per cent of British employees regularly use video conferencing at work.

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Brexit will make the pursuit of productivity an imperative for Britain’s businesses

Britain’s productivity problem is no longer something that can be consigned to the realm of economic theory, argues Jason Chester, global strategic account manager at InfinityQS Europe.

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.

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Why you need a business bank account

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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Business management

How to create good cashflow habits

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