HR's role in solving the UK's productivity puzzle

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Do you know how productive your organisation really is?

The UK as a whole is experiencing a long standing economic headache when it comes to productivity. In comparison to other countries, the nation’s shortfall is considered a significant problem. Even though there have been noteworthy rises in employment numbers, productive output has decreased. Also as a country, the UK seemingly works long hours, yet the value of output is low. So where do the problems fall?

This report from AdviserPlus investigates the productivity issue in the UK and features exclusive interviews with industry experts Pat Ashworth and Beverley Shears, plus academic Dr Anthony Hesketh, and case studies from organisations that have successfully implemented strategies.

Key statistics from the survey include:

  • Output per hour was estimated to have decreased by 0.2% in 2018, representing the slowest growth rate in two years

  • Unemployment is down to 4.0% – the lowest since 1975

  • 57.6% of businesses don’t implement a workplace health strategy

  • 87.2% of HR professionals believed flexible working could reduce unauthorised absenteeism

Download the full report to discover the role that HR and training can play in heightening productivity and achieving financial savings for your business.

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