Are you getting bang for your buck?

The UK workforce produces less per hour than our main economic competitors. Germany, France and the US produce much more than workers in the UK. A range of solutions are being considered by Government in the new Industrial Strategy, including training and investment in infrastructure. But these can only yield lasting improvements if workplaces are operating at their best. Does your organisation work at maximum capacity? Could your staff be more effective? Do you know how to get more bang for your buck?

Workplace experts, Acas say that the way workplaces are organised, the part played by line managers and leaders, and the role and involvement of employees can help deliver better outcomes for individuals, organisations and the economy as a whole.

To understand your organisation’s strengths and weaknesses, and to help you identify simple practical steps you can take to get the best out of your staff, take the Acas Productivity test [its free, and only takes a few moments to complete]. You will receive a report showing how you score, with links to further support or guidance.

To find out more about how your business can improve productivity, see what industry experts and leaders say will make a real difference to your workplace:

  • Video featuring Sir Charlie Mayfield, Government Productivity Tsar; Sir Brendan Barber, Chair of Acas; Evan Davis, BBC and a case study from YPO
  • Video featuring Simon Nearney, Director of Workforce at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Acas Senior Advisers Rich Jones and Sarah Podro

Acas London Area Director, Henicka Uddin will be speaking at the HR for FDs conference on 6 December, and Acas colleagues will be available to discuss your challenges and potential solutions. Find out more here.

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