UK productivity still not improving, ONS report suggests

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Productivity across the UK workplaces is still not increasing, with output actually decreasing by 0.7% between October 2015 and November 2015, a fresh report from The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has been able to find.

The ‘Index of Production’ report found that there were decreases in all of the main sectors, with manufacturing, mining and quarrying, and electricity and gas making the largest contributions to this decrease.

The world’s largest independent measure of workplace effectiveness, the Leesman Index, has responded by suggesting that the workspace is a major contributor to worryingly low output.

Tim Oldman, Leesman CEO, said that it is imperative that business leaders analyse the reasons behind poor productivity levels and that they look to working environments. “As a global, independent think-tank, the Leesman Index measures workplaces effectiveness in supporting work activities as well as recording employee satisfaction levels with numerous workplace features and services,” said Oldman. “We have spoken to more than 135,000 employees across the world and the latest data has revealed that office environments can and do hinder productivity.

“However, the UK fares slightly worse than the global picture. From the 49,053 respondents based in Britain, only 54% think their workspace allows them to work productively.”

Bolster your employees’ productivity with help from the Tensor workforce management solutions

Tensor plc is a market leader in the workforce management solutions’ segment. We supply an extensive range of systems designed specifically to help HR departments record accurate data regarding the employee’s activity, their performance, as well as their attendance.

Our flagship WinTA.NET integrated workforce management solution incorporates a dedicated Absence Planning and Entitlement Management feature.

WinTA.NET is a web enabled, mobile / wireless technology based Time & Attendance system designed for those companies employing 20 people to 10,000+. The solution provides total control over the creation of working rules, Access Control, Job Costing and System Security and has specifically been designed for multiple companies, each managing multiple sites.

Our comprehensive, yet user-friendly software comes pre-loaded with graphical calendar charts that provide a colourful way of viewing an individual’s or a department’s absence records.

WinTA.NET supplies the relevant managers with information on employee’s absences through warning email notifications or via hardcopy reports. After that, the system would rapidly identify missing employees that are expected to be at work and then informs you via automatic email reporting reports distributed by email.

If you’d like to find out more about the Tensor workforce management solutions, just contact our team or Book a Demo, we’ll be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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