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Two reasons for low productivity

There can be much hand wringing whenever new data on the UK’s productivity levels are published. The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show that there was a fall in output per hour for the first quarter of 2017, bringing an end to a recent succession of positive growth periods. It marks the

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The Productivity Puzzle. Do we understand it?

There can be much hand wringing whenever new data on the UK’s productivity levels are published. Today’s figures released from the Office for National Statistics show that there was a fall in output per hour for a second consecutive quarter this year, despite there having been a succession of positive growth periods prior to that.

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The Gig Workforce – Divisive or Inclusive

The following are some thoughts on the Human Resources and Employee Relations implications of the recent cases on the legal status of those who work in the “gig” economy. Our ‘always-on’ culture has only been made possible by shifting the norms in the way businesses are run and the way in which people work. Much

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