Can taking a full lunch break improve productivity?

Can taking a full lunch break improve productivity?

A study of 7,135 totaljobs users revealed that despite it being enshrined in law, over half of UK employees never take a full lunch break.  Over two-thirds of respondents told us that the reason for this was simple: they have too much work to do. Initially this seems...
The real cost of the UK productivity crisis

The real cost of the UK productivity crisis

The latest totaljobs research has revealed that UK businesses lose £4,500 each year on every unproductive worker. The UK’s productivity levels, calculated by looking at the GDP output per hour worked, has stagnated since the 2008 financial crisis, and currently sits...

How to get a pay rise

  How do you get a pay rise? You could try to wrangle more out of your employer with canny negotiating tactics. That may help. But it’s not how the majority of us see our pay rise – and occasionally fall – over time. In practice, other factors are likely to be...
Signs that it’s time to recruit

Signs that it’s time to recruit

Having a growing business is a wonderful thing. Unless you set out in the world to be a sole trader, expanding your business is everything you’ve ever dreamed of. You probably started off either on your own or with a few members of staff, and now you’re thinking...