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Employers seek improved productivity

Published: Monday, 11 February 2008   Category: Graduate Job sector Reports

A new survey has found that employers will focus on improving their employees' productivity in 2008.

The research by recruitment firm Manpower found that, of some 2,033 employees participating, a high proportion of them named workplace productivity top priority, reports Personneltoday.

Optimum staff performance has moved up in ranking to first place from fourth in 2007, with other priorities being absence management, succession planning and wage inflation, the report continues.

Commenting on the issue, "Mark Cahill, managing director of Manpower UK, said: "Improving labour force productivity and maximising efficiency is currently top of the company health-check agenda."

Good employee morale and reward and recognition strategies were also considered to be important, according to the report.

Manpower is an employment expert offering a full range of options to help businesses and individuals choose their way in the contemporary world of work.


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