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Six root causes of poor labour productivity

Poor labour productivity rates are a growing concern for policymakers and manufacturers alike. Output per hour in manufacturing fell by 2% during the final quarter of 2015 but rose…

Inaccurate labour costings could kill your profits

Most manufacturing businesses have a strong handle on overall company profitability, but some – especially those making multiple products with high labour content – struggle to set product pricing…

8 steps to improve plant performance

According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), UK workers produced less during 2014 than they did in 2007. The actual output per worker fell by 0.2 per cent….

Getting the most out of your temporary labour

Temporary labour is an essential crutch for many manufacturing businesses that experience regular staff sickness, variable productivity or seasonal demand. So how can you bring inexperienced employees up to…