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You’ll learn how to:
  • Identify the main factors that are influencing productivity
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  • Reduce the struggle of managing employee productivity in the modern age
  • Master how to accurately measure productivity
  • Address productivity problems at the source
  • Future-proof employee productivity in your workplace
Excerpt

Employee productivity is a vital indicator of an organization’s success. Certain internal and external factors contribute to increased productivity, and others can negatively impact things. In this particular publication, we will explore what’s happening with companies who are facing additional challenges in 2019 and beyond. We will also examine what influences productivity, and what human resource leaders can do to start improving things. Additionally, we will look at the connection between learning and productivity, best practices in boosting employee productivity (with 25 actionable take-action tips!), and discuss what the future may bring in this critical area of business.

Employers are working on ways to maintain high levels of productivity while considering the current talent market. On the one hand, there are ready sources of internal talent and increasing contractors that can be developed. On the other hand, jobs will be changing so rapidly with technology it can be difficult to predict what skills will be needed in the next few years. How will employers measure employee productivity now vs. in the future?

Since this can be a complicated subject, let’s first start with the basics of employee productivity, so there is zero confusion. Productivity in the workplace is, “how efficiently your workers accomplish your company’s goals and produce goods or services for customers,” as defined by Bizfluent. This critical human capital metric can be measured by labor productivity levels, sales output, or even the amount of tasks performed per employee per shift. Different organizations have their methods of tracking productivity because there are various factors and priorities at play.

A highly efficient workforce produces the most profits; it’s just the mathematics of things. If a business wants to remain profitable, it must continually recruit a highly skilled workforce and then support it so that it has no barriers to being productive. This takes continual monitoring of productivity levels, careful screening, and evaluation of incoming candidates, and a culture that motivates employees to be their best. It’s a cycle that requires direct management between human resources and other leaders in the organization.