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Working Less for Success: Could Reducing Staff Hours Boost Productivity and Your Bottom Line?

Posted by Team Synerion on March 2016

photodune-7334551-work-life-balance-xs_2.jpgThere’s a sweet spot when it comes to productivity, a number of hours where employees feel engaged through the shift and leave before that productivity starts to falter due to physical exhaustion and mental fatigue. In fact, it’s been shown that employees who work 60 hours a week are actually two-thirds less productive than their 40 hours per week counterparts. Still, many companies insist on overtime, long hours, and little rest in the name of productivity. The question of whether reducing your staffs' hours could actually improve productivity isn't as far-fetched as it sounds. In fact, reducing staff hours could launch your business' success.
 

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Topics: Workforce Management, Workforce Productivity, Employee Productivity

Five Keys to a Happy and Productive Workforce

Posted by Team Synerion on March 2016

five keys to a happy and productive workforceIt's no coincidence that companies that continually rank highest for employee satisfaction are also some of the most successful and productive workplaces in the world. Employees at these companies are engaged and excited about their jobs, coming up with more innovative solutions and working more productively over the course of the day. If you want to foster a work environment that’s both happy and productive, use these five keys to get your company culture on the right track.

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Topics: Workforce Productivity, Employee Productivity

How Your HR Department Can Help Improve Productivity

Posted by Team Synerion on February 2016

how your hr department can help improve productivityWhen businesses try to improve productivity, a lot of pressure is put on managers. While managers are often a great source of information for improving productivity, sometimes these front-line employees can't identify system-wide changes that can significantly improve productivity. Don't worry though because there's one department in your organization that’s up to the task. Next time you're seeking a way to improve productivity, ask your HR department for some insight into your workplace and employee productivity

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Topics: Human Resources, Workforce Productivity, Employee Productivity

5 Factors that are Impacting Your Workplace Productivity

Posted by Team Synerion on November 2015

5 factors that are impacting your workplace productivityWhether you're just starting your business or leading your industry, productivity is always a top concern. When a workplace is reaching its maximum productivity, employees are challenged, business goals are met, and everyone benefits. When that productivity is lacking, more resources are spent on personnel and there is less to show for it. Consider whether these five factors are reducing your workplace productivity and how you can fix them. 

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Topics: Workforce Productivity, Employee Productivity

6 Reasons Your Employees are Unmotivated

Posted by Team Synerion on November 2015

6 reasons your employees are unmotivatedAre your employees constantly checking the clock? Are they playing on their smart phone? Rolling their eyes when tasked with new projects? If so, you have unmotivated employees and the fault isn't theirs alone. In fact, company culture and management have more to do with unmotivated employees than meets the eye. Consider these six reasons your employees are unmotivated and learn how to increase motivation to get your business back on track.

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Topics: Workforce Management, Workforce Productivity, Employee Productivity

Workforce Management Tips for Remote Workers

Posted by Team Synerion on August 2015

photodune-2811122-woman-working-from-home-xs_4As more workers demand a better work-life balance and businesses reassign more jobs as "remote" positions, managers need to become savvier about managing workers who aren't just down the hall or even in the same country. Remote employees require a special brand of communication and monitoring. Managers who want to excel at managing remote employees need specialized tools to build a strong team. 

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Topics: Workforce Management, Workforce Productivity, remote workers

3 Must-Have Metrics to Measure the Productivity of Your Retail Workforce

Posted by Team Synerion on December 2014

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Learning how to measure productivity is no easy task and that rings even more true for the retail sector. Facing thin margins, high turnover, and varied sales cycles, many managers and owners rely more on feel than actual facts. By analyzing metrics, managers and owners can take the guesswork out of their business needs. These three metrics can help you increase workforce productivity in your own business. 
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Topics: Workforce Productivity, Retail

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