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U.S. productivity rises 7.3% as hours worked are nearly halved

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) – United States productivity rose at a 7.3% rate in the second quarter as the number of hours worked fell...

Restoring productivity

Has your company fully restored its productivity to pre-pandemic levels? No: 50% Yes: 25% Nothing has changed for us: 25% What aspect of your operation is your company...

Post-holiday hangover

Has your company or staff ever experienced a post-holiday business/productivity hangover? No: 70% Yes: 30% What area(s) of your business did this hangover seem to impact the...
NONFARM BUSINESS employee output per hour decreased at a 0.3% annualized rate in the third quarter. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

U.S. productivity unexpectedly posts first decline since 2015

WASHINGTON – Productivity in the United States unexpectedly posted the first decline in almost four years and labor costs accelerated, suggesting a pickup in...

All stressed out?

How often has your job caused high levels of stress? Somewhat often: 66.7% Not often: 22.2% Very often: 11.1% What part of your job causes the most stress?...

Study: Wage growth weak for a tight labor market

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment rates in the economic recovery of recent years are similar to those the nation saw in the late 1990s recovery, but...

’Tis the season

Does your company hire seasonal employees? No: 60% Yes: 40% Which time of year does your company rely on seasonal employees the most? Summer: 50% Spring: 25% Winter: 25% Fall: 0% What...

Polaris MEP to host upcoming session on productivity, capital equipment

PROVIDENCE – Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership will host a free workshop on company productivity and capital equipment on Thursday from 8-9:30 a.m. The breakfast event...


Does your company offer perks to employees during the summer months? (Y/N) Yes: 100% No: 0% What perks does your company offer during the summer months? (Select...

Is ‘Game of Thrones’ killing – office productivity?

Why didn’t Jon Snow pet Ghost? What was he thinking? He hugged everyone – Gilly, Sam, the big redheaded Wildling – but no love...

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