Below are five tips to help you raise the levels of productivity in your company.
If you are able to retain the right people, whether you do so by employing them permanently or by hiring them on contract, the level of productivity will increase. People who are familiar with your company will know their way around, get to work more quickly and are tuned into your expectations. The work will be done more efficiently.
It is important to keep training people over and above the compulsory training requirements. Training motivates people, makes them into all-rounders and equips them to carry out their work even more quickly and faultlessly. In other words, it increases productivity.
Timely and correct payment is a motivating factor for people.
Make sure that people have the skills necessary for the job you are asking them to do. This may seem obvious, but in practice this is often a stumbling block. Not being equipped or skilled for the job is clearly not conducive to working efficiently. It can be tricky to assess people's actual skill level accurately. Make sure to always ask for a test report!
If you are using self-employed contractors, make sure you check carefully whether they are genuinely self-employed. In practice, it will often turn out that there is a power relationship, for instance with the building contractor or subcontractor. If that is the case, it is automatically assumed that there is a labour relation and the so-called self-employed person will not be regarded as truly self-employed. In view of the Liability and Subcontractors Act you are then at risk of the Inland Revenue sending you a hefty tax bill. This will of course mean a hike in your costs and a resultant decrease in productivity.
If you want to increase your levels of productivity, the answer is to build relations with people you know you can rely on. This will save time as well as money.
If you would like to know more about raising the levels of productivity in your company, please contact InAxtion. We look forward to being of assistance!