As I already wrote, you can use both direct and reverse indicators of labor intensity. But many businesses instead of these indicators use a direct indicator – labor productivity and this is limited. In most cases, this may be sufficient. But to assess the impact of salary costs on the overall performance of small businesses, this indicator alone is not enough, and relative indicators should be used.
Labor productivity is a very important indicator. It can be determined for each employee of the business, and for its units. In a small business, for simplicity, you can use the average labor productivity of a small business as a whole. It is defined as the ratio of the cost of production produced over a certain period of time by the business to the number of workers producing it. Those. it is determined how much production in monetary terms each small business employee produces, for example, for a month (or for another period of time). By comparing these indicators, for example, on a monthly basis, you can track whether business workers are working better or worse. Continue reading