Actus in the Private Sector

We recognise the critical role the Private Sector plays in promoting the UK’s economic growth with workforce productivity (GDP) being a core metric to track growth across the sector. Increasing productivity through improved performance management is a key focal point for industry leaders across all sectors. 

Maintaining a competitive advantage in the global marketplace is crucial to the long term success of many UK businesses. Research shows that embedding a well-structured performance management solution such as Actus, will have a positive influence on productivity and help to accelerate the achievement of business objectives and competitiveness.

We have a wide range of clients in this sector ranging from a 20 employee dental practice to a Plc in the manufacturing sector with a 10,000 strong workforce.  Irrespective of size, their key drivers have been the desire to optimise performance, utilise cloud technology to reduce costs and create an engaged workforce that understand their role and value to the business.

Industries we have experience in include professional services, sports and leisure, pharma, transport, manufacturing and high tech. This has given us a broad, in depth understanding of the range of challenges faced by businesses in this sector.

All our clients have one thing in common, they recognise the wisdom of investing in performance improvement and the correlation between employee engagement and performance improvement.

Profitability is a common business goal in the private sector and this drives the business aim to increase overall productivity through improved performance. Businesses need to be reliable and provide a quality service to their customers to survive and this can only be achieved if staff are engaged and motivated to perform well.

Our clients range in size from 10 to 5000 staff – but everyone receives the same personal touch. We have experience in the Pharma, Transport, Leisure, Manufacturing, Financial Services and High Tech sectors both in the UK and internationally.

Did you know?

58% of organisations continue to use spreadsheets as their primary way to track performance metrics.

 Replacement of an appraisal system with one perceived as more acceptable increases the level of trust for those in management responsible for the change.

James H. Davis University of Notre Dame

Only 8% of companies believe their performance management process is highly effective in driving business value, while 58% say it’s not an effective use of time.


A personal data breach could result in a business being fined up to £500,000, by the Information Commissioner Office (ICO) under the Data Protection Act.

Addressing performance in the moment can inspire and engage.

A static process of setting goals and reviewing them only once a year doesn’t work for today’s agile workforce.

Only 55% of employees feel as though performance management appraisals are effective for employees to develop themselves and their abilities at work.

Performance management isn’t bound by technology. It’s a behavioural attribute that puts the employee at the centre of his or her growth that the right technology can help deliver.

        60% of non-HR business leaders say that HR technology adds real value to the business

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The Actus™ Performance and Talent Management solution is specifically designed to support year round performance management and organisational development.