Almost half of employees (47%) say they feel threatened by leaders within their organisations, according to research published today. The research, by development consultancy Head Heart + Brain, found that poor leadership skills have led many employe More...18 April 2013 12:45
Managers who fail to take responsibility, pass on stress, panic over deadlines and tell staff what to do rather than consulting them while doing so unnoticed are just as damaging to organisations as managers with more obviously negative "David Brent-lik More...14 December 2012 00:01
Personnel Today looks at how the appraisal process can be best utilised.
Manager sits down with employee. They discuss how work has gone for the past 12 months, run through a checklist of questions provided by HR and set targets for the next 12 mont More...11 December 2012 17:30
One-third of UK employees are looking for new roles because they are unhappy at work and almost nine in 10 do not feel they receive the training they need to do their jobs, according to research released today.
The findings from business cons More...22 November 2012 16:25
One manager in four has a "catastrophically" bad style of leadership and could be damaging productivity in their teams, a study has warned.
A survey by management consultancy Orion Partners found that 24% of employees thought their bosses were over- More...12 October 2012 13:55
UK workplaces are a hotbed of negative management styles that have a serious impact on managers' job satisfaction, wellbeing and working relationships, according to the latest research.
The quality of working life 2012 report, by the Chartered Man More...31 July 2012 09:00
Line managers play a crucial role in the creation of team spirit and engagement because they affect the atmosphere, focus and self-belief of their teams, according to research by the Institute of Employment Studies (IES). This chimes with research f More...30 July 2012 16:24
The standard of management in the UK is being held back by employers that fail to take full advantage of the skills of qualified managers, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has warned. Research published by the CMI today finds that two-fifths More...05 July 2012 00:01
Personnel Today looks at the personal and professional gains from building a good relationship with your boss. Steve Jobs, the late co-founder of Apple, is revered as an innovative genius. But, since his death, it has come to light that he was not kn More...02 July 2012 13:44
With football's European Championships just around the corner, organisations can gain a lot of insight from managers working in "the beautiful game".
A few heads have rolled recently in the cut-throat world of Premier League football, and this More...01 June 2012 09:57
Brigid Hodges, director of talent at hygiene and pest control firm Rentokil Initial, winners of the 2011 Personnel Today award for excellence in learning and development (L&D), explains how the company built a leadership development programme More...28 May 2012 13:31
Employers are struggling to recruit and retain managers because of a lack of candidates with the right skills and financial pressures on the level of salary they are able to offer, a report has found. According to the 2012 National Management Survey, More...19 April 2012 15:49
Jo Ayoubi, managing director of Track Surveys, posits some improvements to the annual appraisal system.
Everyone dreads annual appraisal time. For managers, it means a mountain of form-filling, desperate digging in diaries to remember More...15 March 2012 09:37
Half (49%) of middle managers feel that they are under "excessive pressure" at work, with one-third fearing that they may lose their jobs as a result of the economic climate.
This is according to the Chartered Institute of Person More...25 January 2012 13:28
Bad management could be costing UK businesses more than £19 billion in lost working hours every year, according to a survey published today by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). The CMI's report suggests that three-quarters of employees waste More...10 November 2011 14:57
Managers are out of touch with the expectations of graduates, overestimating the importance of good leadership and underestimating the value of money, status and career progression. This is according to joint research from the Institute of Leadership More...15 July 2011 11:07
Three-quarters of workers regularly make decisions that they don't feel they are trained or qualified to make, and nearly two-thirds feel that their managers are unapproachable. These are some of the main findings of a survey released today by the Ch More...17 June 2011 15:54
Managers require a certain level of knowledge when dealing with mental health. OH practitioners can provide the necessary support, says Dr Sally Wilson.
Non-health professionals can lack the confidence to deal with mental health issues and occupati More...01 June 2011 15:55
Morale in the workplace is getting worse and managers could be to blame, according to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). The CMI's "Spring economic outlook survey" found that 70% of managers admitted that morale in their organisations had got More...24 May 2011 15:13
Nearly two-thirds of employers have indicated that a lack of in-house change management expertise was an issue during their most recent change programmes, according to a study by Xpert HR .
Although the skills that line managers need to manage More...08 September 2010 11:11