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Line managers are responsible for managing an employer’s employees or teams. Employers have a hierarchy whereby line managers report upwards to higher management levels. Line managers typically allocate employees’ work, mange employees’ performance, and organise the completion of tasks for the employer within a set budget.
The trend in recent years has been for HR to devolve tasks that it would have done to line managers. For example, line managers are more involved than ever in recruitment, performance management and communicating with employees. HR should train line managers on these areas.
13 May 2020
People who work in frontline operational roles, such as those in construction and manufacturing, are less likely to have access...
7 May 2020
Minimising hot desking and adopting one-way systems in corridors among agency's in-house measures.
31 Mar 2020
Better communication needed if employee mental health is to be safeguarded during Covid-19 crisis.
26 Mar 2020
Whether it’s having to manage unprecedented levels of remote working or the fact that increasing numbers of tasks are being...
21 Jan 2020
Almost a quarter of employees believe that – despite the rise of movements such as #MeToo – bullying and harassment...
9 Dec 2019
The ‘quality’ of a manager is the most important factor in employee job satisfaction, a joint business school research project...
3 Dec 2019
December can be a busy and fraught time in the workplace. How should managers deal with the stresses and strains of the season and avoid conflict in the office?
21 Nov 2019
Two in five adults would fake a ‘sickie’ if they wanted a day off work, according to a Com Res...
10 Oct 2019
On World Mental Health Day, HR teams have been reminded of the scale of the mental ill health “epidemic” and...
18 Sep 2019
Almost half (45%) of managers lack the confidence to help employees acquire the skills they need, according to analyst firm...
3 Sep 2019
Almost half of UK workers have quit a job due to a poor relationship with their manager, according to Totaljobs....
9 Aug 2019
An employment tribunal last month concluded a case that could prove highly significant for potential whistleblowers.
7 Aug 2019
From employee engagement to workplace wellbeing, regular check-ins have a wealth of benefits for both employees and line managers, as...
6 Aug 2019
A third of managers could be “devaluing” the regular one-to-one check-ins they have with their staff by not following up...