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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.
26 Feb 2021
KPMG has been using a ‘set distribution’ or ranking approach to assessing employees’ performance. Like annual appraisals, this strategy has fallen out of favour in recent years, but why?
16 Feb 2021
The rewards of establishing a functioning hybrid model of working are many, says EY, but businesses should be under no illusion about the challenges they face.
8 Feb 2021
Next year, high value employees will judge how well their firms supported them during the pandemic before deciding next career steps.
2 Feb 2021
Several groups of employees may see their career prospects damaged by remote working. Gartner's Brian Kropp urges businesses to increase their awareness.
12 Jan 2021
Facing a landscape of coronavirus restrictions until spring at the earliest means building resilience among employees should be top of the agenda for business leaders.
16 Dec 2020
The pandemic has shaken up business priorities for leaders and will have a lasting impact on the future direction of...
30 Nov 2020
With the use of AI growing during the Covid pandemic a taskforce aims to protect workers from punitive ways of working.
23 Nov 2020
The Personnel Today Awards winners will be announced on Thursday. Our final shortlist spotlight centres on the teams in the...
3 Nov 2020
Widespread working from home is creating an imperative for teams to review and adopt different management styles. Paida Dube examines...
26 Oct 2020
Recent surveys suggest that most organisations will face at least some degree of hybrid home and office working for months...
25 Aug 2020
CIPD: need for investment in training, support programmes and access to occupational health advice around drug and alcohol misuse is greater than ever.
28 May 2020
Lloyds launched a leadership learning programme for new-to-role line managers just days before lockdown measures were announced.
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.