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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.
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...
27 Mar 2019
Three out of five working women between the ages of 45 and 55 believe their menopause symptoms are having a...
13 Feb 2019
Continuing our three-part serialisation of her book, Lucy Adams shares her “Scary Six”, examples of workplace personas that HR needs...
13 Feb 2019
Jobs-to-be-Done theory focuses on the end goal rather than the process of getting there. But too often, HR professionals get...
19 Sep 2018
ON DEMAND | Not a day goes by without a news story highlighting the impact of digital technology on people’s jobs, but how...
8 Aug 2018
Managers are so overwhelmed with demands that having regular feedback conversations with employees can be hard to fit in. Roly...
10 Jul 2018
With pressure on HR and managers to reduce bias and increase objectivity and transparency, how achievable is this? Elva Ainsworth...