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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.
12 Sep 2005
Bad bosses are making life hell for a quarter of the UK's workforce, according to a survey.
30 Aug 2005
Employees believe a wide range of unethical activities - ranging from personal phone calls to fiddling expenses - are permissible in the workplace
30 Aug 2005
Only a third of employees see their manager as a role model, according to research conducted for Investors in People (IIP)
15 Jul 2005
UK managers work 36 million hours free of charge by failing to take up holiday entitlement.
3 Jun 2005
A Labour MP is to launch a private members Bill with the support of trade unions that would impose stringent safety duties on company directors, making them more personally accountable for workplace accidents or deaths
30 Mar 2005
Only a third of UK employees regard their manager as a role model, with many seeing their boss's failure to involve them when developing new ideas or making decisions as a real turn-off
29 Mar 2005
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23 Mar 2005
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8 Feb 2005
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1 Feb 2005
Relevant job experience has been cited as the most important element in a good manager, according to a survey by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
13 Dec 2004
A well run suggestions scheme can deliver hundreds of thousands of pounds to the bottom line
9 Nov 2004
More than 60 per cent of UK workers employed in customer-facing sales and service roles believe that failing line management...
1 Nov 2004
For organisations to get the most from development, the role of line managers is essential. We ask readers how to...
1 Nov 2004
Insufficient time and too much pressure to acquire new skills are the greatest obstacles to learning for today’s manager, according...
28 Oct 2004
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