Employees want more support from managers

Employees want their managers to support and develop them more at work, a survey reveals.

Almost half of the 1,700 adults asked in a survey conducted by pollster YouGov accused their bosses of not giving them enough help.

The government-funded organisation Investors in People, which commissioned the survey, said the findings should concern UK employers.

Ruth Spellman, chief executive, said: “This research exposes managers who are failing to help employees reach their full potential.”

Fewer than half of employees were satisfied with their career progression, but managers were more upbeat and many saw no obstacles to their progress.

“While happy with the progression of their own careers, many [managers] seemed to pay lip service to the development of those around them. Keeping employees involved, motivated and productive is a vital part of any managerial role,” Spellman said.

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