Personnel Today UK Line Managers Survey – Are They Good Enough? survey,
sponsored by Computers In Personnel and produced in association with Richmond
Events, polled 700 senior Human Resource professionals and highlighted
significant skills gaps in line manager level in areas critical to productivity
and competitiveness. to buy a copy
King, editor of Personnel Today, says the research should "act as a wake
up call to HR professionals who needed to act swiftly, or they would store up
problems that could hinder organisations’ performance in the future".
UK line managers do not have the skills necessary to take their companies
forward in the next three to five years.
Between 66 and 76 per cent of respondents rated their line managers as poor or
fair in skills such as people management, leadership, communication,
performance and absence management.
Three-quarters said they were concerned with the overall capacities of their
line managers and failed to rate them highly in abilities such as counselling,
coaching and mentoring.
Almost half the HR professionals polled (46%) said their organisation fails to
allocate an adequate budget to the development of line managers. The majority
said technical skills are considered more important than managerial skills
(67%), and there is a lack of good role models, mentors and leaders (60 per
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of postage and packaging.