Andrew Rogers offers 10 telling statistics from the new Personnel Today report: UK Line Managers - Are they good enough?
An amazing 675 HR professionals contributed to UK line manager survey conducted on PersonnelToday.com. The responses paint a vivid portrait of the quality and potential of UK line managers as seen through the eyes of HR:
● 53 per cent rate the overall performance of their organisation's line managers as "less than good"
● 2 per cent would describe their line managers' people management skills as "excellent"
● 18 per cent spontaneously cite the people management capabilities of line managers as cause for concern
● 73 per cent are concerned about the capabilities of their line managers to take the organisation forward
● 46 per cent believe their organisation does not allocate an adequate budget to the development of line managers
● 7 per cent spontaneously attribute the cause of this to the organisation not seeing the value or benefit of training
● 67 per cent believe the greatest barrier to effective line management is that technical skills are considered more important than managerial skills
● 74 per cent blame ineffective line managers for low morale in their organisation
● 14 per cent of organisations will be conducting no development activity whatsoever with their line managers in the next 12 months
● 73 per cent rate their line managers' ability to manage absence as only "fair" or "poor"
UK Line Managers - Are they good enough? is exclusive research by Personnel Today, sponsored by Computers In Personnel and conducted in association with Richmond Events. The report costs £25 and is available from Esco Business Services 01371 810433, or click here to order online.