Tags: Line managers

Line managers not equipped to administer new family policies

The results of a survey conducted by HRreview and employee benefit and family policy specialists MyFamilyCare suggest that training line-managers to manage parents and carers is not being prioritized in the UK. In a survey of over one hundred UK employers, only a third (34 percent) offered managers access to written or online best practice…

Personality clash between HR teams and line managers in financial services

A fundamental personality clash may explain why HR practitioners in financial services companies often experience misunderstandings and even conflict when dealing with internal clients, according to assessment specialist Talent Q. In a study of the personality profiles of 5,000 financial services employees, Talent Q found that the ‘typical’ professional in the sector is a competitive,…

HR ‘must devolve to line managers despite risks’

Businesses need to devolve more responsibility to line managers in order to realise the organisation’s full potential, even if it means that sometimes things go wrong, senior HR professionals have warned. Leading practitioners shared the successes, and pitfalls, of devolving responsibilities to the line with a conference of HRM MA and MBA students at Westminster…

Agency workers regs have mixed impact among employers

New research finds that, for two organisations in three (65.1%) there has been no change in their use of agencies to help find temps since the introduction of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010, although the use of agencies has fallen in 22.1% of organisations. Under the Regulations, after completing a 12-week qualification period, agency workers…

Middle managers are under most pressure, have worst work-life balance and least sense of job security.

UK middle managers are feeling the squeeze as a result of the economic downturn, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) quarterly Employee Outlook survey of 2,000 employees. Almost half (49%) of middle managers say they are under excessive pressure either everyday or once or twice a week, compared to a survey…

HR survey highlights management skills gap

Confidence in line managers’ ability to cope with day-to-day HR tasks remains low despite over half of HR professionals admitting to handing them over survey reveals. The YouGov survey of HR senior managers in companies with 100 or more employees commissioned by Croner, the UK’s largest provider of workplace, information, software and services part of…