What makes a great boss?HR professionals and managers may be interested to learn that research has been conducted into factors most likely to go towards making an employer seen as the best boss by their workforce.

According to the Motley Fool, statistics have been compared in order to determine what constitutes the perfect FTSE 100 boss, including analysis of their age and how long they had been in the position.

As a result, it was found the UK’s best bosses peak at the age of 57 following some 14 years of service in the role, while the best age for an individual to join as a chief executive officer (CEO) was found to be 43.

David Kuo, director at the Motley Fool, said: “Finding a good CEO can be as difficult as digging for gold. As our analysis shows, CEOs needs time to grow into their role and showing them the door before they have even got their feet under the table could prove detrimental.”

In order to be the best boss they can, employers may wish to keep a keen eye on the well-being of their staff.

Simplyhealth recently revealed that during the recession, one in two UK workers thought how they felt, both mentally and physically, was ignored by their superior.

Written by Ross George