Managers 'blamed for workplace frustration'


Managers 'blamed for workplace frustration'
Employees feel that their bosses fail to take the helm in the workplace, generate negative energy and overlook outstanding abilities, a study has revealed.

The Hay Group's study also indicated that 35 per cent of workers polled felt their job did not fully utilise their skills.

When it came to managers, 41 per cent said their superiors fail to bring encouragement into their surroundings, while 40 per cent felt that they were deficient in distinguishing good performers from underachievers.

Only 26 per cent of those questioned accredited their managers with creating a productive environment.

Ben Hubbard, Hay's spokesperson said: "The world’s most successful companies go the extra mile to identify, reward, engage and enable their best performers, while addressing deadwood."

Managers failing to identify achievement can result in employees becoming disillusioned and looking elsewhere for employment, Mr Hubbard added.

According to guidelines offered by the Guardian, the key to a good relationship with your boss is understanding, putting in time and effort and working together effectively.

ClickAJob Marketing Manager Anders Jensen goes even further, asserting that looking after employees once they're hired is possibly a manager's most critical responsibility.

"Salary and position obviously count enormously in getting new staff on board," he says.

"But savvy career professionals need reassuring about their work environment too - with prospects for advancement equally high on their list of satisfaction issues."

"Just as with customers, managers need to remember that retaining staff members is a lot easier than acquiring new ones - less costly too," he continues.

"Which of course is why successful companies DO go the extra mile. They can see it on their balance sheet."

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.

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