Poor management increases risk of labour turnover

Poor management increases risk of labour turnover


  • Date: Tuesday 24th May 2022
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In a job market that strongly favours job applicants, never has the need to retain key talent been so important to employers. Recent research by Visier highlighted the importance of a positive relationship between the employee and manager to reduce labour turnover.

Poor management was identified as the reason why 43% of employees have left a job at some stage of their career. 53% of employees also said that they were currently considering a change of role because of their manager. Such research shows the cost that poor management can have on an organisation.

What do employees identify as poor management?

Employees cited various indicators of poor management. Each indicator shows where employers need to focus their training and development efforts for line managers.

The most cited attributes of a poor manager were:

• A failure to listen

• Being unapproachable

• Treating members of the team differently

• Shouting at the team

Investment in the upskilling of managers is vitally important. Having a good manager is essential for team member happiness and it encourages individuals to stay in a job longer than they might otherwise have done.

The pandemic has reduced the opportunities for managers and team members to interact in person which has impaired and blunted the sharpness of key management skills.

If you would like support with training your managers, then please contact us at SSG and we can help you identify training courses and options that will best fit the needs of your organisation.

Source: Gavin Parrott


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