Staff doubt their managers’ ability
BOSSES are losing the trust of their staff, according to a survey by recruitment firm Talent2. About 43 per cent of the males and 40 per cent of the female respondents in the survey of 1987 people feel their bosses are ineffective.
‘‘ Interestingly, it’s the 35-plus age group who have less respect for their bosses’ capability than the younger age bracket,’’ says Talent2 chief executive John Rawlinson. ‘‘ Education processes and levels have allowed those in middle management positions to identify skills necessary to perform high levels of decision-making and effective management techniques. This judgment process has left their bosses’ abilities lacking, in their eyes,’’ Rawlinson says.
‘‘ Employees in government departments say their bosses are really not up to scratch, with more than 55 per cent believing their boss is no good at what they do. Sales and marketing people are down on their bosses, with 50 per cent saying they have room to improve, closely followed by those in the construction sector.’’