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Many British businesses lack qualified leaders

Many British businesses lack qualified leaders, with a study revealing a high number of untrained "accidental" bosses. The survey by recruitment firm Robert Walters, shared with the Mail on Sunday, found that a staggering two-thirds of managers received no guidance before being thrust into leadership roles. Robert Walters criticizes this lack of training, calling it a recipe for failure for both the manager and the company.

Gerrit Bouckaert, recruitment CEO at Robert Walters, highlights a concerning trend: the rise of the unprepared "accidental manager." He explains that a manager's role has significantly evolved. Previously, it focused solely on keeping employees productive. Today, managers are expected to cultivate a positive and inclusive team culture, spearhead digital adoption, and be attuned to employee mental wellbeing. Additionally, they must manage remote teams and prioritize mental health support.

This lack of training isn't just an issue for current managers, but for the future leadership pipeline. Bouckaert's concerns are backed by a Robert Walters survey and a 2023 Chartered Management Institute report, both indicating a high percentage (up to 82%) of untrained managers. These studies further reveal a troubling consequence: poor manager-employee relationships are a significant factor in employee turnover, with up to 31% of managers and 28% of workers leaving jobs due to this.

Natalie Trice, a careers coach,reinforces the importance of proper training. She emphasizes that managing people, finances, clients, or projects requires specific skills, and most people benefit from dedicated training to excel in these areas.

At Warwick HR, we understand the growing complexities of modern management. We believe effective leadership is a skill, not just a promotion. That's why we offer comprehensive management training programs designed to equip managers with the tools they need to succeed. Our programs address key areas like:

+ Team Leadership: Develop strong communication, motivation, and delegation skills to build a cohesive and productive team.

+ Client Management: Learn strategies for effective client communication, relationship building, and successful project delivery.

+ DiSC Assessment: DiSC® is a personal assessment tool used by more than one million people every year to help improve teamwork, communication, and productivity in the workplace.

Want to learn more about our management training programs? Email Warwick HR for additional information.

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