Is poor leadership also affecting your staff retention?

Research recently conducted by the Investors in People shows that poor leadership is driving nearly half of all UK employees to look for a new job. The headline findings from this research are:

·         47% of the entire UK workforce will be looking for a new job in 2018

·         49% cited poor management as a reason they would seek a new position

·         48% feel they can get more satisfaction elsewhere.

The CEO of Investors in People, Paul Devoy, commented that ‘bad leadership is eroding UK productivity’ and ‘that management strategies must evolve to meet the demands of employees, if organisations are to retain staff.’

2018 will be a year of opportunity for those who are organisationally strong

January and February are hectic months for Impellus, as one the UK’s largest management training providers. Our open courses around the country are busy with delegates looking for fast-track learning to equip them with new workplace skills and thinking and we experience a big uplift in client bookings for courses later in the year.

Our clients report real operational benefits from Impellus’ management traning including increased team productivity and motivation and the ability of their managers to handle organisational change.

Jon Dean, Managing Director of Impellus, commented: ‘It is disappointing to read that the biggest driver of discontent in the UK workforce is poor management and that almost half of all employees would look for a new job because of it. However, we see 2018 as a year of opportunity.  Rather than have disengaged employees and staff retention affected by poor leadership, there’s a real chance for organisations to kick start the year by enrolling their managers on leadership and management courses that will enable them to make the transition into inspiring leaders quickly and smoothly.’


The full research findings from the Investors in People can be viewed here.

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