Nearly seven in 10 HR professionals in the UK have identified a “huge need”
to ensure managers have the skills to manage the aftermath of the
A Henley Business School study of 119 HR professionals found
67 per cent put developing middle managers in their top two priori
ties. In contrast, just 34 per cent of respondents put “developing the
capability of the HR team” in their top two, it was reported in Per
The Corporate Learning Priorities Survey 2010 suggested HR pro
fessionals were ready to pass the responsibility for succession plan
ning and recruitment post-recession to managers.
The survey report said: “HR professionals suggest they feel the
majority of major change, provoked by the wider economic condi
tions, has happened, and they anticipate turning their attention to suc
cession planning and attracting new talent into the business.
“However, they do see a huge need to ensure managers have the
skills to manage the aftermath of that change (67 per cent mentioning this
as a priority).”
Linda Irwin, executive director, corporate development at Henley
Business School, said a pragmatic approach had been adopted by man
aging and HR directors faced with the tumultuous economic climate.
Courtesy of Personnel Today. www.personneltoday.com