Robert Half finds career coaching skills lacking
Tue, 19 Jun 2012
Less than half (47%) of UK office workers think their manager is an effective career coach, according to a survey from worldwide recruiter Robert Half.
The survey also finds that 73% of the 500 office workers surveyed in the UK believe that career coaching improves their job performance, with 53% saying it makes them more motivated and 86% that it increases job satisfaction.
Phil Sheridan, managing director of Robert Half UK, says: “The importance of having a career coach is not only to keep employees motivated but also to improve productivity, allowing organisations to pursue growth strategies, drive revenue generation and compete on an increasingly global stage.
“As departments continue to be tasked to do more with less, companies embracing and cultivating effective leaders will not only get the most from their existing teams, but will earn the reputation as a great place to work, helping their attraction and retention strategies.”