are companies prepared for the looming manager shortage?
back to overviewRandstad World of Work Topic Report survey reveals employees opting out of management track
ATLANTA, 07.23.09 – As the corporate landscape continues to shrink, companies more than ever need stronger managers who are flexible, innovative and can motivate fellow employees. Yet, many businesses are facing a shortage of trained and experienced managers. According to the tenth annual World of Work survey from Randstad, 52 percent of employees felt there are not enough qualified managers in their organizations. Forty-five percent feel there’s going to be a shortage of qualified managers in the future. Survey results reveal that finding and preparing the next generation of managers is emerging as one of the most critical issues companies will face in the near future.
Abbreviated Survey Methodology
This survey was conducted online within the United States from March 23 to April 15, 2009, among 2,199 employees and 833 managers. Harris Interactive panel members reflected the U.S. population of adults age 18+, employed full-time or self employed, and employers involved in decision making on strategic HR issues for at least six months. Data is weighted using Propensity Score Weighting, a proprietary weighting technique that balances all of the characteristics (e.g. demographic, attitudinal, and behavioral) of online respondents in order to project the U.S. general population.