Sloppy skills management is harming business

first_imgMost employers do not have a clear picture of their employees’ skills or howhard they work, according to a study. Research by workforce consultancy Netengines claims poor management means UKbusinesses – by their own admission – are working at only four-fifths of theirfull potential. The survey of more than 100 HR directors and managers finds that one in fiveemployers has no idea how many people work for them, half don’t know whatskills their workers have, and three in five don’t know how hard their staffwork. Netengines CEO Andrew Binns said: “Workers used to resent being ‘just anumber’, but now millions of employees aren’t even that, as far as their bossesare concerned. “Their employers don’t know they are there, what they are good at orhow much work they are doing. Two in three firms told us this sloppiness washarming them – but they don’t have plans to do anything about it.” The study claims businesses’ lack of knowledge about their staff also wastesskills and money. Two in three firms cannot efficiently match employees to jobs, despite aneed to in the current economic climate. Instead they spend money recruitingnew staff. Binns added: “Businesses can’t afford to lose staff they can use betterbecause the cost of recruitment is rising.” Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Sloppy skills management is harming businessOn 26 Feb 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img

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