Anxiety over job security has adverse effects on workforce planning, recruitment experts suggest


Having a potential successor in their team would almost 39% of UK managers feel uncertain about their job security, fresh research from recruitment experts Office Angels has revealed.

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The study surveyed over 500 UK managers and results suggest that a large number of respondents are weary of aspiring colleagues, rather than tapping into the potential value such a person would be able to provide for his or her superiors. In fact, 24% of managers answered that they would feel so expendable if there was a potential successor for their job that they would have to leave the company.

On the flipside, six in ten (59%) managers recognise that a potential successor would allow them to share their workload, while 41% believe that a successor could help them aim for their next move or promotion.

Despite making clear the benefits of having a workforce plan in place, over half (51%) of those surveyed are yet to identify a successor for themselves. A vital strand of workforce planning is succession planning and upskilling the internal talent pool.

“Only a third (34%) of companies surveyed have a workforce plan in place for senior employees, and this should be extended to include the entire team. Organisations naturally lose employees – and a certain amount can sometimes reinvigorate teams – but workforce planning can respond to employee churn rate by ensuring that there are well-qualified people ready to quickly assume positions at every level”.

Tensor’s Personnel Software is the culmination of over a decade of real world experience in the Human Resources and Time and Attendance sectors.

The software offers everything you would expect from a personnel management system, and many more additional features that will save time and aid strategic planning.

The management of employee training is a key component of Tensor Personnel. The Course Planner is where employees are booked onto course sessions to obtain skills that they require to perform their duties. Individual employee training records are updated automatically as courses are completed, along with qualifications / certification earned.

The software also managers to save an extensive amount of information regarding their employees, including here data on their educational history, appraisal results, correspondence history, language skills, existing qualifications, etc.

If you’d like to find out more about the Tensor workforce management solutions, contact our team or Book a Demo, we’ll be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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