This latest XpertHR research examines the extent of underperformance and its underlying causes, and identifies the most effective ways to tackle the issue.
This XpertHR report finds that line manager training is the most important type of stress management training, although only a minority of employers provide such training or undertake risk assessments.
Most employers provide standalone absence management training for managers, using traditional, face-to-face delivery methods, according to this report on our 2011 survey.
Training line managers in absence management gives them the confidence to tackle employee sickness and non-attendance issues, and frequently leads to reduced absence rates, according to XpertHR research.
Our research finds that a lack of in-house change management expertise was an issue for six in 10 employers during their most recent change programmes.
Bathroom supplier Ideal Standard has created a branded in-house management training programme that has earned itself a strong reputation within the company and helped transform the organisation's culture. IRS examines how it is being implemented.
This 2010 IRS survey on people management development reveals significant gaps in training coverage, and a broad consensus among HR professionals that line manager training should be compulsory.
In the second of our two-part study, we report on how UK employers deliver people management training, what skills are covered, and how organisations are increasing the training's effectiveness.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to management development.