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Voice of the Employee

Over a quarter (29%) of UK workers have no confidence in their leadership teams, believing that their bosses are not competent in their roles. That’s according to research released by experience management company Qualtrics.

The research, which surveyed 1,000 workers across the UK, also found that 43% feel their boss gives them little to no opportunity to try new things, while 49% feel they are given limited opportunities for career progression.

Despite over a quarter of workers having no confidence in their leadership teams, 79% say that they do trust the decisions of their colleagues at work.

Commenting on these findings, Ian McVey, Head of Enterprise for Northern Europe at Qualtrics, said: “Our research suggests a worrying divide between employees and managers in this country, with many bosses failing to provide adequate support or guidance for their teams.

“In order to retain the best workers, managers need to work harder to understand their employees, and to provide opportunities for them to develop their own ideas and inform their own working styles.”

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