Noida, August 6,2015 –New research finds that almost 4 in 10 of Indian employees (38 per cent) believe they could do their boss’s job better.In addition, over a quarter of workers (26 per cent) thought that their boss should not be in a leadership role, finds new research from CareerBuilder India
However, the majority of workers think their boss is doing an above-average job. When asked to evaluate their bosses’ performance, 7 in 10 of Indian workers (70 percent) say their manager deserves an “A” or a “B” while only 7 percent would assign a “D” or “F” according to a new CareerBuilder India survey of 1019 employees across India.
Areas for Improvement
When asked which areas of their boss’s leadership and management style needed the most improvement, recognition of employees’ good work (57 per cent)topped the list by workers. Other areas where bosses aren’t performing up to par include:
- Attitude toward employees: 54 per cent
- Fairness/equity in treatment of employees: 50 per cent
- Ability to take constructive feedback: 50 per cent
- Professionalism in the work environment: 42 per cent
- Communication style: 37 per cent
- Standing up for the department to senior management: 29 per cent
- Competence/expertise: 25 per cent
- Availability to employees: 21 per cent
When asked to name their boss’ greatest strengths, 62 per cent of employees thought that their professionalism in work environmentwas cited most. Other above average behaviours include:
- Recognition of employees’ good work: 59 per cent
- Communication style: 58 per cent
- Attitude toward employees: 55 per cent
- Ability to take constructive feedback: 51 per cent
- Fairness/equity in treatment of employees: 49 per cent
- Availability to employees: 47 per cent
- Competence/expertise: 47 per cent
- Standing up for the department to senior management: 34 per cent
“Managers are often the ones assessing employee performance, but it’s just as important for managers to solicit regular feedback from employees regarding their own performance,” said Scott Helmes, Managing Director of CareerBuilder India“The best managers make an effort to understand what their employees need from them in order to do their jobs better and work to eliminate any obstacles that may be getting in the way of employees’ success.”
The survey was conducted among 1019 adults with decision making influence for hiring staff in the France. The interviews were conducted online by Redshift Research in March & April 2015 using an email invitation and an online survey. Results of any sample are subject to sampling variation. The magnitude of the variation is measurable and is affected by the number of interviews and the level of the percentages expressing the results. In this particular study, the chances are 95 in 100 that a survey result does not vary, plus or minus, by more than 3.1 percentage points from the result that would be obtained if interviews had been conducted with all persons in the universe represented by the sample.
CareerBuilder India (www.CareerBuilder.co.in) is a 100% subsidiary of CareerBuilder LLC. As the global leader in human capital solutions, CareerBuilder specializes in HR software as a service to help companies with every step of the recruitment process from acquire to hire. Its online career site, CareerBuilder.com®, is the largest in the United States with more than 24 million unique visitors and 1 million jobs. CareerBuilder works with the world’s top employers, providing job distribution, sourcing, workflow, CRM, data and analytics in one pre-hire platform. Owned by TEGNA Inc. (NYSE:TGNA), Tribune Media (NYSE:TRCO) and The McClatchy Company (NYSE:MNI), CareerBuilder and its subsidiaries operate in the United States, Europe, South America, Canada and Asia. For more information, visit CareerBuilder.co.in.