More than eight in 10 (87 per cent) employees have experienced burnout over the last year,
with the number increasing to 89 per cent among middle managers and 92 per cent among senior leaders, according to a new survey by Ceridian HCM.
The survey, which polled 8,800 employees globally, found just 29 per cent of respondents who are middle managers said they feel very or extremely valued. When asked how their organizations support them so they can be successful in their roles, fewer than half (42 per cent) of middle managers said they’re receiving learning and development opportunities and only a quarter (25 per cent) said they had access to human resources technology to help manage their direct reports.
A third (33 per cent) of middle managers polled said their employers are empowering them to have autonomy over their teams; however, just 28 per cent said their employers provide strong direction and access to senior leadership. An even smaller percentage said their employers are providing mentorship opportunities (24 per cent) and stretch assignments (18 per cent), while 15 per cent noted their employers haven’t done anything to support middle managers.
Although 60 per cent of global respondents strongly or somewhat agreed their employers have a good understanding of the skills they have, only 49 per cent said they strongly or somewhat agree their employers have a good understanding of the skills they’d like to have. Additionally, 48 per cent of all respondents said their employer offers training to help them stay current in their skills for their role and 37 per cent reported receiving training for skills that will be valuable in the future.
And while three-quarters (75 per cent) of Canadian middle managers said they have never regretted becoming a people manager, a quarter (25 per cent) noted they don’t see themselves continuing in that type of role in three years.