A new survey has found that employees want their managers to be more than just “part-time workers.”
The survey, by HR consultant, data scientist, and author of “The 10-Point Guide to Managership” Scott Henson, was released on Thursday by the HR consulting firm Mercer.
The firm surveyed 1,000 employees across America and the UK, looking for ways to keep their companies on track.
Henson explained that HR professionals are trying to keep employees on track by “telling them exactly what to do and what not to do.”
He said, “One of the most common questions we hear is ‘I can’t find my HR card, what should I do?'”
“It’s not that you can’t, it’s just that it’s a very difficult time when you’re trying to get things done.”
The report found that HR managers are concerned about being able to find the right tools to track employees’ work, the right time to call in sick, and the right information to provide to employees.
The report also found that the HR professionals most worried about the pace of change were also the ones who thought the workplace needed to be made more efficient.
“One of our respondents was worried that HR should be able to tell you what you can and can’t do, but this can be hard when you need to work from home,” Henson told The Huffington Post.
“What’s the most important piece of information to you in the workplace?
Is it the work that you’re doing?”
According to Henson the HR pros are also looking to be the ones to help with personal time, such as setting and maintaining breaks and setting time limits.
“They want to be involved in your day-to-day life and be able help with scheduling and making sure that your schedule is right,” he said.
The firm said HR professionals also have a high level of confidence in their ability to make people’s work more efficient and effective, as well as having a great sense of empathy for their workers.
“When it comes to the personal time and empathy, they are more confident that they have the skills to help people do better,” Hatton said.