Middle manager splay key role in any organization hierarchy. Here the hiring process of mid level mangers is a big question. According to the study nearly 40 per cent of the employers feel that hiring for this level of managers has increased, 32 per cent feel that it has decreased and 28 per cent feel it has remained unchanged.
Which key skills are required by mid-level managers?
The survey revealed some interesting facts about the key skills required by the mid level manages are as follows:
- About 32 per cent organizations say that the people management skills are most important for a mid-level manager.
- For 26 per cent organizations, communication skills play an important role.
- Nearly 40 per cent organizations prefer leadership skills
- Over 2 per cent focus on the technical skills for the mid-level managers.
What attracts people at mid-level?
The study mentioned that nearly 32 per cent professionals are attracted towards this managerial level for better career opportunities. Only, 44 per cent prefer for challenging work profile and 12 per cent look for monetary benefits. Nearly 8 percent are allured by the designation and 4 per cent by the perks and other benefits.
What is the biggest challenge in hiring mid level managers?
Wisdom jobs survey mentioned that about 72 per cent find the leadership skills in their mid-level managers to be poor. Only 20 per cent rate the domain skills of their mid-level managers as unsatisfactory and almost 8 per cent organizations find it difficult to fulfill their salary expectations.
How has this skill gap changed over the 3 years?
More than 68 per cent organizations have experienced the skill gap in the mid-level management and only 32 per cent have been able to bridge the required skill gap internally or externally. The skill gap is more in almost 44 per cent of the organizations and it was reduced in 32 per cent and it was stable in 24 per cent institutions.
How to bridge the skill gap in mid level managers?
- In house training (36%)
- Job rotation (32%)
- Virtual training (30%)