The latest research report, Future Forecast: Expectations for 2013 from Chartered Management Institute.
The report finds that positivity among managers about their organisation’s prospects has tipped over the 50% mark for the first time in two years. However, with the risk of a triple-dip recession still very real, only one in four managers are optimistic about prospects for the economy as a whole.
The report finds that managers will be focusing on their people with performance management, development opportunities and employee engagement among their priorities.
Key findings from the report include:
- 68 per cent of managers now feel secure in their jobs, up 6 per cent from 2011
- More managers are not expecting redundancies in 2013 than are expecting them (49 per cent compared to 45 per cent)
- Managers’ confidence in the job market has increased – 47 per cent now think it’s likely that they’d get a new job within three months if they were made redundant, compared to 37 per cent in 2011
- Almost half of managers (46 per cent) are optimistic about staff morale in 2013, compared to 31 per cent who are pessimistic.
Highlights from the press coverage included coverage in The Guardian and an interview with CMI Chief Executive, Ann Francke, on Sky News