New Survey Says One-Fourth of Bosses Want a Direct Report to Leave

This just in…if you’ve ever wanted your boss to take a hike, it works the other way around, too. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 27 percent of bosses revealed they have a direct report they’d rather see leave.

Rosemary Haefner, the vice president of human resources at the job site, explained in the press release,  “It’s important that managers be as direct as possible when dealing with employees that, for whatever reason, aren’t a good fit for their teams.”

She added, “Fortunately, a plurality of managers in our survey were open to confronting the situation through a formal discussion or warning; however, some will do nothing at all, or even resort to passive aggressive behaviors that can only prolong a negative working arrangement. It’s important that workers be aware of such warning signs, and if necessary, take steps to improve their situations.”

Formal warnings have been issued by 42 percent of the managers surveyed. In lieu of a formal warning, other supervisors pointed out shortcomings in their direct report’s performance, reduced responsibilities, moved the person to another area, and hired someone else to eventually replace the worker.

Interestingly enough, one-third of bosses in the survey confessed they simply wouldn’t do any of the items mentioned.

Publish date: June 18, 2013 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT