Right Person, Wrong Role: Addressing the Challenge

Right Person, Wrong Role: Addressing the Challenge
One in five people are in the wrong role, in jobs they are not motivated by, engaged with or productive in, according to recent research conducted by Right Management, ManpowerGroup’s global career and talent development expert.

Based on interviews with more than 4,600 people across 20 countries, Right Management found companies need to invest in career mobility and help employees develop their skills and gain valuable experience in ways that suit them (online, in-person and on-the job), in order to boost organisational engagement and productivity. Adopting a high-tech, high-touch approach that combines coaching with innovative technology will help match people to the right positions, resulting in a 40% increase in engagement with a knock-on effect on performance.

“Making sure you have the right people in the right roles is a proven way to boost engagement, productivity and the bottom line,” said Mara Swan, Executive Vice President, Global Strategy and Talent for ManpowerGroup and Global Brand Lead for Right Management.

“Wrong for the role doesn’t have to mean wrong for the organisation. The best companies to work for are implementing high-tech, high-touch, personalised career development strategies. Online training and assessments that come with always-on capability and real-time career coaching is how they’re retaining and rewarding their brightest and best, and filling their talent pipelines for today and tomorrow.”

Ian Symes, Executive President of Right Management, North America and Europe, added: “Companies that embed career development into their people management strategy will significantly increase employee engagement and satisfaction. Successfully attracting and retaining top talent through providing opportunities to upskill results in higher revenue, greater customer loyalty, increased retention of key talent and reduced talent acquisition costs.”

To help companies position themselves as an employer of choice and ensure they can achieve the right person in the right role, Right Management’s Career Management platform provides 24×7 online, personalised career development solutions supported by real-time coaches.

To download the full research report, please visit: rightmanagement.co.uk/rightperson

This article first appeared in the eighth edition of The Human Age Newspaper.