Beware of the Boss’ Influence on Employment Brand

According to a new Glassdoor survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, one in five employees report that their direct managers have had a negative impact on their career, while just over half (52%) of employees say their boss has had a positive impact on their career. So what are some of the most significant career impacts according to employees?

Of employees who say their boss has a POSITIVE impact on their career, top positive impacts include:

  • Supporting collaborative team work (49%)
  • Securing my next pay raise (46%)
  • Providing work-life balance support (33%)
  • Increasing my exposure to senior leadership (27%)
  • Securing my next promotion (24%)

Of employees who say their boss has a NEGATIVE impact on their career, top negative impacts include:

  • Stopping or slowing my next pay raise/salary increase (39%)
  • Reducing or eliminating work-life balance support (27%)
  • Stopping or slowing my next promotion (25%)
  • Hindering my exposure to senior leadership (24%)
  • Pushing for job cuts, specifically my job (23%)

Are front line/direct managers having a bigger impact on more aspects of a company’s culture and employment brand than we thought?