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UK managers least incentivised to coach staff

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Fewer than one in 10 managers in the UK (9%) receive compensation for coaching staff.

A survey of 17 countries by HR consultancy BlessingWhite found managers in the UK are the least incentivised to coach compared with the rest of the world.

Just under two thirds (63%) of managers believe coaching leads to greater business results and 88% ‘love' to coach.

Nine out of 10 employees (92%) would enjoy being coached with 73% believing this would improve their performance.

Tom Barry, European managing director of BlessingWhite, said: "It is absurd that the majority of UK managers are expected to regularly perform coaching tasks as part of their roles, yet such a small percentage are compensated for doing so. In the current climate coaching is required for business results, and potentially even business survival, not just talent management. Clearly there is a damaging disconnect."