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October news in brief: What makes a bad boss?

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  • Interviewees fail to prepare, poll reveals
  • What makes a bad boss?



    What makes a bad boss?
    Workplace culture in the US and the UK might be different – but it seems some things are universal: including moaning about bosses.

    A US-based global human resource consulting firm – Development Dimensions International – teamed up with badbossology.com, which describes itself as a bad-boss protection resource site, to find out leadership sins.

    Top of the list were:


    • Being everyone’s friend

    • Micromanagement

    • Arrogance – particularly male bosses

    • Inability to delegate – particularly female bosses

    • Risk averse – cited by four times as many male employees as female

    The survey also asked for the top three qualities people would like to see in their bosses – trust in employees topped the list followed by honesty and integrity with team building skills in third place.
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    Interviewees fail to prepare, poll reveals
    Less than half of candidates prepare for job interviews, a survey from Office Team reveals.

    The online poll revealed that 53 per cent of office workers admitted they could know more about the companies they apply to – and seven per cent say they know nothing at all about their prospective employer.

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