'Focus on the Pipeline: Engaging the full potential of female middle managers’ is a major report launched in 2012 by everywoman and resourcing solutions provider Alexander Mann Solutions.
AMS and everywoman believe that female middle managers should be a particular focus in understanding diversity issues in the talent pipeline. Not only do middle managers play a vital role in operational performance, but are also a source of future leadership talent and role models for women in their early careers. However, many female middle managers feel there is room for improving their satisfaction with their current role. Concerns about career progression are a key factor in this.
AMS and everywoman conducted a comprehensive survey about the factors affecting female middle managers’ advancement to more senior roles. The survey sample included two complementary groups: a representative cross section of over 400 UK-based female middle managers and 200 HR leaders.
The aspects of work that female middle managers were least satisfied with were the lack of opportunities (48 per cent), the likelihood of progression (47 per cent) and the clarity of career path (40 per cent). Of significant cause for concern, only 11 per cent of female middle managers described themselves as ‘extremely satisfied’ in their job. Download the full report >>