SME Hints: Top 3 qualities for a new manager

SME Hints: Top 3 qualities for a new managerSME hints

SME Hints: When recruiting for a new manager there are some tell tail signs to look for if your wanting a leader.

Behind every strong employee is an even stronger manager.

Along with practical experience there are certain traits that will emulate through a great manager.

The Recruitment Alternative offer support throughout your entire recruitment process.  So if you’re a SME looking to recruit, read our tips on the top 3 qualities needed for a new manager.


A trait that the best leaders have is knowing how to get the most out of their workforce. Whether it’s tough love, an arm round the shoulder or the occasional pack of chocolate fish. Finding what motivates staff is as important as effective recruitment. The ability to motivate others is likely to be one of the reasons your candidate was pushed towards a management role in the first place. And being able to lead staff to their potential is key to a productive business. The best employees work for managers, not a payday!

Self confidence

So it’s vital that new managers have confidence in their abilities. Some may take advantage of a slight wavering in self-assurance. The majority of staff will agree that being managed with confidence is the most effective route to productivity. Having confidence in yourself means your employees will too. And they’ll be more likely to respond to those big risks or difficult decisions.

Being grounded

The ability to be grounded and lead from floor can be beneficial in many levels. Sometimes it can be misguided to jump the line between boss and buddy, but there’s no doubt that staff respond to a manager who is empathetic, understanding and shows a little bit of give. This doesn’t mean that you roll over at the whim of your employees, it just means that you keep your human side despite your status. The makeup of a successful new manager combines a professional head with an empathetic human nature, although establishing a leadership style that suits your business will bring the best rewards.

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