Employees regularly question colleagues’ credentials

Turns out your colleagues might just think you’re terrible at your job.

Two-thirds of employees have wondered at least once how one of their colleagues got their job, according to a report by Expert Market.

The poll of more than 2,000 workers also suggests 24% of respondents even question their own line manager’s qualification for the role.

Despite workers’ concerns about colleagues, almost half (47%) believe it is acceptable to apply for a job without having the required qualifications and/or experience. But while in work it seems they do value superiors attempting to develop their career.

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Almost two-thirds (64%) would feel less motivated if they felt their company’s leadership were not investing in their training – while 72% said they would want access to external training to develop their skills.

Expert Market’s Michael Horrocks said it was interesting that “in a tough jobs market” people are applying for jobs knowing they don’t have the required qualifications.

“While people seem happy to volunteer themselves for roles they are not necessarily fully qualified for, it seems that many respondents did not have the most faith in their superiors – which would be a bit of a concern for most companies,” he continued.

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Praseeda Nair

Praseeda Nair

Praseeda was Editor for GrowthBusiness.co.uk from 2016 to 2018.

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