Direct report is a term used to describe an employee that a first-line manager supervises. First-line managers have a significant influence on direct reports, both in terms of their attitude to work and levels of productivity.

In this lesson, we take a practical look at how first-line managers influence direct reports. Each topic in the lesson considers a different aspect of this influence.

  • We learn about the importance of employee onboarding and training.
  • We discuss how to set and communicate expectations with respect to performance and conduct.
  • We explore the importance of coaching and feedback in keeping employee performance on track.
  • We explain how to address issues of poor employee performance and conduct.

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