HR must engage middle managersMiddle managers are often the most challenging to influenceBy Darlene Carter07/14/2003|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/25/2003 In the the federal public service, departmental senior leadership is excellent at championing the many change agendas that have been launched in recent years. However, HR professionals are relied upon to influence members of the workforce to embrace strategic recommendations. While HR has the support of senior leadership in the departments, it is the managers who are often the most challenging to influence. There are three groups of managers: action-oriented, apathetic and atrophied. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.