Managers plan, direct, coordinate and evaluate the overall activities of organisations, including enterprises and governments. This occupation includes jobs such as chief executives and legislators, and a wide range of managerial roles relating to finance management, administrative management, R&D management, production management, hotel management, etc. The types of activities managers carry out include: formulating and advising on the policy, budgets, laws and regulations of organisations; establishing objectives, standards and procedures for their implementation; budgetary control; authorising the use of material, human and financial resources within organisations; monitoring and evaluating the performance of the organisation, etc. Managerial job titles include: chief executives and managing directors, legislators, administrative and commercial managers, finance managers, human resource managers, sales and marketing managers, manufacturing, mining, construction, and distribution managers, health service managers, etc.
SIZE OF EMPLOYMENT
In 2015, managers accounted for 5.94% in the total employment in EU.
The total employment in this occupation reached 13,120,812.
During the period 2011-2015, the number of people employed as managers in EU changed by -0.18%.
It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector and occupation.
In 2015, managers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:
- Wholesale & retail trade (2,288,935)
- Manufacturing (1,990,494)
- Accommodation & food (1,228,067)
- Professional services (1,102,785)
- Construction (1,003,271)
Countries with highest employment share of managers in 2015:
- Estonia (12.12%)
- United Kingdom (10.70%)
- Latvia (10.00%)
- Malta (8.97%)
- Lithuania (8.93%)