First-time manager development is often overlooked in organizations. Managers either "sink or swim" in their new roles, and the engagement and performance of their teams often suffer. In July of 2016, we surveyed HR leaders and practitioners to understand how they were identifying and developing front-line, first-time managers. HCI believes that managers have the ultimate responsibility for developing and engaging talent and building organizational success through people. HR and L&D professionals need to support the relationship between managers and their teams EARLY ON by formalizing the development of first-time, front-line leaders.