What is

People Management


People management focuses on employee experiences and helping boost skills and productivity.

What Is People Management?

People management is an integral part of human resources and focuses on employee experiences and helping boost skills and productivity. People management is guided by human resources, but primarily led by team managers. 

People management focuses on numerous processes and procedures, including:

  • Recruitment
  • Onboarding
  • Assigning benefits
  • Performance management
  • Employee performance and engagement
  • Workflow processes and organization
  • Employee wellbeing
  • Company culture

HR departments should know the right approaches to implement a successful people management strategy. To ensure that a people management strategy is successful, consider these practices. 

  • Create a positive and empathetic work environment: Work environments that value empathy and encourage open and effective communication have higher engagement rates and employee satisfaction.
  • Create structured, clear, and organized internal processes: To guarantee that people management is smooth and effective, implement clear and structured processes. Ensure that all processes are standard, up to date, and easily understood throughout the organization. Doing this will help create an organized and transparent work environment. 
  • Maintain strong leadership skills in the organization: Strong leadership skills are vital when it comes to people management. People managers need the ability to motivate and guide employees in their job duties. 

HR departments should also know what skills are necessary for effective people management. An adequate people manager will have skills such as:

  • Problem-solving
  • Mediation and conflict resolution
  • Active listening
  • Critical thinking
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Decision-making skills
  • Project management