People Management

What is people management?

People management is the process of hiring, training, engaging, and retaining personnel to maximize their talent and performance. People management is a subfield of Human Resource Management (HRM) that includes:

  • Recruitment
  • Training and development
  • Organization
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Performance management
  • Engagement and retention
  • Safety and wellness

Employee requirements, unique abilities, and career ambitions are addressed through people management strategies, enabling alignment with company goals and values.

What is people management in an organization?

People are a crucial part of any organization and its success and, therefore, cannot be viewed separately from your company's organizational structure. So, how you attract, develop, and retain your workforce will directly impact your company's bottom line. 

To get the best out of your employees, you need to be a match; your workforce needs to respond well to and agree with your company culture, while you need to provide the best conditions that will inspire them to thrive and deliver results. 

In a nutshell, people management is planning and acting with the interests of your employees at heart. 

What are people's management skills?

Soft skills, often known as people management skills, are more challenging to quantify than technical skills. They include abilities like communication, trust, and patience, to mention a few. They are, simply put, the qualities you need to treat, communicate with, and lead your employees for optimal outcomes as a manager.

A manager with these abilities can make the difference between a dissatisfied, frustrated, and underperforming team and one that is efficient, inspired, and engaged.