People management library
Hundreds of people management resources for people teams, managers, executives, and employees.
How to Ask Your Manager for Feedback
Asking your manager for feedback is an essential part of getting what you want out of your career. But asking someone to be honest about your shortcomings seems painful.
HR’s Guide to Performance Review Questions
How you structure performance review questions will have a significant impact on your next review cycle and the data you collect.
The Ultimate Guide to Feedback
Build a feedback culture at your company
Claire Hughes Johnson: How Stripe's COO approaches company building
Stripe’s Chief Operating Officer, Claire Hughes Johnson, talks about her mindset when making organizational decisions, her hiring and onboarding practices, and the real source of power when it comes to leadership.
Josh Bersin: How HR has evolved over the past 10 years and what happens next
Josh Bersin of Deloitte breaks down traditional ideas of HR using research, surveys and case studies to highlight innovation, potential, and change in the industry.
Managers, Here's How to Run a One-on-One
A 1:1 meeting is an ongoing feedback strategy to keep both the manager and the employee updated on the employee’s progress, an opportunity to develop employees’ skills, and gives the employee a chance to discuss workplace challenges with their manager.
Katelin Holloway on How Reddit Approaches People Ops
Reddit's VP of People illustrates what a modern people operations team looks like, details how to build an end-to-end employee experience, discusses the role of culture, and explains why Reddit doesn't negotiate salaries.
Kim Scott: How to Give Candid Feedback
Kim Scott, former Google exec and Apple University faculty member, shares how managers should approach giving feedback and how to build a culture of trust.
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People Management Overview
People management starts with the hiring process -- understanding what you want a new hire to add to your team, your company, and your culture. Beyond the onboarding process, people management skills are about keeping track of how your employee is feeling as they navigate the workplace, and how best to maximize their good feelings towards their work. To understand how to manage people, it’s not just about what the employee says is or isn’t working for them -- it’s also assessing their emotional state. Often, the answer is in small details -- when they come into work, how they hit their goals (or not), how they receive feedback, what they talk about during one-on-ones, how their peers describe them in performance reviews, what they choose to share in status updates, how and when and if they are praised, etc. It’s only when you look at all these people management elements do you get a full picture of how your direct reports are feeling.
4 Tips for Making Goal Setting Work
Companies that focus on goals tend to do better across the board.
Quick Tips for Creating Goals and OKRs
Here's how to make effective, useful, and -- most importantly -- achievable goals.
10 HR Influencers You Should Be Following
Here are some of HR’s most dynamic and inspiring voices on social media you totally need to add to your follow list.
How to Give Your Boss Feedback Without Sounding Like a Jerk
Giving your boss feedback can be stressful, but the right feedback may end up being beneficial to you both.
How to Make Friends at Work and Why It's Important
It can be tricky to know how to navigate friendships in the workplace. Luckily, we've got a few pointers.
How to Reduce Unconscious Bias at Work
We might not want to admit it, but unconscious biases influence a vast majority of our decisions.
How to Write Authentic and Inspiring Company Values
Values can help shape the employee experience and your brand. But what if you have writer's block?
How to Create a Performance Improvement Plan
Use these easy steps to create a plan to improve your employee's performance.