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People Management Training Course



Gain – Practical skills and knowledge for people management   

Purpose – Develop and enhance your people management skills and Emotional Intelligence to improve morale and productivity  

Audience– Any person who manages people in large companies, SMEs or the public sector that wants to develop their people management skills   

Expertise – Delivered by our trainers, who have first-hand experience in people management  

Delivery – Virtual classroom or in-person training.

(People Management Online E-Learning Course Bundle also available)

CostContact us for a quote.


People-management skills can often make or break a company. Bad people management can affect productivity, disengage employees, and stifle innovation. 

Our course is designed for anyone working in SMEs, large companies, or the public sector. Our people management course equips the learner with knowledge and skills to motivate existing staff, conduct recruitment, carry out performance and probation appraisals, build effective working relationships, manage conflict, and effectively impact and influence others. 

Understanding people is a necessary quality in management. It involves focusing on emotional intelligence, inclusivity, critical thinking, communication, and relationship management.

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On completion of this course, participants will have an increased understanding of people management skills and emotional intelligence in the workplace. The aim is to increase employee morale and productivity through effective people management skills.

The duration of courses can be adapted to suit your business needs.

About the course

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to manage your team effectively  
  • Successfully influence others at all levels  
  • Be more impactful in a range of work situations  
  • A clear understanding of how to impact and influence your peers  
  • Improved collaboration and teamwork   
  • Be able to deal with difficult people and personalities 

Course details

Our people management course is made up of 2 X 2-hour sessions and includes the following topics:


Session one  

  • Management Challenges   
  • Recruitment   
  • Training   
  • Probation Management   
  • Performance management   

Session Two  

  • People Management Skills  
  • Work Support and Supervision  
  • Engagement  
  • Impact and Influence
  • Top Expert Tips  

Who is the course for?

The course is designed for anyone who manages people who work in SMEs, large companies, or the public sector.

New or existing managers and supervisors who wish to gain knowledge and skills on best practices in people management. If you want to develop people, lead change, inspire others, and manage the employee lifecycle, then this course is for you.

Skills gained

This people management course develops the skills required to manage and lead people in today’s world. You will gain skills such as:

  • Build lasting relationships
  • Develop people
  • Lead change
  • Inspire others
  • Think critically
  • Communicate clearly
  • Create accountability   

Benefits of the course

  • Experts: Delivered by a team of experts with hands-on experience in managing people. One point of contact during your journey.
  • Best Practice: Gain best-practice people management skills and knowledge on current legislation and related people management topics.
  • Communication: Explore the art of asking the right questions to gain results that support business strategy. Our managing director is the author of The Art of Asking the Right Questions reminding you of key questions you need to ask throughout the employment journey.
  • Time Management: Management of oneself, your team, and tasks are key skills required in managing and leading people. We explore these areas in detail, which support productivity, and effectiveness and reduce stress.

Providing HR Support For Almost 20 Years

Get in Touch

We would love to hear from you. You can contact us as below:

The HR Suite, 13 Upper Baggot Street,
2nd Floor, Dublin 4. DO4 W7K5

The HR Suite, Pier 17 Dingle Road,
Tralee, Co. Kerry. V92 R6DX (HQ)

The HR Suite, 12 South Mall,
Centre, Cork. T12 RD43

[email protected]+353 (0)1 901 4335+353 (0)66 7102887

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What is people management?

People management is the practice of recruiting, training, developing, engaging and retaining employees by optimising their talents to support business growth. People are the heart of most companies and without effective leadership, the functionality of the company would diminish. 

A people manager’s goal is to empower employees to be the best version of themselves, which can have a huge impact on the company’s bottom line. If a team is poorly managed, this can negatively impact business and often lead to high employee turnover and burnout. A well-managed team will improve morale and optimise business opportunities.

How can I learn people management?

Several qualities make up an effective people manager. These would include integrity, communication, emotional intelligence, consciousness, and empowerment.  

While lots of skills can be gained on the job it is important to gain best-practice knowledge and skills through the likes of classroom learning or e-learning. It is important to seek feedback from a coach/mentor who can point out areas of growth.

Is people management the same as HR?

People management focuses on people’s behaviour, skill and leadership whereas human resource management focuses on the practical aspects; legal, ethical and structural.  

People management can be seen as a subcategory of HR as it includes elements of learning and development.  

Both areas are involved in the recruitment process but the role of each differs slightly. People managers guide HR outlining the competencies required for different roles and HR seeks the ideal candidate.  

People managers engage with HR regularly during probation, performance management and when identifying training needs.

What else does The HR Suite do?

As we are one of Ireland’s leading HR consultants, we provide many HR services such as having an employment law consultant assigned to your company, helping with your recruitment process, or any general HR services your company would like to outsource.

We also conduct HR Training courses.  Some of them include an employment law course, leadership development programme, workplace wellbeing course, people management course, management development programme, diversity and inclusion training, time management course, conflict management course, menopause in the workplace training, performance management course and plenty more. Check them out on our HR training page.

Maybe you aren’t ready to commit to a course just yet and want some light reading on a particular topic, then our blog is the perfect place to begin. We currently have blogs about annual leave in Ireland, understanding what to wear to an interview, disciplinary procedures and grievance procedures.