The HR Dictionary

Employee Management

Employee management is the process by which employers ensure workers perform their jobs to the best of their abilities so as to achieve business goals. It typically entails building and maintaining healthy relationships with employees, supervising the daily output and measuring progress. 

Employees who put in effort and produce results will improve the company's chances of success, but unmotivated and sluggish workers will hurt it. Thus, without an motivated team, a firm cannot succeed. Being a micro-manager to achieve this by managing employees closely may however cause employees to become demotivated and resentful, despite the fact that managing a diverse workforce isn't the easiest to accomplish. Additionally, being excessively soft might promote indolence and the development of unhealthy habits as well. 

Employee management frequently depends on the managers and their capacity to inspire, connect, and develop trust with their subordinates. The finest managers serve as coaches for their workforce, praising them for the outstanding work they are already doing while encouraging them to do better with below par work. Some examples of employee management include:

  • Employing the best candidate for a position in order to build the necessary competencies
  • Tracking employee performance on a daily basis to help employees reach their objectives quickly
  • Regularly monitoring and evaluating staff performance
  • Observing the daily interactions and collaborations between your staff
  • Giving workers praise when they perform well or meet the objectives
  • Training and development of employees

A HRIS or an HR software are popular platforms for employee management as it allows to conduct activities such as performance review management, PTO management, training, time & attendance tracking, and more.