The People Management

As a manager, it’s not always inherently easy to understand how to best lead and communicate with your team. You don’t become a great manager overnight—you have to work at it just like anything else you want to excel at. This book will teach you everything you need to know about becoming a better manager and leader of people.


The People Management Handbook is your guide to becoming a better and more effective manager. It covers a wide variety of topics intended to help you excel in the area of people management. In this book, you will learn:

  • How to boost employee happiness and retention

  • The skills you need to become a better manager

  • Why investing in employee development is important

  • How to gracefully and legally fire bad apples

  • Why a good employee onboarding system matters

  • How to increase productivity throughout your team


The People Management Handbook is comprised of the following chapters:

Chapter 1

The Management Skills You Need To Lead Your Team

Chapter 2

How To Write An Effective Employee Handbook

Chapter 3

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Great Employees

Chapter 4

Employee Benefits: Everything You Need To know To Stay Competitive

Chapter 5

Employee Onboarding Best Practices Every Business Owner Needs To Know

Chapter 6

The Complete Guide To Employee Development

Chapter 7

A Quick Guide To Effective Employee Engagement

Chapter 8

How to Manage a Disgruntled Employee

Chapter 9

How To Fire an Employee: Everything You Need To Know

Chapter 10

How To Battle Employee Turnover

Chapter 11

How To Train Your Employees To Become Managers

Chapter 12

How To Measure & Boost Employee Satisfaction

What Others Are Saying

I loved reading it because it offered tons of actionable information that I could apply to my business right away. Since reading the book and implementing some of the tips, I’ve noticed a new energy among our team. More happy faces, more productivity, less excuses. It’s great!

-Steve Matteson, Manager

My favorite part about it was that I could skip around and focus on chapters that I knew would help me and my team. I don’t typically have the time or interest to sit down and read a book all the way through, but this book was incredibly easy to digest. A huge value to my team and business.

-Sarah Thompson, Small Business Owner

Why You Need This Book

Your employees deserve a manager who invests in their happiness, wellness, and success. Being a manager isn’t hard—but being a great manager is. If you want to build a team of loyal, motivated people who are proud to work for you and proud to represent your business, then you can’t just be an average manager—you have to be great. This book will help you get there.


  • Who is this book for?

    This book is intended for any business owner or manager leading a team of employees.

  • How long is this book?

    This book is made up of 11 chapters. It is 60+ pages and around 20K words.

  • How much does this book cost?

    99 cents for Kindle, $14.99 for print.

  • What kind of topics are covered?

    Employee retention, onboarding, hiring, firing, motivation, productivity, and more.

  • Why should I read it?

    If you want to build a better, happier, more successful and loyal team, you need this book. It will educate you on a wide variety of management topics that you can use to become a better business owner and leader.

  • Why did you write this book?

    To help business owners and managers build stronger teams and more successful businesses.

  • Where should I go for more tips and advice?

    For even more ideas on employee engagement, management, HR, and business growth, visit the When I Work blog.

About The Author

Chad Halvorson is the Founder & CEO of When I Work, a company that makes work less work for the hourly workforce. Over 40,000 businesses rely on When I Work to schedule, communicate, and track time with their employees. Over the past decade, Chad has successfully built 3 multi-million dollar companies, all of which are still operating today. As an experienced entrepreneur and business leader, Chad has gained valuable knowledge experience in the areas of employee management and looks forward to sharing his ideas, tactics, and techniques with other business owners looking to strengthen their own teams.

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