People Team

Definition

The people team is in charge of creating a healthy and productive workplace that attracts and develops talent. They also handle HR tasks from recruiting to employee management.

The structure of a people team may differ across companies. For smaller companies, it could be a team of 1-3 recruiters who coordinate, hire, onboard, train, and develop alongside an office manager who handles the day-to-day life at work. As companies scale, the people teams could grow and create an entire people operations function. Depending on each company’s goals, it might make sense to create specialized roles inside the people team.