Human resource management (HRM) is primarily concerned with the direction and development of people within organizations, focusing on policies and systems for recruiting, training, supervising, evaluating, motivating and compensating employees as well as attending to labor relations needs, health and safety issues, and fair employment laws. The Human Resource Management Study Brief is intended for business students and professionals interested in working in the human resources (HR) field. This concise guide compiles a wealth of information in one convenient resource, featuring the most up to date figures found in current textbooks and online resources. It provides a succinct overview of major HR functions, systems and strategies that are presented in an organized and easy-to-follow format supported by clarifying visuals and with quick access to definitions of key terms. Topics covered include history of human resource management; organizational leadership; human resource management theories and strategies; talent acquisition and management; training and development; performance management and measurement; compensation and benefits; employee and labor relations; ethics and fair treatment; employee monitoring (biometrics); HR audits and analytics; and typical careers paths in the human resources field.