This study guide provides an overview of the most important topics and current debates covered in Human Resource Management (HRM) field. It aims to focus on one of the most important assets in organisations: people. The guide provides an understanding of what HRM is, how it functions and how people can be effectively managed as a resource in the 21st Century. It concentrates on the basics of organisational behaviour and HRM. It approaches HR issues by laying down the basic organisational factors that affect employees at work.