This book provides a concise, engaging, and accessible introduction to human resource management which is academically rigorous and appropriate for students taking courses in HRM, business studies and related areas. In addition to covering the core issues relating to human resource management, such as recruitment and selection, training and development, and reward, the book also includes material devoted to new and emerging issues, like talent management and the effective management of staff on international assignments. It features a wide range of pedagogic features designed to enhance your knowledge of human resource management issues, including boxed skills exercises and learning activities, section summaries, suggestions for further reading, assignment and discussion questions, and a guide to key concepts. Written by a team of experts who have extensive experience of teaching, researching, and consultancy activity, the book is an essential companion when it comes to helping you to develop your understanding of human resource management topics. This new edition features a new chapter entitled 'Utilizing human resources', covering areas such as flexibility, talent management and health and safety. Adopting lecturers receive a copy of a DVD featuring video interviews with practitioners, filmed specially for the textbook.