The article is a trial of clarifying and making order of terminology that is used in area of human resources management. This is an overview of basic definitions, conceptions and models of people management, that emerged from the beginning (XIX/XX century) to nowadays. The article is a kind of presentation of human resources management evolution. It comprises a descriptions of broad range of human resources management models beginning from classic models (Harvard and Michigan models) and finishing on strategic human resources models (orthodox model and human resources architecture, proposed by R.G. Klimecki & S. A. Litz and D.P. Lepak & S.A. Snell).