Good morning all, Nowadays I am seeing a lot of job openings mentioning required "HR Business Partner". What does it mean exactly? is there any difference for HR and this? please let me know.

Asso.prof.(commerce & Management)
Management Consultancy


These reflect the changing business expectation from HR profession. To start with, the organisations had an Administration Department to deal with people issues, Later it became a Welfare or Employee Welfare Department. At the early stages of becoming a profession it transformed to Personnel Department or Personnel & Administration Department. As the HR dimension became very crucial in organisations it developed into Human Resource Management or HRM. So far it has more or less remained as staff function i.e., advisory role. Now it is seen as a business partner and is accorded equal status with other activity centers like production, marketing, sales, procurement etc. So the metamorphosis of the function becoming more and more key determinant of the business is reflected in the newer titles it has acquired.
From India, Mumbai

Hi Hanuma,
This is another facet of Strategic Human Resources Mgt. (SHRM) which is among the syllabus of MBA-HR degree. The responsibilities attached to the portfolio is much more than HR. This is nothing but HR, but have more to synchronising with functioning of other departments like admin, operations, HR, Corporate planning etc. A brief profile of the HR-BP is attached for your ref.

From India, Bangalore

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