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Difference between HRM & HRD
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Chrm Message From: sonia_sharma Total Posts: 34 Join Date: 07/08/2007
Rank: Executive Post Date: 03/03/2008 08:06:07 Points: 170 Location: United States

Hello All,

I have always been intrigued by this question and have found answers but I would like to know what practitioner of HR have to say to my query.

What is the difference between Human Resource Management and Human Resource
Development  ?

Thanks in advance


Chrm Message From: Lakshman.hrm Total Posts: 28 Join Date: 07/08/2007  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 03/03/2008 08:07:25 Points: 140 Location: United States

HRM basically attempts to creat a generalist role includng all functions from Recruitmant to termination (Which incl. T & D As well)

But HRD rather means that 1. Performance Mgt. 2. T & D 3. Career Development

But in some cases these two terms are overlapping.

Chrm Message From: rajasekar Total Posts: 57 Join Date: 07/08/2007  
Rank: Manager Post Date: 03/03/2008 08:08:33 Points: 285 Location: United States


HRD is a proactive concept, which underlines the very belief that human talent is the most imp resource of any organization and therefore there has to be a commitment for the development of the same on a continuous basis

Whereas HRM is more a reactionary concept, it stops only at management of the talent pool.


Chrm Message From: ngodavinet Total Posts: 9 Join Date: 07/08/2007  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 15/04/2009 09:06:29 Points: 45 Location: United States

HRM deals with the day to day operations of the human resources department. This curriculum would include bus. law, compensation, employee relations, benefits, and medical etc.

HRD : Human Resource Development deals with the training and the developmental aspect of employees. Most HRD curriculum include classes like T & D, organizational dev., industrial psy.


Chrm Message From: riyagoodies Total Posts: 2 Join Date: 07/08/2007  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 09/02/2010 14:37:58 Points: 10 Location: United States
HRM is a Reactive function while HRD is a Pro Active one.
HRM IS THE responsibility of HR manager only,while HRD is the responsibility of all the managers,it is pervasive activity.
HRM deals with Recruitment,selection ,placement,training,development,compensation,conflict resolution,industrial dispute,HRD on the other hand is a part of it which deals with Training Development,performance appraisal,career development etc.

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