HR governance is a relatively new concept that has been drawing increased attention since the human resource management norm “ISO 30408” was published in 2016. The few existing literature sources address the concept in a rather vague and fragmented way. In order to make any real use of the HR governance concept in theory and practice, a consistent definition is necessary that clearly and fully outlines the content and meaning of the term. A useful definition of HR governance must integrate aspects along three different lines. First, it should integrate HR governance with the associated concepts of (corporate) governance, general management and human resource management (HRM), precisely explaining how the four interrelate.