The HR Business Partner role has been evolving since the 1990s and is now firmly established and well understood within the HR function. What is perhaps less well understood is what it takes to be an exceptional, high performing HR Business Partner. What are the skills, knowledge and attributes of the best? (And if you are an HRBP and want to see how equipped you are for the future – check out our HRBP Diagnostic!)
In our experience many organisations find that there is still a way to go before the role of HR Business Partner is operating as they would like.
The key challenges facing the HRBP role tend to be:
Whilst significant, these challenges are not insurmountable. And when you find that great HRBP, they find ways of coping with, or getting round them – or making them go away!
We’ve put together an example job spec for a HR Business Partner which you might find a useful starting point.
Do you think you are someone who could equip our leaders to thrive in this new world of work and help us create the conditions for our people to do their best work?
We’re not interested in HR qualifications, whether you have a degree, what size organisations you’ve worked for or which sector you’ve got experience in. What we care about is that you understand how people tick and how to create innovative solutions that enable them to perform.
What matters to us is someone who demonstrates:
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