The HR Business Partner

Short course


£ 550 + VAT


  • Type

    Short course

  • Duration

    1 Day

According to the CIPD the Business Partner model is the most commonly adopted HR service delivery model, with almost 50% of organisations employing business partners in their ranks. Suitable for: HR directors and managers, HR officers and advisors, HR business partners, compensation and benefits experts, resourcing specialists

About this course

"Exceeded expectations" HR Partner - Wiltshire College

"Very engaging, useful insight into what makes a good HR business Partner" Senior HR Officer - European Bank of Reconstruction and Development

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  • HR Practices
  • Business Partner

Teachers and trainers (1)

Angela  Qureshi

Angela Qureshi

Head of HR

HR strategist and an experienced management consultant, trainer and coach, having extensive experience at two blue chip consulting firms, Ernst & Young and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and as Head of HR at a large University in addition to her work at JSB. Angela holds an MSc in Organisationa

Course programme

09:00 - Registration and coffee
09:30 - Welcome, introduction and outline of objectives
10:00 - Operating as an HR business partner: classifying the characteristics
· Exploring what HR partnering is: its various forms and how to use it
· How partnering differs from traditional HR
· What does it take to become an effective business partner: key skills, knowledge, attributes and values
· Recognising the benefits of partnering for yourself and your organisation

10:45 - Getting HR into the heart of the business: knowing the business inside-out

· Equipping yourself with an in-depth knowledge of your business
· Interacting with the business to identify needs: understanding your immediate business team and their drivers
· Delivering to the business: understanding the bigger organisational context and the future vision and strategy of the company

11:30 - Coffee

11:45 - Approaches to help you assess your priorities as a business partner
· Analysing where you are now, where you need to be and how to get there
· Your structure and staffing issues
· Lessons learned from organisations that have successfully implemented partnering

12:30 - Lunch

13:30 - Making a connection between activity and achievements: measuring your contribution to the business
· Offering innovations and ideas for change: adding value to the business
· Measuring the impact of HR initiatives against business results
· Knowing what innovative HR practices other firms are using: adapting those to your organisation

14:15 - Using key techniques for building relationships as an HR business partner

· Working alongside managers in the business: forming excellent relationships with managers in the business
· Building strong networks, both within and outside business
· Using relationships as your communication channels within the business: keeping you informed and ahead of events

15:15 - Coffee

15:30 - Building credibility: influencing decisions as an HR business partner
· Increasing your credibility within the business and enhancing your career opportunities
· Influencing decisions as an HR business partner

16:15 - Action planning

· Your key actions to be implemented when returning to work

16:30 - Close of seminar

The HR Business Partner

£ 550 + VAT