September 4th 2009

Executive Summary: The Effective HR Business Partner

This definitive report examines fully the essential aspects of business partnering, the role of HR Business Partners and their work. Guided by interviews with senior HR leaders and experiences in several organisations, a key finding is that many organisations struggle with the Ulrich model, or to make business partnering work effectively – mainly because of interpretation, understanding, preparation, capability and implementation issues.

Here, you can download and view the report’s executive summary. The full report is accessible for CRF members only. If you are not a member and are interested in discussing membership please contact Richard Hargreaves on

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