September 4th 2009

The Effective HR Business Partner

This definitive report examines fully the essential aspects of business partnering, the HR business partner role 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 the HR business partner role work effectively - mainly because of interpretation, understanding, preparation, capability and implementation issues.

Topics covered by this report include:
• The changing context of the HR business partner role
• What customers want from the HR business partner role
• The most common issues with the HR business partner role
• Business partner structures
• The effects of technology on the HR business partner role and structure
• The HR business partner role capabilities and mindset
• Sourcing and developing HR business partners
• Measuring and evaluating the HR business partner role

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