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HR Business Partnering Programme


3 Days 


Effective HR business partnering is about developing a new mindset and new skills rather than adopting a model. Building on a consultative approach with other managers and the organisation, business partners think strategically and draw on their credibility to influence at a senior level. But operating as a business partner requires a vastly different array of skills compared to more transactional forms of HR service delivery. It requires a much deeper and broader understanding of your organisation, the ability to work alongside all levels of management, greater self-awareness and impact, expertise in creating and leading change and the maintenance of a business focus.


This highly practical programme uses real life examples to provide the delegates with valuable information on how partnering operates in practice. It will help delegates to build the skill set of an effective business partner and benchmark their current experience against best practice and other organisation’s activities. Delegates will also discover ways to develop and progress as HR business partners, both personally, and within their organisations.


  • To introduce HR Business Partnering as a key HR process.

  • To take advantage of practical tools, tips and techniques to increase performance.

  • To understand the role of the HR business partner and explore the key competencies in depth.

  • To develop tools and techniques that will help delegates to become effective business partners.

  • To put in place a personal development plan to support a HR business partnering development.

  • To understand the global challenges facing HR today.


  • Understanding what is meant by 'HR business partnering' and its impact on your day-to-day work.

  • Improved knowledge, skills and attitude.

  • Increased productivity.

  • Understanding how to integrate your functional HR strategy into that of your organisation.

  • Supporting business goals.

  • Understanding the requirements of an HR Business Partner.

  • Adapting key competencies for a successful transition from operational to strategic HR.

  • Overcoming resistance.

  • Practical skills and confidence in using processes that can be carried back to the workplace.

Areas Covered

Day 1

  • HR transformation trends—global and regional survey results

  • The roles of HR business partner

  • Enablers of successful business partnering

  • RBS and KPMG case studies

  • Characteristics and skills of an effective HR business partner

  • Key competencies of an HR business partner

  • HR transformation - is it driving business performance?

Day 2

  • HR transformation and strategic change management

  • Motivation and team building

  • Implementing creativity and innovation for change

  • The role of HR business partner in talent management, succession planning and organisational development

​Day 3

  • Managing multi-generational diversity - challenges for HR

  • Nokia case study

  • Leading and developing employees

  • Building influence within teams, the wider organisation and professional networks

Who Should Attend

  • This programme is equally suited for existing HR business partners looking to expand their pool of knowledge and skill, as well as for the new HR business partners, currently aspiring to this role; or HR professionals looking to introduce partnering into their organisations.

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