HR Business Partner Skills Development


The challenge of adding real value to business performance

Human Resource functions are under the microscope in today’s competitive business environment. In response HR professionals must raise their levels of service delivery performance substantially.

It is not enough to just deliver good day to day transactional services. These days if you are not clearly adding value it is not long before someone starts asking challenging questions about the value-added nature of HR.

The bottom line is that business leaders want more from their HR functions.

Yet many human resources functions have difficulty in establishing a valuable business role. In some organisations the HR role is still hampered by a ‘brand image’ that it is “too reactive, administrative, and distanced from the business”!

The vital link between HR and the business strategy

HR professionals face a daily conundrum: balancing the tactical requirements of a service function with the strategic needs of their organisation.

Too often the tactical issues prevail. Managing the real day-to-day issues of staffing levels, recruitment and a host of administrative problems stand in the way of the strategic concerns of the HR professional.

There is a widespread recognition that the HR function must be linked clearly to the business strategy. Aligning people to strategy, creating the right culture, and developing future organisation capabilities are critical for success.

Senior HR professionals must address the strategic challenges of how to structure and organise the enterprise, reward and manage people, grow the leadership pipeline, reduce costs and improve productivity.

High performance business partner skills are essential

Writers such as Dave UIrich have had a huge impact in shaping the scope and role of today’s HR professional. Many large HR functions have introduced Ulrich’s ideas about shared service centres and functional areas of excellence.

However, in many cases these changes are often nothing more than cosmetic re-branding exercises. Job titles are changed but the actual day to day behaviours and practices too often remain the same.

The development of High Performance Business Partner and Consulting Skills are essential for those HR professionals who want to succeed as value adding members of the business team.

The HR Business Partner and Internal Consultancy Skills Programme

Performance Dynamics has pioneered and developed a unique and highly successful HR Business Partner and Internal Consultancy Skills Programme.

This Programme equips HR professionals to operate as real Business Partners. It covers the range of essential business partnering and consulting practices from the initial ‘client’ contact through to problem diagnosis and the managing of successful change initiatives and projects.

The Programme’s success is based on its highly experiential nature. The Programme offers hands-on experience of how to develop stronger stakeholder relationships by utilising the skill set of a Business Partner and Internal Consultant.

We run this Programme on a global basis with some of the world’s top businesses.

Business Partner & Internal Consultancy Skills 3 Day Programme Outline

Who should attend

HR professionals who are required to:

Programme Objectives

At the end of the programme participants will:

Programme Benefits

Attending this programme will enhance your: