What is an HR Business Partner?
HR Business Partner definition
HR Business Partners are HR professionals or organizations who work closely with an organization’s senior leaders in order to develop an HR agenda that closely supports the overall aims of the organization. The process of alignment is known as HR business partnering and may involve the HR business partner sitting on the board of directors or working closely with the board of directors and C-suite.
Communication skills are very important for HR Business Partners as they need to communicate the financial value and future worth of person-centered HR policies to the company’s leadership, as well as communicate high-level decisions down to other members of the HR department and the whole organization.
HR Business Partners are is becoming more popular as organizations become people-focused and see the value in aligning agendas toward a common goal. Commentators talk of a ‘breakdown of traditional silos’ and greater collaboration between departments, such as HR and marketing.
HR Business Partners are seen as important in this process as a progressive way to connect the HR department to other functions – since HR Business Partners often have experience in senior positions they are well-placed to communicate effectively with other senior leaders.
Bringing on an outside EXPERT HR Business Partner is the best compliment to your team and use of resources.