Many organisations use business partnering as their key HR operating model. Business partners align with business leaders to enhance workforce performance, foster and nurture strategic people enablers such as talent, leadership, learning and culture, as well as develop people solutions, to achieve organisational objectives.
This factsheet explores what business partnering is and how it works, both as a model and a mindset. It covers the roots of business partnering, the role of the business partner, and the original business partnering model. It also offers guidance on implementing business partnering and how it can help businesses shape positive change to people, performance and business practices.
This factsheet was last updated by Steve George: Digital Learning Portfolio Manager, HR and Employment Law, CIPD
Steve manages content for all CIPD’s HR and Employment Law learning. He is a CIPD associate member.
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