HR business partnering
This factsheet was last updated in December 2012
What is HR business partnering?
HR business partnering is a process whereby HR professionals work closely with business leaders and/or line managers to achieve shared organisational objectives, in particular designing and implementing HR systems and processes that support strategic business aims. This process may involve the formal designation of ‘HR business partners’, that is HR professionals who are embedded within the business, sometimes as part of a wider process of restructuring of the HR function.
However, it is important to note that many varying definitions of HR business partnering exist and, where HR business partners operate, there are wide variations in their role.
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