In my previous roles, i have always been associated with core business functions (Technology, Supply chain operations etc.). However, in my new role, I am currently business partner to our non-core functions like Finance, HR, Legal, Corporate affairs, IT etc. What I have realised is that in this role, its slightly more challenging in terms of what value can be created as the outcomes from these functions are not similar to those of core functions. For example, in sales you have certain KPIs and people related actions like capability development and incentive commissions etc. can be interpreted through overall sale numbers.
However, with non-core functions, their role is more of a supporting function to the core functions. So what could be some of the things an HRBP for such functions do to bring about tangible value that's beyond the core HR expectations (training and development, succession planning, performance management etc.)