Many organisations use the HR business partnering model to organise HR. HR business partners work closely with business leaders and line managers to build capabilities, plan and manage talent, and develop approaches that achieve shared organisational objectives.
This factsheet explores what HR business partnering is and how it works, both within the organisation and as part of a HR team. It explores the roots of business partnering, the role of the business partner, and looks into the drivers for - and challenges to - the HR business partnering model. Finally, it offers guidance on implementing business partnering in an organisation and how it can be used to help businesses shape positive change – for the organisation, its workers and wider society.