HR Business Partners & Their Specialties

Monday, 16 July 2012 12:00 Written by
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These days, we hear the term HR Business Partner very often, but still some people misapprehend with the term. These people bring specialties to the organization in one or the other way. From aligning HR & business strategy to managing transformations & changes, these HR partners take care of various responsibilities and make sure that they meet their key business priorities.

Types of Business Partners:

• Strategic Partner: This HR business partner aligns HR & business strategies. He helps provide perspective to business changes and also evaluates the business cases for impacts. He understands business strategy that revolves around trade-offs and choices and also understands how the organization operates and generates value.

• Administrative Expert: This expert re engineers organizational processes. A person with such skills in designing organizational structures, processes and other sections helps improve productivity of the company and provide it a competitive advantage, as well.

• Employee Champion: This HR business partner listens and responds to employees and provides them with various resources. This kind of active working with candidates promotes employee engagement, develops key talent and ultimately improves productivity.


With A Pinch Of Modernism

If we reflect on modern HR professionals, then business acumen and business literacy are important factors that must be considered. So, these professionals should have problem solving skills so that they can provide an objective opinion on a business situation, where assistance is required.

In addition to this, HR business partners should also have skills like business strategy, business acumen, management and leadership, problem solving, change management and organizational design. This facilitates in having an exceptional insight into what an organization needs to improve within internal alignment for a better performance.

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