Every time I talk about my definition of an HR Business Partner, I inevitably face the same question. They look at me with disbelief, skepticism, accusation and astonishment as they ask – ‘How can you not interact with employees and yet be effective?’
As an individual understanding roles in an initial career phase, I'd like to have more understanding on how does an HRBP work with teams from domains not necessarily pertaining to talent alone, for instance how is a HRBP able to contribute to a risk management team?
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Logic dictates that if the definition of an HRBP varies across organizations, the measures of success would too. In this post, I will place measures against the ideal (debatable, I know) HBRP role I talked about earlier. However, I suspect it can cut across most HRBP roles and maybe for all for of HR too. … Continue reading How to: Measure success of an HRBP
February has been crazy busy and that is an understatement. I keep thinking that the next day will be better and it ends up being just as busy. Now I have just pinned my hope on March. Almost everyone who has crossed paths with me this month, has heard me say – “March will be … Continue reading Day in the life of an HRBP #1
That is a question we would all like the answer to, wouldn’t we? I tip my hat to the person who coined this term. While Dave Ulrich popularized ‘HR Business Partners’ in the 1990s, I am not entirely sure where it first originated. Whoever did come up with the term, without doubt, takes the Oscar … Continue reading What does an HR Business Partner (HRBP) do?
All through February, we will be celebrating HRBP month right here on my blog.
Much as I hate to say this, the strategic HRBP role comes with its fair share of time sensitive transactional chores. Given the deluge of these on an erratic basis, our day can look rather messy. It is entirely possible that you walk into work with a well-planned day that pivots within 10 minutes into a … Continue reading A day in the life of an HRBP
One of my first posts on this blog talks about my dissonance with the performance improvement plan. Turns out, that post has generated more views than all others combined. Fast forward to 3 years later, I’m talking about PIP’s again – only this time, I’m talking about how to survive one. If you are on … Continue reading How to survive a performance improvement plan
If you know me, you know that this is one area I am obsessed it. B couldn’t possibly stand for anything else. I have talked incessantly about branding both here and other places. However, this time I am not going to talk about branding your company, your events, teams, programs or the like. This post … Continue reading A-Z of HRBP #B: Branding (Part 1)