Take your partners and advance

Hennessy, Jo
January 2009
People Management;1/29/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p24
This article offers guidelines for entering human resource (HR) business partnerships. It advises to select HR business partnering for the right reasons. It references a survey which found that more than two-thirds of respondents reported that business partnering was adopted to support business strategy and improve either organizational or HR performance. It also suggests to ensure role clarity for players involved in the delivery of the business partner model.


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