Join Michael McLernon for an in-depth discussion in this video A progressive HR organization, part of HR as a Business Partner.
- I want to start by first explaining…how the role of an HR business partner can vary.…The size of the organization…and the overall structure of HR can change things up a bit.…In larger companies, let's say over 1,000 employees,…the business partner role usually sits…within its own organization within HR.…These people were historically referred to as field HR…or HR generalists.…The model that is considered best in class…includes three major groups…or three legs of a stool, so to speak,…each providing a specialized service to the organization,…HR operations,…centers of expertise,…and business partners.…
Let me take you through each of these groups.…The first leg of the stool is HR operations,…also referred to as an HR service center or talent services.…This group is responsible…for maintaining the record-keeping systems…and executing the processes that support HR transactions,…such as job postings, promotions,…leaves of absence, or manager changes.…This group also typically serves…as the front line for questions like…
Instructor Michael McLernon discusses the function of HR within an organization, and the skills needed to be successful as an HR business partner, regardless of company size or structure. In addition, he goes over the primary role of an HR business partner, highlighting specific areas where this role can add value to a business. Michael also covers how to engage with leaders, managers, and employees on key talent initiatives such as organization design, performance management, and employee engagement. Finally, he shows how to assess the impact of your efforts, and modify your approach as your organization—or the scope of your role—changes.
- Serving your clients
- Establishing credibility and trust
- Areas of focus for an HR business partner
- Facilitating organizational change
- Supporting talent decision processes
- Training and empowering managers
- Scaling and assessing your efforts
- Partnering internally
- Measuring your impact
- Tailoring your approach