HR Business Partnering: Increasing Impact through Strategic HR Partnering
24 June @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm£299
Covid-19 Update - this training course will now be delivered online. All existing bookings will be honoured and new bookings can now be made. All content from previous face-to-face training will still be covered.
HR partnering is the role within Dave Ulrich’s HR business partnering approach concerned with aligning HR policies, processes and practices with business needs, in order to enable the ongoing transformation and success of the business. It is at the centre of HR’s ongoing quest to be more strategic, and is the key differentiator between HR being vitally important and totally irrelevant.
The role can and should be undertaken by HR directors, centre of excellence specialists, people working in the job of embedded HR business partners, and HR generalists who want to be more strategic too. All of these people in these different roles then need to contribute and collaborate together, co-developing their approaches with their business clients, in order to make strategic partnering a success.
However, despite its importance, and the fact that it is over 20 years since the ‘Ulrich model’ was published, strategic HR partnering is still something most organisations and HR practitioners find difficult to implement well. Part of this is a lack of understanding about what strategic HR involves and how it can be executed.
Consequently, in many cases, the intended behaviours and impacts of this role never materialise. But there are organisations which are implementing strategic partnering well – it can be done.
Attend this seminar to catch-up with the latest thinking on HR business partnering and to fully understand what the role can look like; the mindset, skills and behaviours involved; and how HR practitioners and teams can up their strategic game.
Through leveraging these opportunities, HR can substantially increase its credibility and contribution, and the impact it has on the organisation it works within.
Five key things you will learn on this course:
|10.00-11.00 Strategic Partnering with the Business
|11.15-12.15 Taking Action to meet Strategic Needs
|1.00-2.00 Planning to Meet and Inform Business Objectives
|2.15-3.15 Using a Workshop to Develop a Strategic HR Plan together with Business Clients
|3.30-4.30 Strategic HR Measurement and Analytics
Conclusions and Action Planning
This training will run from 10.00 am - 4:30 pm with a 45 minute break for lunch at 12.15 pm and 15 minute breaks between all other sessions. Please log on to the system at 9.30 am for an initial welcome.
Trainer: Jon Ingham
Jon Ingham is an independent strategic people management and organisation development consultant. His projects often involve helping companies innovate their HR approaches responding to changes in the world of work and also to tie more closely to their own strategic needs. His work is informed by a strong belief in the potential offered from a smarter investment in people and the consequent opportunity to create new value for a business.
He has worked with companies in UK and Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, Asia and Australia. Recent clients have included a financial services firm where HR had to sign up to providing half of the firm’s planned financial growth. Also, acting in an interim head of organisation development capacity for a leading retailer, planning for the introduction of a new digital business strategy.
Other activities include providing in-house and open training programmes. His Symposium courses have included strategic HR; digital HR, HR business partnering; people planning, measurement, analytics and reporting; HR and innovation; HR and social media; organisation design and development; process design; employee experience, change management, and specific courses on recruitment, learning, performance management and reward.
Jon has BA in Psychology, a Masters in Engineering and an MBA. He has frequently been recognised a leading influencer in HR, and he was listed as the 7th most influential UK HR Thinker in 2013. HR Examiner includes him in its list of the top 100 global HR influencers and states “Ingham is still early in his career. It’s not outrageous to imagine him as the next Ulrich.”