HR Business Partnering: What it Means in Practice

HR Business Partnering: What it Means in Practice

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Webinar: £160 + VAT
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HR professionals have a crucial contribution to make to their organisations' performance. Utilising a ‘business partner’ approach can ensure that those within HR are well placed to achieve strategic impact.

The concept of HR business partnering is hardly new and whilst many understand the main elements there is still often uncertainty about how HR business partners can add real value at a day-to-day level, particularly considering the great variety of workplace environments that exist in today’s complex and globalised economy.

Moreover, of all the roles within HR, that of business partner is one of the most demanding. Successful HRBPs need to be able to demonstrate that they can build strong relationships with colleagues, have well developed organisational development & change management skills, be comfortable in coaching line managers on people matters, have the confidence to challenge colleagues on difficult issues and have a solid understanding of the wider business context.

This interactive virtual session is designed to support HR professionals with a business partner remit and those who simply want to get a better understanding of the value that business partners can add to an organisation. Over the course of 90 minutes participants will get valuable insights into the underlying principles of successful HR business partnering and the ways in which HRBP’s can achieve strategic impact through HR activities.

Webinar highlights

  • Build your understanding of what it really means to be a HR business partner
  • Identify how HR business partnering is different to other roles within HR
  • Investigate the importance of relationships, influence and profile for the successful HRBP

Maximising value

To ensure you get maximum value from our interactive webinars, you will participate in the following ways:

  •  Pre-course questionnaire - pose your questions to the panel prior to the webinar
  •  Live video streaming – follow the discussion as the panel present and share views with the audience and fellow panellists
  •  Live Q&A feed – ask questions throughout the discussion, hear more and receive clarification on discussion points
  •  Post event follow up – connect with speakers following the discussion to build relationships with local lawyers

Linked webinar discounts: This is one of a series of 3 HRBP-related webinars. Other webinars in the suite are HR Business Partnering: Adding value through measurement and data and HR Business Partnering: Building credibility and influence. Attend all three for just £399 + VAT.

  • An introduction to what HR business partner’s do in practice 
  • How HR business partnering is different to more traditional HR roles
  • Making HR strategic and linking HR activity to business outcome
  • Utilising analytical tools to determine the real business need
  • The key steps by which business partners can transition from a transactional to a strategic role
  • The importance of relationships, influence and profile for the successful HRBP
Angela Qureshi

Angela Qureshi

Angela Qureshi heads JSB’s Education sector and Strategic HR faculty. As an HR strategist and an experienced management consultant, trainer and coach, she has extensive experience at blue chip consulting firms; Ernst & Young and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and as Head of HR at a large University.

Angela’s current work includes: Delivery of a leadership development programme for senior managers, currently broadening to support a wider cultural change programme (ongoing); Supporting an HR department with a process of change to move towards a more strategically focussed, business partnering approach to HR provision, encompassed by the whole function (ongoing).  Angela brings useful experience and latest thinking from her work in an extensive range of sectors including professional services and finance.

Angela holds an MSc in Organisational Behaviour from Birkbeck College, University of London and a BSc Honours degree in Management Sciences from Warwick University.  Angela is a Level A and Level B British Psychological Society qualified Occupational Tester, and is licensed in the OPQ and MBTI instruments.

Key areas of expertise:

  • HR and organisation strategy
  • Business strategy development facilitation
  • Leadership, change management and organisation development
  • Management development skills
  • Performance management including objective setting, performance appraisal, training and development, motivation and reward
  • Operational HR including capability, discipline and grievance, sickness absence, case work, employment law for managers, recruitment and selection, role design and competency development

Special offers

Multiple booking discount

Receive a 20% discount when you book more than one event, or book more than one person on the same event. Please note this discount only applies to the lesser priced booking and when all bookings are placed together.

Registered charities

You are entitled to a 25% discount on your booking if you are a registered charity. This discount will show on your invoice once your booking is submitted. You will need your charity registration number for the booking form.

Choose the right approach for you:

Our webinars are designed to be as accessible as possible for all participants.


To join the webinar you will need to have Java installed on your computer. You can download and install Java quickly and easily here.

We use Webex to deliver our webinars. It is entirely web based - all you will need is an internet browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome. There is no requirement to download any files to use the Webex system.


You can only listen to the webinar over the internet through the Webex system, for which you will need headphones or speakers. A conference call dial in option is not available.

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