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The HR Business Partner

Gain access to the knowledge and skills to operate as an effective business partner and benchmark your experiences against those of other organisations

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Price: £495 + VAT    
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*** Important Updates****

Please note that the 2021 courses will be now delivered virtually. Contact us on 020 7549 2549 or email for more information and to book. Price: £495+VAT | €595 +VAT | $595 +VAT

According to the CIPD, the Business Partner model is the most commonly adopted HR service delivery model, with almost 50% of organisations employing business partners in their ranks.

But operating as an HR business partner requires a vastly different array of skills compared to more transactional forms of HR service delivery.

It requires a much deeper and broader understanding of your organisation, the ability to work alongside all levels of management, greater self-awareness and impact, expertise in creating and leading change and the maintenance of a business focus. Not an easy set of skills to develop!

One of our most popular HR events, this expert seminar will help you build this skill set and benchmark your current experience against best practice and other organisation`s activities.

  • Understand what is meant by `HR business partnering` and its impact on your day-to-day work
  • Gain a better understanding of the requirements of an HR Business Partner - and how to ensure smooth implementation
  • Adapt key competencies for a successful transition from operational to strategic HR
  • Develop a new set of competencies: including business acumen, change management and relationship building
  • Learn how other organisations have successfully implemented partnering: HR interventions that make a difference
  • Overcoming resistance and relaying a positive message

Registration and coffee


Welcome, introduction and outline of objectives


Operating as an HR business partner: classifying the characteristics

  • Exploring what HR partnering is: its various forms and how to use it
  • How partnering differs from traditional HR
  • What does it take to become an effective business partner: key skills, knowledge, attributes and values
  • Recognising the benefits of partnering for yourself and your organisation

Getting HR into the heart of the business: knowing the business inside-out

  • Equipping yourself with an in-depth knowledge of your business
  • Interacting with the business to identify needs: understanding your immediate business team and their drivers
  • Delivering to the business: understanding the bigger organisational context and the future vision and strategy of the company



Approaches to help you assess your priorities as a business partner

  • Analysing where you are now, where you need to be and how to get there
  • Your structure and staffing issues
  • Lessons learned from organisations that have successfully implemented partnering



Making a connection between activity and achievements: measuring your contribution to the business

  • Offering innovations and ideas for change: adding value to the business
  • Measuring the impact of HR initiatives against business results
  • Knowing what innovative HR practices other firms are using: adapting those to your organisation

Using key techniques for building relationships as an HR business partner

  • Working alongside managers in the business: forming excellent relationships with managers in the business
  • Building strong networks, both within and outside business
  • Using relationships as your communication channels within the business: keeping you informed and ahead of events



Building credibility: influencing decisions as an HR business partner

  • Increasing your credibility within the business and enhancing your career opportunities
  • Influencing decisions as an HR business partner

Action planning

  • Your key actions to be implemented when returning to work

Close of seminar

Angela Qureshi

Angela Qureshi

I am an HR strategist and an experienced management consultant, trainer and coach with a background at Ernst and Young and Andersen
Consulting (now Accenture). I have been working with JSB for over 15 years for clients across a wide range of sectors, and across the spectrum of HR, leadership and organisational development.

I lead JSB’s HR Business Partner Development programme initiatives. I have designed, delivered and led teams delivering HR development solutions for a number of global clients as well as for open programmes. I am also an instructor for the American Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), coaching clients through qualification as the SHRM partner provider for a number of European countries.

I am an Ashridge accredited Executive Coach, hold an MSc in Organisational Behaviour from Birkbeck, University of London, and a BSc Honours in Management Sciences from Warwick University.

The HR Business Partner is one of JSB’s most popular events, this expert seminar will help you build this skills set and benchmark your current experience against best practice and other organisation’s activities. I look forward to welcoming you on the course!

HR directors and managers, HR officers and advisors, HR business partners, compensation and benefits experts, resourcing specialists.

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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.

Technology is bringing about seismic shifts in how we communicate on both a personal and business level. This is particularly evident in how learning is consumed and JSB is committed to delivering its L&D services in a way that optimises all appropriate technology.

In each case participants receive a documentation pack which includes any presentation material alongside a supporting narrative giving useful background information.

Choose the right approach for you:

Face-to-face attendance

The most valuable form of learning delivery continues to be the face-to-face classroom-based event. Engaging with expert speakers and fellow participants in relaxed two-way discussion in a distraction-free environment offers a valuable and practical learning experience.

All JSB programmes take place in top venues in central London and participants report that they greatly value the opportunities that these events provide for learning and networking.

Virtual classroom participation

We frequently welcome participants from overseas to our London events. However, we recognise that HR professionals who are responsible for managing workforces in these countries will not always be able to make the financial and time investment necessary to attend JSB events when they run in London. You will have the opportunity to submit questions to the speaker throughout the event and will get access to the slides and documentation in exactly the same way as those in the room. All you need is a standard domestic broadband connection.

On demand access

Should you find that you can’t wait until the next event on your chosen topic, you can access a full recording of a recent live event. Again, full slides and documentation will be provided. This is an option for those who cannot attend an event on a particular day. Moreover if the learning is to be of practical value it is often the case that even those who participated on the day welcome the opportunity of accessing the material in the weeks and months following the event. It’s a great way to share content with colleagues too.

What next?

Go to our booking form and when you select the event you wish to book on, simply choose the option that best suits you. If you are interested in the on demand access, please get in touch to find out more.

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