HR as a Strategic Business Partner

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Bola Michael
Management Consultant, United Kingdom

HR as a Strategic Business Partner

I am carrying out a diagnosis on my organisation to find out how HR as a strategic business partner can lead to competitive advantage. Does anyone have an idea how to go about it?


Luis R. Villegas H.
Consultant, Mexico

Strategic Business Partner.

Since a "competitive advantage" today is very much related to the intangible benefits that an asset can bring to your company, I would analyse each potential partner against the 4 major Balanced Scorecard perspectives: Financial, Customer, Business Process and Learning and Growth.
I would create a "Strategic Partner Selection Matrix": The rows would be the potential partners; the columns would be the sets of criteria for selection in each of the 4 perspectives mentioned above.
When you create the sets of criteria for each perspective, remember that the objective is to know how a potential business partner can impact your organisation. If you grade your potential partners in all the criteria you will be able to determine which is the best.
A tip: You may build the criteria sets from the performance measures already defined within your company.
Any doubts? Do not hesitate to ask.

Bola Michael
Management Consultant, United Kingdom

HR as Strategic Business Partner

Thanks Luis, that's a brilliant idea. I am planning to measure my organisation HR based on the Ulri... Sign up

Ullhas Pagey
CxO / Board, India

HR as a strategic Partner

To the extent you can co-relate the impact of your HR interventions with the top line and bottom lin... Sign up

Luis R. Villegas H.
Consultant, Mexico

HR Strategic Business Partner

Probably I did not understand your issue. But Dave Ulrich's philosophy about HR as Strategic Busines... Sign up

Ludwig G, Germany


First consider (and discuss) if the organization is adopting a shareholder value view or a stakehold... Sign up

Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

Strategic Human Resource Management

Good points... Yet another angle to Strategic Human Resource Management is presented by the RBV of B... Sign up

Bongani, South Africa

Strategic Human Resource Management Questions

Hi all, what's also really fundamental to Strategic HR is a comprehensive look into the entire emplo... Sign up

Strategy Consultant, India

Diagnosing HR as a Strategic Business Partner

The expected end result of the diagnosis process is to ensure whether the workforce is committed to ... Sign up

Emmanuel Guobadia
Management Consultant, Nigeria

HR Business Partnering versus HR Shared Service Center

Hi Bola, the HR Business Partnering approach is a way of assigning or seconding HR Executives to the... Sign up

Natasha Shabdeen
Manager, Bermuda

HR Shared Services Model

@Emmanuel Guobadia: Hi, I am very interested in learning more about the HR Shared Services model you... Sign up


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