The HR function has been evolving since the 1990s and is now firmly established and well understood. What is perhaps less well understood is what it takes to be an exceptional, high performing HR Business Partner. What are the skills, knowledge and attributes of the best?
In our experience many organisations find that there is still a way to go before the role of HR Business Partner is operating as they would like. These are some of the key challenges we hear from our clients about the challenges they believe face HR professionals or they see their HR teams facing;
- Lack of manager capability and the desire to compensate for this
- A difficulty in challenging or disagreeing with business leaders or managers when they are also ‘the client’
- Lack of good data and insight
- Feeling you have to take the roles of nursemaid or compliance police
- Too many initiatives, rules, process & complexity
- Overwhelmed by transactional demands
- One size fits all cycle of activity (appraisals, reward, engagement survey etc.) that don’t meet the business needs
- Lack of external stimulation – trends, insight and innovation
- Archaic and clunky line manager self-service systems.
If these issues resonate with you, then you may want to join our HR Influencers Club!
We are a group of experienced HR Directors and HR professionals and we have set up the HR Influencers Club for people working in HR who are serious about their role and their career in HR. If that’s you, then you’ll want to work with a group of like-minded HR professionals to learn about emerging best practices and HR trends, share ideas, expertise and knowledge as well as hear and learn about the latest employment law updates from our legal team; Freeths in Oxford.
Between us, we have over 100 years of HR experience at HR Director level and have managed and coached HR teams to succeed. Whether you’re an experienced HR professional looking to join a trusted peer group and learn from your peers or new to HR, then we’ve got you covered.
We keep our HR Influencers Clubs small (a maximum of 20 people per club) so that there’s plenty of interaction and opportunities to discuss and debate issues and learn from each other as well as from our talented team. This program runs with 6 meetings a year held between 10am-2pm and includes lunch. The meetings will either be held virtually or at Freeths in Oxford/Milton Keynes who are sponsoring the HR Influencers Club.
18th June 2021 – Employment Law Principles
2nd July 2021 – Recruitment Masterclass
10th September 2021 – Coaching Skills for HR
1st October 2021 – Culture, Values and Employee Engagement
5th November 2021 – Demonstrating how HR adds Value to the Business
3rd December 2021 – What’s on the HR agenda?
Want to join us? Why not take a look at the program in more detail here; https://merakihr.com/events/the-hr-influencers-program/
or book a call with Emma, the Founder and MD of Meraki HR here to confirm your membership of the HR Influencers Club; http://bit.ly/EmmaDiary