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The HR Business Partner Handbook : A Practical Guide to Being Your Organization's Strategic People Expert - Glenn Templeman

The HR Business Partner Handbook

A Practical Guide to Being Your Organization's Strategic People Expert

By: Glenn Templeman

Paperback | 3 December 2021 | Edition Number 1

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How do I balance delivery of the HR strategy with the needs of the business? How can I solve key people issues while also becoming a true strategic HR business partner? This book has the answers.

Packed with expert advice, The HR Business Partner Handbook explains how HR Business Partners can be both the go-to people expert needed by employees and the trusted strategic ally needed by the business. This book covers how to develop an authoritative knowledge of HR practice as well as deep understanding of what the organization does and its business goals. It includes guidance on all the people fundamentals needed as well as the importance of empathy, humility and how to demonstrate leadership on moral and ethical issues. It also covers how to adapt advice and activity for different stakeholders.

This book explains how to identify the root of an HR issue and not just treat the symptoms and most importantly, how to develop solutions that work for an organization and its people. There is practical guidance on how to develop a strategic mindset, learn what to start doing and what to stop. It also features an assessment of the common pitfalls and intra-profession challenges and how HR business partners should seek to approach them. Written by an HR Business Partner, for HR Business Partners, this is an indispensable guide for everyone wanting to excel in this role and drive improvement in an organization, its leaders and HR. Finally, a 'how-to' guide for HR business partners at every stage of their career!

About the Author

Glenn Templeman has breadth and depth of HR and business partnering experience gained over a twenty-year career thinking about or being an HR business partner across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Based in London, UK, he is currently an HR consultant within the management consulting industry working with government and public sector clients.
Industry Reviews
"Developing a strategic mindset is an essential skill for all HR professionals. It is never too early to develop such a mindset and this book neatly shows you how." * Dr Dina Gray, Strategy Academic and Consultant *
"A step-by-step roadmap on how to be a simply brilliant and fulfilled HR Business Partner. Eloquent, funny and thought-provoking by turn, in an age of machine learning and HR bots, it is heartening to focus on the 'human' nature of this role and how a really effective HR partner to a business area can make a transformative difference. Sage advice for all in HR, regardless of which stage of their career." * Sarah Stacey, Director HR Business Partnering, NATS *
"A compelling read for both aspiring and practicing HR Business Partners, written in a style that is informative and relatable and equipping those navigating the perennial challenges of this keystone HR role." * Nick Sloan FCIPD, HR Transformation Specialist, Management Consulting Industry *
"A great insight into strategic thinking with practical applications and a wealth of real experiences. A valuable read for all those in HR who want to make a difference." * Nigel Daly, Fellow CIPD, HR L&D specialist *
"The HR Business Partner Handbook is one that the profession has been waiting for. It is a complete guide to understanding the depth and breadth of the role of a HR Business Partner and the value it can bring any organization. Coupled with expert insights from Glenn, it will help you to achieve day-to-day excellence through its informative and empowering approach as it sets out expectations to help anyone be an awesome HRBP. Whether you're new to HR or looking to transition from a HR generalist or specialist role, this incredibly practical guide is a must-read on your journey." * Andrew Mina, People and Customer Experience Manager, HR SaaS company *
"This is an incredibly helpful, easy-to-read book with a witty slant. It provides wise advice and is an essential read for HR professionals and people leaders alike." * Rachel Gardner-Poole, Chief Operating Officer, innovation & technology sector *
"This is an excellent read. It provides valuable insights, guidance and advice to someone starting out on the course of becoming an HR Business Partner - the sorts of insights which you don't normally get from a textbook. It gives the reader a glimpse into the author's own personal story and his views on what makes a strategic HR business partner stand out. It is thought provoking and offers a really interesting perspective." * Elaine McIlroy Employment and Immigration Law Firm Partner *

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Published: 3rd December 2021

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