The Evolving Role of the HR Business Partner Working Group | Hosted by Barclays | June 19, 2018 | Westferry, Canary Wharf, E14 UHD, United Kingdom

Tuesday | June 19, 2018

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LOCATION:  Barclays | DeVere Training Centre | Westferry, Canary Wharf, E14 4HD, United Kingdom

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HR generalists who lead HR for large divisions face unique challenges. The role of the Senior/Executive HR Business Partner is evolving rapidly, making it more important than ever for these HR leaders to find new and innovative ways to solve their business challenges.

Some of the themes we plan to discuss include: 
  • How is the HRBP role changing as the HR operating model matures?
  • What are some best practices for building relationships with and leveraging HR Service Centers, Centers of Excellence, external experts, etc.?
  • What impact has technology had on how HRBPs execute their role in creating business unit HR strategies?
  • How are companies defining the role and competency differences between HR Generalist and HR Business Partner?
  • How are changes in the external environment (economic, legislative, and regulatory) impacting the way organizations think through the alignment of corporate and business unit level human capital programs? 
  • What are the approaches HRBPs are taking to some of the hot topics facing companies today (i.e. Sexual Harassment, Immigration, Workplace Flexibility/Gig workers, Automation/Robotics, etc.)?
  • What skills are the most important for HRBPs to have today? Tomorrow? 
  • How are organizations developing the next generation of executive-level HRBPs? What key development opportunities do HRBPs require?  How has the career path changed?
  • How should HRBPs best approach potentially career limiting situations? (e.g., getting caught between two powerful senior leaders, etc.)
  • How do organizations ensure best practices are shared, deployed and leveraged while recognizing the need for specific client group customization?

In preparation for the meeting, please spend some time reflecting on your own personal experiences in the above areas. Also, if you have any success stories or examples in action at your organization, please plan to share them with the rest of the participants. During the meeting, we will spend time talking about many of the above areas as well as others that are identified through the course of our conversations together. 

This working group will run from 8:30am to 3:00pm with a continental breakfast and working lunch.  The session is free of charge to CAHRS partner firms, but participation is limited to no more than twenty-five attendees.

Cornell Discussion Leader:
Beth Flynn-Ferry is Managing Director of Cornell Universitys Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS) at the ILR School.

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