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Transforming Human Resources How HR Can Become Business Aligned

Organisations that are considering the transformation of their Human Resources function typically look to either create an internal or outsourced Shared Service function and/or introduce the Business Partner role. However, experience shows that both approaches can often result in a needlessly extended transition period as the wider impact on relationships within the HR function and between the HR function and line managers is ignored. The benefits to an organisation of transforming HR can be realised if there is clear understanding of the goals of the programme, there is clarity of the various roles within the new function and line managers are involved at every stage of the process.

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

This highly interactive and innovative workshop will equip attendees with the knowledge, tools and techniques to either begin an Human Resources transformation or improve their existing HR model. It also powerfully impacts on the participant’s ability to undertake any role within a transformed HR function. Delegates are warned that this intensive course will require some work in the evenings to critically examine both what their organisations require of their HR function as well as evaluating their own existing skill set. Participants will be encouraged and supported to build a personal development plan for future success.

Who should attend?

Senior HR strategy leaders. Senior Human Resources, Training, and Employee Development professionals.Any professional moving into a Business Partner, Centre of Expertise or Shared Service role.

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation

The development of the HR organisation
The seminal work of Ulrich
The influence of Legge, Lawler, Caldwell and others
Recent research

Transforming HR in organisations
The transformed HR model in practice - typical applications
Case studies and participant experiences

The impact on organisations
Recent research on the financial impact of ‘transformed’ HR models on organisations
The role of HR
Organisational, environmental and individual influences on choosing and successfully implementing the ‘right’ HR model

The impact on HR professionals
The changing role of the HR professional
Clarifying the roles – Business Partner, Specialist, Operational
Creating the right mindset – business and HR

The transformed HR function
The six key ‘talents’ required by HR to become effective
Core competencies
The importance of starting with the business
Creating a true partnership – understanding the unique knowledge that HR brings to a business
Using HR strategic planning approaches to building credibility

Personalised Feedback
Participants will be offered individual coaching to build a development plan for success
Participants will be offered the opportunity to discuss their experiences and work through either fellow delegate issues or case studies

Benefits to you

• Understand that there is no one ‘type’ of HR model and that your right type will be based on the needs of your business
• Understand how HR can impact an organisation, the perception of HR and the professionals who work within the function
• Understand how to measure the success of both your Human Resources function and the HR professionals within it
• Gain an insight into your own HR skill set and receive professional help in building a personal development plan for future success
• Practice skills and gain confidence in using processes that can be carried back to the workplace

Companies already benefiting include:

Duration of Course

2 Day Course

Course details

This course is currently only available as an in-house option. For more information, and a quote, contact our team on +44 (0)20 3002 3057, or by email at

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"This course will allow my company to develop its existing strategies to a much greater and hopefully profitable level."

Managing Director, Tarmac