HR as a Business Partner
You’ve likely heard that YOU, the HR professional, are a strategic business partner. But what does that really mean? When your fellow team members mention the strategic direction of the company, where do you fit in?
Human Resources brings a great deal of value to an organization. The profession has changed significantly over the past 20 years. Today’s HR Pro is expected to not only wear multiple hats associated to an employee’s life cycle, but also act as a business leader, one who can guide an organization through and around a continually changing economic landscape.
The primary goal of this course is to help you understand what business strategy is and how you, the HR pro, can act as a mighty force multiplier in its implementation. After setting the foundation with key terms, the focus will turn to the importance of communication and explain what expertise you provide in People Development, Organization Structure and Change Management.
Take this course to better understand your value and role as a strategic business partner. As a result, you will lead your team and workforce to the successful implementation of its business plan and achievement of its key performance objectives.
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Title: Welcome & Course Objectives
Module: Setting the Foundation
Welcome. My name is Scott Pitts. I’ve been in the HR profession for years. As a recovering High School history teacher, I have held many positions in the HR learning and organization development space over the years. If you were to ask my students, “What is one of Professor Pitts’ key lessons for HR, Learning, and OD professionals,” I hope they would respond with a resounding, “You are a strategic business partner.”
Strategy – now there’s a word. In this course, my goal will be to help you understand what business strategy is, and how you, as an HR professional, can act as a mighty force multiplier to your organization.
First, I’ll set the foundation by defining strategy and other terms associated with it. Next, I will focus on strategic planning, the importance of communication and your role in its implementation. In the third, fourth and fifth modules, I’ll do a deeper dive and further explain what expertise you provide in People Development, Organization Structure and Change Management. And then, I’ll wrap it all up in the conclusion.
During this course, take the time to think how you might leverage these with your team to help your organization. This will allow you to start putting these actions into practice.
After this course, you will
Know the definition of “business strategy” and key terminology surrounding the concept.
Know the distinction between mission and vision.
Understand how to determine what type of business you are a part of…and it’s just not about “making money.”
Understand your role in the business strategy of your organization.
I will also share a couple of stories, case studies and practical tips that may help you along the way.
So, let’s get started!
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Scott has spent nearly two decades in the human resources, learning and organization development professions. Scott has led multiple organizations and has taught hundreds of students on effectively creating and implementing business strategy, managing change, and designing effective learning solutions.
Scott is also an Associate Adjunct Professor of Training & Development, as well...