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Ignition Guide to Planning HRBP Development

Published: 20 March 2019

ID: G00432152

Analyst(s): Human Resources Research Team


The most effective human resources business partners (HRBPs) demonstrate key competencies essential to their roles and can positively impact business financial outcomes, increasing revenue up to 10% and profit up to 12%, improving employee performance up to 22% and employee retention up to 24%.

Table Of Contents



Step 1 of 5: Plan the HRBP Development Process

Project Objectives

Roles and Responsibilities

Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

Step 2 of 5: Understand HRBP Key Competencies and Measure Current HRBP Performance


How to Set Up for Success

Step 3 of 5: Assess HRBP Maturity in Key Areas


How to Set Up for Success

Step 4 of 5: Develop HRBP IDPs


How to Set Up for Success

Step 5 of 5: Monitor IDP Effectiveness Against HRBP Performance

Review Your Performance

Keys to Continued Success

Recommended by the Authors

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