Despite drastic changes to the business environment, HR operating models have not seen much recent innovation. Most HR leaders in 2022 reported that their organizations’ HR function structural elements include HRBPs, COEs and HR-only shared services, in line with the three-pillar HR operating model. While incredibly effective at delivering HR expertise to the business, this model is now decades old and in some ways incongruent with the realities of work today.

Gartner has developed a vision for future HR operating models containing several new and reimagined roles. The vision for the HRBP includes three new and specialized roles:

  • Strategic talent leaders
  • HR problem solvers
  • People relations managers

Download the research to explore the future of the HRBP role.