I enjoy reading a blog by Rob Jones. He’s written a very interesting and provocative piece on HR business partners and with his permission I’m going to share it here. Rob’s an enthusiastic guy, here’s his intro paragraph and a link to the whole story. Recommended reading.

"Back in the days when I did my CIPD qualification (a long time ago – the best grade in GCSE was still an A and newspaper retained Investigators were still going through bins) the phrase everyone was espousing was “HR as a business partner”. You may have heard it….

In studying models of HR practice the few that stuck in my mind (in fact I think I learned them by rote for a potential essay question) were by Tyson & Fell and Storey."


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