HR Business Partners (HRBPs) serve as the link between HR and the business by aligning people management activities with organizational strategy. They work closely with senior leaders of other departments to develop a HR agenda that closely supports the overall aims of the organization. This process of alignment is known as HR business partnering.
In essence, the HRBP serves as a strategic consultant. It is critical that individuals in this senior-level role understand the organization’s short and long-term goals so they can help achieve desired outcomes through HR initiatives.