Essential HR Business Partnering Skills

Marketing Institute of Singapore - Executive Development

Course introduction

Traditional HR functions are independent of Line Management involvements. Whilst this is still being viewed as convenient and easier to control, it is no longer feasible in reality as Line Management are jointly responsible in overseeing the processes such as hiring, coaching, appraising, etc.

Course Outline

  • Overview - HR Management and Strategic HRBP
  • What is Strategic HR and how does HRBP fit into a strategic framework?
  • Transforming a current HR model - phases to phase over to strategic HR
  • Evaluating the effectiveness strategic HR
  • HR Business Partner
  • What is HRBP?
  • Challenges of HRBP
  • Overcoming challenges to be successful HRBPs
  • Responsibilities of a HRBP
  • Skills to Understand the Business
  • Communicating for Success
  • Understanding the Needs of the Business/Line
  • Explore Consequences and Payoffs
  • Providing HR Options
  • Connecting with the Internal Customers
  • Asking the right Questions
  • Show Enhanced Understanding of the Business

Available Course Sessions

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Trainer Profile

Edward Foong

Edward Foong is the founder and CEO of a HR Consulting firm. He is passionate about developing people and has helped companies all over the world implement Orientation programs, design and implement Performance Management system, and facilitate programs around HR, Leadership, Sales, Service, and Teams.

Edward has more than 15 years of experience in facilitation of management, leadership, sales and customer service programs. He is a recognized coach and has utilized his skills to coach individuals, teams and even trainers. He is trained by Dr John C Maxwell and Robin Sharma.

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, he was Senior Assistant Vice President of MediaCorp, a leading broadcaster in the region. In this position, he led a team who managed almost 3,000 employees and is primarily responsible for the whole company’s Organization Development, training & development needs.

Earlier in Edward’s career, he contributed to IBM, Abbott Laboratories and Coca- Cola (Singapore). In all these USA-based organizations, he was a leader in various areas and created significant impact to the people in his organization. He was also in charge of HR and Internal Communications in a French company responsible for all staff in 12 countries in Asia Pacific.

Edward is also a certified consultant who can administer and interpret the 5-factor psychometric tool – Facet5 and PEAKS.

Edward is a speaker and is occasionally invited to speak at various seminars all over the world. He is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. He is also an appointed Chief Judge for the Singapore HR Awards and the Vietnam HR Awards.