Two tools to align business partners with organizational goals

Case study: The Methodist Hospital

Ann Forman, HR Investment Center

Across the last decade, an increasing number of health care HR departments have explored moving to the business partner model. In theory, business partners are HR experts who partner with leaders across the organization to advance key operational goals.

But in practice, business partners too often slip back into the role of HR generalist, getting bogged down in transactional work or assisting operational leaders with pet projects instead of strategic activities.

In our study Perfecting the Business Partner Model, we share how The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, trained its business partners to focus on strategic activities from the start. Read on to see how the organization’s comprehensive onboarding plan and discussion guide for developing client relationships could help you ensure your business partners are accomplishing what you hired them to do.

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