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Future Outlook of HR Business Partner: From Middle to Senior HR Managers
Future Outlook of HR Business Partner: From Middle to Senior HR Managers

Future Outlook of HR Business Partner: From Middle to Senior HR Managers

As the business landscape evolves, so do the demands placed on HR professionals. With over a million individuals working in the human resources management spectrum worldwide, there is a growing need for HR business partners (HRBPs) to adapt to the ever-changing needs and develop new skills to assist cross-functional business unit partners.

Shift to Strategic Partnership

One key trend that will impact HRBPs is the acceleration of the shift to a strategic partnership. As businesses increasingly rely on technology to streamline processes, HRBPs must adopt automation and delegation and shift their mindset from manual, administrative and transactional tasks.

With automation in place, the administrative load associated with payroll, benefits administration, personnel, and employee record-keeping will be streamlined and automated, allowing HRBPs to focus on strategic tasks, including data, metrics, and analytics. At EDUK8U Grad School Asia, we help HRBPs understand the business, including the industry, market, and rivals, as well as the duties of the employees to implement best practices.

Shift from Talent to Organization and Leadership

Another trend to consider is the shift from talent to organisation and leadership. While talent is crucial, individual skills and organisational capabilities are distinct. HRBP professionals must consider organisational capabilities such as agility, cooperation, the correct culture, innovation, and unique talents to get the most out of businesses.

Importance of Data Analytics in HR Business Partner

Data analytics will also play a significant role in the future of HRBPs. With the transition to a data- and analytics-driven business model, firms will need access to structured and unstructured information. HRBPs must be well-versed in data analytics to provide the most value to their stakeholders.

Lastly, HRBPs will become product design experts. HRBPs will assist in creating and designing HR solutions that can adapt to the changing needs of the workforce to remain relevant and progressive, given the shifting demands of the workforce and the organisations.;


What does an hr business partner do?

Usually, the primary role of an HRBPs is to provide strategic HR guidance and support to senior management, so often acting as a liaison between HR and other business functions.

How to be a strategic HR business partner?

If you want to be the best strategic HRBP, then you need to develop a deep understanding of the business as well as its objectives and be able to align HR strategies and initiatives with those goals. Moreover, you should also be proactive in identifying and addressing HR-related issues that impact the organization’s bottom line.


In conclusion, the future of HR business partners is bright, with many opportunities for middle to senior HR managers to make an impact in their organisations. Which begs the question, why further studies and professional development in HR so important?  The answer lies in the future outlook of HR business partners, where the objective is to grow yourself, enhance your thinking, and develop your mindset to align with the requirements of an HRBP and the organisation or business in general.

About EDUK8U Grad School Asia

At EDUK8U Grad School Asia, we offer double qualification of HR certification programs, including our flagship dual certification Executive Masters in Human Resources Management UK programs, which include the highly esteemed SHRM Advanced Cert in HR Management.  Our programs are designed to equip middle to senior HR managers with the skills,  knowledge and applications they need to succeed in today’s competitive business world. 

Moreso, the double cert offer a comprehensive understanding of the latest trends and best practices in HR management. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you take your career to the next level, and encourage iteration and experimentation, so HRBP specialists can work with product owners to create innovative solutions that meet the needs of the workforce and the organisation.

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Dr. Roy is the Group Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer and holds responsibility for the overall strategic management & leadership in achieving the graduate schools’ vision & goals. His own belief for lifelong learning, as well as his drive for business management excellence, has brought him to achieving his passion for being part of the postgraduate education sector in Malaysia.

Dr Roy Prasad

(Hon Professor) FInstAM 

MHRM (MY), Grad Mgt (AU)

Group Managing Director &
Chief Executive Officer

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