HR increasingly a business partner: Survey

Majority of HR professionals consulted before business decisions are made
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/20/2009

The majority of human resources professionals think HR is seen as a business partner within their organization, according to a survey.

The Pulse Survey, conducted by Canadian HR Reporter and the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), finds 63.5 per cent of 573 respondents think their business partners see HR as a business partner. But a significant proportion, 24.1 per cent, say it depends on both the situation and the business partner.

“It’s certainly come a long way in the last few years,” said Rob Burwash, senior employee relations consultant for Canadian Blood Services in Ancaster, Ont.