Business partnering is the development of successful, long term, strategic relationships between customers and suppliers, based on achieving best practice and sustainable competitive advantage. In the business partner model, HR professionals work closely with business leaders and line managers to achieve shared organisational objectives. In practice, the business partner model can be broadened to include members of any business function, for example, Finance, IT, HR, Legal, External Relations, who act as a connector, linking their function with business units to ensure that the technical, or functional, expertise they have to offer is placed within the real and current concerns of the business to create value.
The Vale of Belvoir (/ˈbiːvə/ (About this soundlisten) BEE-və) is on the borders of Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire in England. The name derives from the Norman-French for "beautiful view".