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IT BRM/BP – Share insight with peers

By . December 20, 2018
I’m a search and selection consultant who focuses on two permanent verticals, Heads of Department and IT BRM/BPs.  For the latter, I’ve seen a significant increase in advertised roles over two years as more IT functions realise the importance of the IT BRM/BP department in allowing IT to become less of a cost centre and more of a strategic partner.  The importance of this shift can be backed up by various reports, such as the below from McKinsey.

However, what I’ve also seen is the introduction and subsequent demise of the IT BRM/BP function which based on the general feedback from the IT BRM/BP forums I run is due to culture (see Culture is key). With that point in mind, we’ve partnered with Jon Baxter Associates, an expert in the IT BRM/BP field and produced a simple survey designed to allow us to understand how your current IT BRM/BP function operates and within what context. 

This survey is the first of its kind and is an exciting opportunity to share insight with peers. By completing the anonymised survey you’ll also receive the finalised report at the end of November, which gives you an overview of Business Partnering in UK industry in 2016, entry into our prize draw (1st prize £200 voucher) and upon request a personalised report (that provides expert insight and opportunities to consider).

The survey will take no more than 20 minutes. Click here to complete the survey. Completion must be before the 1st November 2016

We'll be providing an overview at the November forum (date TBA) of the insights gathered from the survey results and an announcement of the prize draw winner.

Please also feel free to forward this blog to colleagues and friends within the IT BRM/BP community, as the more data we have the more insightful the survey will be.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with myself ( or Jon (


- James



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