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Does the HR business partner model add value to the HR function and does it assist in preparing organisations for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Rochford, Cecilia (2018) Does the HR business partner model add value to the HR function and does it assist in preparing organisations for the Fourth Industrial Revolution? Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The WEF recommended that the HR function ‘reinvent’ itself to assist organisations to prepare for the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) using the description of a HR business partner (BP) model that has existed for twenty years. This shows a gap between the theory and practice of the HR BP model. This research will seek to understand if the HR BP model adds value to the HR function and explore if the HR BP model can assist organisations to prepare for 4IR.

Through qualitative research conducted using semi structured interviews the author also explores the benefits and challenges of the HR BP model, if the value of the BP model is defined by the six competency domains of Ulrich, Brockbank, Ulrich, and Kryscynski (2015) and the challenges of 4IR on the organisation.

The author concluded that the HR BP model can add value to the HR function and assist with the preparations for 4IR, but this is determined by the effectiveness of 7
dynamic factors defined as: (1) organisation culture; (2) a shared service centre; (3) a HR information system; (4) HR competencies; (5) organisation strategy; (6) the speed of change; and (7) understanding the impact of 4IR.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2018 11:26
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2018 11:26
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3310

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