October 2014

The Business Partner Balancing Act: An analysis of alternative employee advocacy practices in the modern HR function

October 31, 2014

The Rise of the Business Partner Over the past 15 years, human resource (HR) organizations shifted to “business-based HR” or “business partnering,” as firms adopted a three-legged HR functional design comprising shared services, centers of expertise and HR business partner roles.[1] This new structure offers a firm additional HR value by freeing the business partner […]

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Straddling the Line or Embracing the Dichotomy: HR’s Role as an Employee Advocate as Necessary to Remaining (or Becoming) a Business Partner

October 8, 2014

The HR function has evolved through the years (mostly in larger companies) from a purely clerical and employee relations nature to a function involved in developing organizational strategy and realizing business-wide goals. The evolution of the Australian nomenclature of the HR role clearly shows the transition that this function has experienced. In Australia people working […]

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