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Human Resource Business Partner Lifecycle Model: Exploring how the relationship between HRBPs and their line manager partners evolves

McCracken, Martin, O'Kane, Paula, Brown, Travor and McCrory, Mark (2016) Human Resource Business Partner Lifecycle Model: Exploring how the relationship between HRBPs and their line manager partners evolves. Human Resource Management Journal, NA . [Journal article]

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URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1748-8583.12125/full

DOI: 10.1111/1748-8583.12125

Abstract

The Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) role is advocated as a way for Human Resource (HR) professionals and the HR profession to become more strategic and less transactional, necessitating the development of different competencies. Few researchers have examined how the HRBP Model plays out in practice, over time, from the perspective of HR professionals and their Line Manager Partners (LMPs). We collected data through interviews and focus groups with both these stakeholders at three UK organisations to understand the dynamics of the individual HRBP-LMP relationship. After analysing the data, we propose an HRBP Lifecycle Model. The Model suggests the relationship between the parties is dynamic, complex and dependent upon the organisational culture as well as the skills and competencies of the main stakeholders in the partnership.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:human resources business partner, line manager, competencies, Strategic HRM
Faculties and Schools:Ulster Business School > Department of Management and Leadership
Ulster Business School
Research Institutes and Groups:Business and Management Research Institute
ID Code:36330
Deposited By: Dr Martin McCracken
Deposited On:30 Nov 2016 13:38
Last Modified:26 Oct 2018 22:23

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