Opening keynote: exploring the evolution of the HR Business Partner model and forecasting its future

27 Mar 2019
09:50 - 10:50
The Montcalm Hotel
Paul Sparrow, Lancaster University Management School
Director of the Centre for Performance-led HR, Lancaster University Management School

Opening keynote: exploring the evolution of the HR Business Partner model and forecasting its future

The HR Business Partner model has come a long way since its formation 20 years ago. As a core part of HR’s history, which has shaped the role of the HR Business Partner as we know it today, this session will consider how the traditional model has evolved over time and predict how it will continue to develop. The session will cover:

  • original debates around the Ulrich model and their consequential impact
  • how and why the model has changed and developed
  • new territory: how will the future of work impact the Ulrich model as we know it?