Ulrich Assignment Essay

1434 Words Sep 4th, 2013 6 Pages
The Ulrich Model http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/hr/features/1014777/the-business-partner-model-lessons-learned
The Ulrich model was created in 1997 by Dave Ulrich and has changed over the years however the basic idea has remained the same. To build a competitive HR Department given today’s business challenges and make it cost effective and accountable. http://www.intangiblecapital.org/index.php/ic/article/view/263/223, Multiple-Roles Model for HR Management. (Ulrich, 1997)
Dave Ulrich has proposed four key HR roles that HR champions must fulfil to make a business partnership a reality (Ulrich & Brockbank, 1997; Choi & Wan Ismail, 2008).
Over the years Ulrich has adapted the model with the increasing changes and
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It’s HR’s responsibility to learn the business not the business’s responsibility to learn HR.
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Ulrich claims that organisations have failed to implement their own models successfully due to insufficient knowledge of the business. In addition communication throughout the organisation and HR must be sufficient to maintain the relationship. http://www.personneltoday.com/articles/15/04/2008/45340/dave-ulrichs-model-defence.htm I believe the Ulrich model doesn’t fit all organisations, large or small and that one model does not suite all, no matter how it’s presented. For example the company I work for which consists of 214 staff across the UK, Ireland, USA & India have a small HR Department consisting of Head of HR, myself as Advisor and an Administrator. Clearly there is no room for the Ulrich Model to succeed satisfactorily. Head of HR works on the strategic side of the Business and having run her own Business previously and having worked in the IT sector for many years, is equipped with the tools to do.
The interests, skills and knowledge needed for becoming a full-fledged strategic partner are beyond many HR professionals as they have to focus on not only the day to day administration within the department but also undertake talent and organisation audits that

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