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[Excerpt] Current HR structural models focus on three elements: HR Business Partners (HRBP), Centers of Excellence (CoE), and HR Shared Services. Since David Ulrich’s 1997 Human Resource Champions, HR leaders across various industries have begun realigning HR organizations to undertake “strategic business partner” work. To integrate the HRBP Model, they must work to find the most effective role of HR within the business unit to support the transformation process and create strategic alignment. With the rapid change of business, there is a need for HR leadership to also examine their existing HR organizational models in order to support business initiatives and people strategy.


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Antony, T. & Merila, A. (2019). How do companies integrate and adapt to the HR Business Partner organizational model? Retrieved [insert date] from Cornell University, ILR School site:

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