HR practitioners are increasingly required to understand how to strategically manage human resources in line with an organisation’s intended future direction. Here you’ll find information and resources on policies, shared services, outsourcing, strategic human resource management and how it differs from HR strategy, HR's role in business partnerships, how to develop good practice principles for the HR profession, how HR can contribute to business performance and the position of the HR profession in Ireland.

HR basics

Factsheets

HR policies

An overview of the benefits of HR policies, and how they can be implemented and communicated effectively throughout an organisation

Read more
Factsheets

HR shared services

Understand the principles of shared services, how they work, and the benefits they can bring to an organisation

Read more

Surveys

HR practices in Ireland

Our research gives key insights into what is happening in HR in Ireland today, and how the profession is responding to a changing and challenging workplace

Read more
Surveys

Human resources in the recession

HR professionals have gained real influence and enhanced their strategic position as organisations strive to balance payroll reductions with measures to improve commitment and engagement

Read more

HR business partnering

Reports

HRBP 2.0

In this white paper, Ulrich explained how two decades after his book, Human Resource Champions, the world has changed dramatically and the ask from HR is now greater

Read more
Factsheets

HR business partnering

Learn why organisations use business partnering, how it’s implemented and how it can shape successful HR-business relationships.

Read more

Strategic HR

Reports

HR need not be your friend

In this white paper, Dave Ulrich, HR guru and Rensis Likert Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, discussed the fears HR professionals have which creates a barrier for them in remaining resilient and assertive in the face of many challenges in the world of work

Read more
Podcasts

Look ahead 2018

Episode 132: We hear from HR, L&D and business experts on what they see as the biggest challenges and opportunities in 2018
Read more
Top