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Designing HR Organizational Structures in terms of the HR Business Partner Model Principles from the Perspective of Czech Organizations


  • Marek Stříteský
  • Martin John David Quigley


This paper describes new trends related to the concepts contained in HR organizational structures within Czech organizations. In addition, it describes the specifics of the roles played by HR in those organizations which have transformed their HR departments in terms of the principles of the HR Business Partner Model, both in theory based on available resources, and at the practical level based on the results of primary examination. The goal of this paper is to present the key perceptions of the changes made in the HR structure within the organizations, as well as the impact of these changes on the effectiveness of the HR departments concerned. Another goal of the paper is to summarize the responsibilities of the newly created position known as the HR Business Partner in these organizations as well as the demands placed upon the personnel employed in the HR Business Partner role. The paper offers conclusions based on the results of both quantitative and qualitative surveys. It also contains a case study of one organization which has one of the best transformed HR departments, and whose services are classified, by internal clients, as being of high quality.

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  • Marek Stříteský & Martin John David Quigley, 2014. "Designing HR Organizational Structures in terms of the HR Business Partner Model Principles from the Perspective of Czech Organizations," Central European Business Review, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2014(1), pages 42-50.
  • Handle: RePEc:prg:jnlcbr:v:2014:y:2014:i:1:id:74:p:42-50

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    1. Martin Šikýř, 2013. "Best Practices in Human Resource Management: The Source of Excellent Performance and Sustained Competitiveness," Central European Business Review, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2013(1), pages 43-48.
    2. Labedz, Chester S & Lee, Jegoo, 2011. "The mental models of HR professionals as strategic partners," Journal of Management & Organization, Cambridge University Press, vol. 17(01), pages 56-76, January.
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    human resource management; HR Organizational Structure; HR Transformation; HR Roles; HR Business Partner;

    JEL classification:

    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
    • M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation


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