IITD commissioned a study with Dublin City University,partnering with the Chartered Institute or Management Accountants (CIMA) asking about the extent to which HR/D professionals are in strategic business partner positions and about the level at which data driven/data analytics is important on the HR/D agenda. The presentation of results will explore how HR/D professionals engage in data-driven decision making and the implications of this. It will review the extent to which HR/D professionals are active strategic business partners and explore the views of both HR/D professionals and the C-Suite. It will consider the impact of strategic business partnering and data-driven decision making on key business performance metrics. 


Dr Claire Gubbins 

Dr. Claire Gubbins is an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour & HRM & Director of the Executive MBA Programme at Dublin City University Business School. She is an adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh. She is an Associate Editor for Human Resource Development Quarterly.

Prior to this, Claire was a Fulbright Scholar at Carnegie Mellon University, a Senior Research Fellow and project lead with the University of Limerick and the Irish Centre for Manufacturing Research (ICMR) and 10 US Multi-national organisations on an industry driven project on Tacit Knowledge Management and Learning. She received the DCU Presidents award for Excellence in Teaching Assessment in 2013 and was a finalist in 2011, 2012 and 2015.


She is widely published in such journals as Human Resource Management (US), Organization Studies, Journal of Management Inquiry, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Advances in Developing Human Resources, Human Resource Development Review, Journal of European Industrial Training.


Awards for her research include: a Fulbright scholarship, a Government of Ireland IRCHSS scholarship, the University of Limerick Registrar's scholarship, a US Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) finalist award for her dissertation; BEST paper runner-up for the Alan Moon Memorial prize at the International Conference on HRD Research & Practice; and Best paper in track at the Irish Academy of Management.


She is an experienced Consultant and Trainer in such areas as knowledge management through human and organisational factors, leadership assessment and development centres, leadership development, auditing training, training design, delivery and development programme evaluation. She is a Director and facilitator on a number of the Executive Education programmes for clients of DCU Business Schools Centre for Executive and International Education. 


Dr Lisa van der Werff

Dr Lisa van der Werff is an organisational psychologist and Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Psychology at Dublin City University Business School. Her research interests lie in the areas of trust development and motivation. Her work has been published in journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Computer Information Systems and Journal of Applied Social Psychology. Prior to joining academia, Lisa was previously a Human Resources professional and learning and development specialist working with a number of professional services firms.




 Dr Brian Harney

Dr. Brian Harney is an Associate Professor in Strategic HRM at DCU Business School and Programme Director of the MSc in HRM (gradIreland Best Postgraduate Business Course, 2016). In 2015 Brian was a recipient of the DCU President's award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, having previously won the new lecturer category. Brian's research on Strategic HRM is widely published has received over 17 Best Paper awards.  He is the author of three books including Strategy and Strategists (Oxford University Press) and an edited collection Strategic HRM: Research and Practice in Ireland (Blackhall/Orpen). Brian is a member of the executive education team at DCU where he has delivered onto programmes for a range clients, most recently as deputy Chair of Enterprise Ireland’s Go Global 4 Growth programme. 


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 A full report of results will be provided once further data is collected and analysed


If you would like to take part in the survey please email Claire at claire.gubbins@dcu.ie