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Från "mystant" till strategisk partner : En kvalitativ studie om hur en HR-transformation upplevs och påverkar yrkesidentiteten hos medarbetare inom personalyrket.

  • Bergman Johansson, Saga
  • Haraldsson, Maja
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2017
DiVA - Academic Archive On-line
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Before conducting this study, we observed how a lot of Swedish companies replaced Swedish job titles with English titles. As HRM-students, we noticed that a lot of companies in Sweden replaced their old personnel departments with new HR-departments. This became the starting-point of our study. We questioned why this change was happening in society and wanted to further investigate how the change could affect the co-workers within the organisation and their professional identity. The purpose of this study was, by using a qualitative method, to study how an HR-transformation in an organisation may lead to a change in the professional identity for the HR-staff.The qualitative study has been conducted with an abductive approach. We have carried out six interviews with HR-employees in two different organisations.Our conclusions are that an HR-transformation do affect the professional identity through various dimensions of identity in work. We also conclude that the HR-transformation results in a higher prestige for the HR-occupation. Overall, the HR-transformation have been a positive experience for the participants in our study.

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