What does a HR Business Partner do?

As an HR Business Partner, you will provide advice to leadership regarding best practices to maximize employee efficiencies. You will champion a diverse workforce throughout the employee life cycle. You will foster a culture of continuous improvement through performance management.

An ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of experience in progressively responsible HR roles and hold a bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management or related field with a PHR, SPHR or additional HR certification. You will be an expert in promoting diversity awareness and advising and mentoring leadership on all aspects of the employee life cycle. In addition, you will be responsible for the performance management program and the administration of payroll, benefits and training and development opportunities.

  • Promote diversity awareness in hiring practices
  • Mentor managers on employee development best practices
  • Responsible for administering performance management program
  • Advise leadership on hiring and terminations
  • Administer payroll, employee benefits and FMLA
  • Provide guidance on employee behavior and conflict resolution
  • Conduct investigations in response to employee complaints
  • Partner with leadership to develop succession plans
  • PHR, SPHR or other HR certification, required
  • Master's degree in Human Resource Management or related field, required
  • 5+ years of HR experience
  • Experience with hiring hourly employees
  • Demonstrated ability with training and development programs
  • Expert in developing succession plans
  • Adept with performance management and investigations
  • Proficiency with employee relations and EEO
  • Skilled in employee benefits administration
EducationBachelor's Degree
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

HR Business Partner Salaries

Average Base Pay

$92,947 /yr
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$61K
Median: $93K
$142K
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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a hr business partner

When working as a hr business partner, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are HRBP, Excellent Communication, Microsoft Office Suite, Leadership, and Critical Thinking.

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The most common qualifications to become a hr business partner include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.