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
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.9 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

HR Business Partner Salaries

Average Base Pay

€60,924 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: €61K
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HR Business Partner Career Path

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HR Business Partner Insights

Read what HR Business Partner professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Kier GroupKier Group
Human Resources Business Partner
24 Jan 2020

“they have supported me in my professional and personal development and enabled me to progress my career.”

Senior People Business Partner
5 Oct 2021

“First thing to note that there is so much opportunity to learn and develop your career.”

Kier GroupKier Group
Human Resources Business Partner
15 Jan 2020

“Employee development takes centre stage and personally I have been fortunate to develop upward in my time at Kier.”

Credit SuisseCredit Suisse
Human Resources Partner
29 Mar 2021

“Very hierarchical; whether you get to work with nice people highly dependent on the department you join”

Human Resources Business Partner HRBP
8 Aug 2020

“Change management is required but not that often which can spoil others career as things would not be stable”

People Partner
1 Apr 2021

“I have been with the company for about 1 year and half and had already lots of opportunities to grow further in my career!”

Transport for LondonTransport for London
SHE business partner
24 Aug 2020

“You can progress your career to "Band 3" level but beyond that progression is highly unlikely.”

Business Partner
14 Sep 2020

“As a current employee at TikTok during this difficult time I feel well looked after and I am proud to work at such great company.”

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