What does a Senior 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.

What responsibilities are common for Senior HR Business Partner jobs?
  • 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
What are the typical qualifications for Senior HR Business Partner jobs?
  • 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
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Avg. Experience5-7 years

Senior Hr Business Partner Salaries

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Senior HR Business Partner Career Path

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
3%
2 - 4
23%
5 - 7
43%
8+
31%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Senior HR Business Partner Insights

Read what Senior HR Business Partner professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
ArcelorMittalArcelorMittal
Human Resources Business Partner
Mar 31, 2022

“You will be working with some of the best decision makers and very experienced professionals in this industry.”

BupaBupa
Senior People Business Partner
Oct 5, 2021

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

Kier GroupKier Group
Human Resources Business Partner
Jan 24, 2020

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

DISHDISH
Senior Human Resources Business Partner
May 16, 2022

“Tons of opportunity and support to pursue your own growth interests and own your career path.”

Kier GroupKier Group
Human Resources Business Partner
Jan 15, 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
Mar 29, 2021

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

Intel CorporationIntel Corporation
Human Resources Partner
Mar 23, 2021

“Annual increment can be miserable if your salary is on the higher end of the pay range”

AdvantmedAdvantmed
Human Resources Business Partner HRBP
Aug 8, 2020

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

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Senior HR Business Partner Interviews

Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of HR business partners

The HR business partner spends their day consulting with and coaching company leadership about future hiring to meet strategic goals. They work with others in human resources to identify talent that meets company demands. They may recruit workers and help onboard new hires.

Yes, the advisory role of an HR business partner is becoming more popular in many companies. Company leaders value an in-house consultant who helps all departments stay focused on strategic goals and helps identify and fill gaps in talent. Professionals need to be confident and possess a great deal of business knowledge. It's a job with typical business hours, though some night and weekend work may be required.

There are some difficult aspects to working as an HR business partner. It can be challenging to work with busy executives who have high expectations. An HR business partner needs to work with every department in a company and keep focused on the big picture at all times, which means cooperating with lots of different personalities and opinions.

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