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Human Resources Business Partner

A strategic role contributing to a productive and engaged workplace.
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What's it like to be a Human Resources Business Partner?

Human Resources Business Partners advise organisations and their staff on matters of workplace relations. They plan and contribute to many different processes and areas of an organisation that relate to the performance and wellbeing of staff, as well as operations and recruitment.

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Tasks and duties

  • Advising organisations on hiring and training processes.
  • Conducting employee surveys and engagement initiatives.
  • Developing HR plans, processes, policies and initiatives.
  • Providing advice, support and counselling to staff with grievances or career issues.
  • Developing and applying knowledge of relevant legislation and awards.
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant awards and legislation.
  • Developing and overseeing performance management processes.
  • Reviewing and updating HR policies and procedures.
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Human Resources Business Partners also need advanced skills and experience in resolving disputes. They work in most major industries including professional, financial and technical services, administrative services, resources and healthcare.

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How to become a Human Resources Business Partner


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You usually need a university degree and industry experience to become a Human Resources Business Partner.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree in human resource management or a related field. This usually takes three years of full-time study.
  2. Look for internship opportunities while studying to build workplace experience.
  3. Consider advancing your skills with postgraduate study, such as the Master of Human Resource Management.
  4. Develop your skills and experience in a role that focuses on performance and change management processes, and developing employee engagement initiatives and programs. This could be Human Resources Coordinator.
  5. You may be eligible to join a professional association, such as the Australian HR Institute (AHRI). Membership may be available while studying.

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Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)

This qualification allows you to specialise in all aspects of human resources while also gaining a background in business.

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Bachelor of Business

This degree will help to build a foundation in business studies. There may also be the option to specialise in one or more fields of business.
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Latest Human Resources Business Partner reviews

Latest reviews from 21 Human Resources Business Partners surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
HR Partnering us it challenges but of are passionate about service delivery it can be very rewarding
Reviewer's Qualification
Advanced Diploma of Events
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Employment Relations
The good things
Partnering with stakeholders, service delivery, coaching and developing high performance teams and knowing your making a significant impact to teams is very satisfying as a Business Partner.
The challenges
In any role you encounter challenging people and situations. They key is to be an active listener and approach each of these with a cool head and warm heart. The ability to flex your style and think o...
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May 2021
Rewarding, interesting and can make a real difference
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Commerce
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Sales, Products and Support functions
The good things
Opportunity to make a real impact for people and the organisation. Opportunity to solve problems head on and make lasting relationships with leaders across the business.
The challenges
Having a seat at the table is sometimes challenging depending on the leaders you work with.
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