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.
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.
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
- Complete a bachelor degree in human resource management or a related field. This usually takes three years of full-time study.
- Look for internship opportunities while studying to build workplace experience.
- Consider advancing your skills with postgraduate study, such as the Master of Human Resource Management.
- 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.
- 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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This qualification allows you to specialise in all aspects of human resources while also gaining a background in business.