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.

What responsibilities are common for 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 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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Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

HR Business Partner Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹9,35,525 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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₹5L
Median: ₹9L
₹25L
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HR Business Partner Career Path

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HR Business Partner

Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
6%
2 - 4
42%
5 - 7
38%
8+
14%
Not including years spent in education and/or training

HR Business Partner Insights

Read what HR Business Partner professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
BupaBupa
Senior People Business Partner
5 Oct 2021

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

ArcelorMittalArcelorMittal
Human Resources Business Partner
31 Mar 2022

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

DISHDISH
Senior Human Resources Business Partner
16 May 2022

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

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”

TrussleTrussle
People Business Partner
5 Sept 2022

“We worked alongside leadership to devise an amazing people strategy delivering on our work from anywhere (UK) (WFA”

Intel CorporationIntel Corporation
Human Resources Partner
23 Mar 2021

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

AdvantmedAdvantmed
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”

IntelliSense.ioIntelliSense.io
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!”

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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.

Yes, on average, the salary of an HR business partner is around ₹9,35,525 per year in the United States. Depending on the compensation policies at the company, an HR business partner may get bonuses or raises for meeting certain benchmarks. Highly successful HR business partners may get paid ₹25,47,294 per year.

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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