National University HR Business Partner in San Diego, California
The Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) consults and advises assigned National University or National University System client groups to achieve organizational results. The HRBP serves as primary HR contact and brokers Human Resources services to assigned client groups.
The HR business partner (HRBP) position is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management in designated business units. The position serves as a consultant to management on human resource-related issues. The successful HRBP acts as an employee champion and change agent. The role assesses and anticipates HR-related needs. Communicating needs proactively with our HR department and business management, the HRBP seeks to develop integrated solutions. The position formulates partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflects the business objectives of the organization.
Contribute to the business strategy by helping identify, prioritize, and build organizational capabilities, behaviors, structures and processes
Conduct organization assessments and recommend strategies to improve organization performance
Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations.
Recommend organization designs to facilitate high performance
Coach managers and employees to resolve issues. Develop strategies to avoid similar issues
Support management in forecasting and planning talent pipeline requirements in line with the function/business strategy.
Prepare position descriptions and provide input to compensation and coordinate staffing needs with Talent Acquisition
Design effective retention strategies for client groups while using culture pulse-checks and exit data to identify trends
Deploy HR programs and facilitate adoption by client groups
Communicate client needs to other HR functions and brokers HR services
Participate in cross-functional improvement teams
Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation of policies and procedures.
Provides guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning.
Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal department as needed/required.
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but does serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the department.
Education & Experience
Bachelor?s degree in Human Resources, Business, Communications or a related field is required.
Minimum of 8 to 10 years of experience resolving complex employee relations issues.
SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential is highly preferred.
Working knowledge of federal, state and local labor laws
Highly skilled at employee relations and conducting impartial investigations
Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee and union relations, diversity, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws.
Excellent Microsoft Office, email and HRIS skills
Ability to work effectively at all levels of the organization
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal savvy
Project management and change management skills
Strong business acumen and ability to understand a complex organization
Strong time management and organization skills
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Must be unbiased and be unwavering in ethical standards
Excellent at building rapport and managing relationships