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Become A Human Resources Business Partner

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Working As A Human Resources Business Partner

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $130,022

    Average Salary

What Does A Human Resources Business Partner Do

A Human Resources Business Partner supervises all human resources operations. They participate in the evaluation and monitoring of training programs.

How To Become A Human Resources Business Partner

Candidates need a combination of education and several years of related work experience to become a human resources manager. Although a bachelor’s degree is sufficient for most positions, some jobs require a master’s degree. Candidates should have strong interpersonal skills.


Human resources managers usually need a bachelor’s degree. There are bachelor’s degree programs in human resources. Alternatively, candidates may complete a bachelor’s degree in another field, such as finance, business management, education, or information technology. Courses in subjects such as conflict management or industrial psychology may be helpful.

Some higher-level jobs require a master’s degree in human resources, labor relations, or business administration (MBA).

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

To demonstrate abilities in organizing, directing, and leading others, related work experience is essential for human resources managers. Some managers start out as human resources specialists or labor relations specialists. Others gain management experience in a variety of fields.

Management positions typically require an understanding of human resources programs, such as compensation and benefits plans; human resources software; and federal, state, and local employment laws.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although certification is voluntary, it can show professional expertise and credibility and may enhance advancement opportunities. Many employers prefer to hire certified candidates, and some positions may require certification. The Society for Human Resource Management, Human Resource Certification Institute, WorldatWork, and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans are among many professional associations that offer a variety of certification programs.

Important Qualities

Decisionmaking skills. Human resources managers must be able to balance the strengths and weaknesses of different options and decide the best course of action. Many of their decisions have a significant impact on workers or operations, such as deciding whether to hire an employee. 

Interpersonal skills. Human resources managers need strong interpersonal skills because they regularly interact with people. They often collaborate on teams and must develop positive working relationships with their colleagues. 

Leadership skills. Human resources managers must be able to direct a staff and oversee the operations of their department. They must coordinate work activities and ensure that workers in the department complete their duties and fulfill their responsibilities. 

Organizational skills. Organizational skills are essential for human resources managers. They must be able to prioritize tasks and manage several projects at once.

Speaking skills. Human resources managers rely on strong speaking skills to give presentations and direct their staff. They must clearly communicate information and instructions to their staff and other employees.

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Real Human Resources Business Partner Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Executive Vice President, HR Business Partner Mastercard International Incorporated NY Aug 23, 2016 $320,000
Executive Vice President, HR Business Partner Mastercard International Incorporated NY Jan 09, 2016 $320,000
Executive Vice President, HR Business Partner Mastercard International Incorporated NY Aug 13, 2015 $300,000
Group Head, Human Resources Business Partner Mastercard International Incorporated NY Sep 15, 2014 $300,000
Head of HR Business Partner, Claims Farmers Group, Inc. Westlake Village, CA Nov 01, 2013 $200,000
HR Business Partner SR. Director Avaya Inc. Santa Clara, CA Aug 25, 2016 $197,392 -
AVP Human Resources Business Partner, Claims Farmers Services, LLC Los Angeles, CA Sep 01, 2013 $194,689
HR Business Partner Facebook, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Jul 25, 2016 $180,000
HR Business Partner Nutanix Inc. San Jose, CA Oct 26, 2015 $170,000
HR Business Partner Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Sep 11, 2015 $170,000 -
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Top Skills for A Human Resources Business Partner


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Top Human Resources Business Partner Skills

  1. Performance Management Process
  2. Ensure Compliance
  3. Workforce Planning
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed and executed the performance management process.
  • Manage wage / benefit administration, ensure compliance with statutory requirements, labor relations, workers' compensation and occupational safety.
  • Managed key organizational initiatives which affected strategic workforce planning, organizational climate, employee engagement, and organizational design and effectiveness.
  • Coached senior business leaders on leadership effectiveness and personal development; and developed new leader assimilation and succession planning processes.
  • Assist employees with issues related to employment and company policies.

Top Human Resources Business Partner Employers

What Kind Of Companies Hire a Human Resources Business Partner

  1. Amazon.com
  2. Lockheed Martin
  3. ADP
  4. Baker Hughes Mining Tools Inc.
  5. Verizon Wireless
  6. Target
  7. Lowe's Companies
  8. Unilever
  9. Hertz
  10. J.P. Morgan
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