HR Business Partner Jobs
As the name suggests, the HR business partner is an important influencer of the direction a company takes with regard to its employees. He or she ensures strategic aims laid down by the board are implemented at location or site level, depending on the size and nature of the company. The HR business partner might have slightly different responsibilities to a HR manager, for example, in that the role will probably involve working alongside a manager and advising them rather than tackling the hands-on business of managing a site’s staff. However, different organisations place different requirements of the HR BP, and in some companies there is a good deal of crossover.
The business partner may work more closely with the directors than a manager would. They have a very close handle on the strategic planning of the wider company and may even have influence within the board. All this points towards a skilled member of the team, with a vitally important strategic role.
The skills required
Many employers have CIPD and/or degree qualification as a primary requirement for the role of HR business partner as companies are looking for an impressive amount of knowledge of personal development. Experience within the relevant sector is also useful, as different types of work have varying requirements and infrastructures that need to be understood from day one.
An ability to communicate clearly and unambiguously with members of the company at all levels is an essential attribute. Strategic direction is not just imposed from the top of a modern company; it is often arrived at organically by having a flow of information from the operatives to the directors and vice versa. As HR business partner, you will be the interpreter and conduit of that information. Done well, you could have a phenomenal effect on the business’s fortunes.
HR Business Partner Jobs in the North West
With cities including Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster, the North West of England has played a pivotal role in Britain's economic success for hundreds of years.
From shipping and manufacturing, through to mining and engineering, this region has historic significance for the country, and is still thriving today - good news for anyone seeking HR Business Partner jobs in the North West.
The area has seen its fair share of industrial and scientific innovation and during the Industrial Revolution, the steel, coal and textile industries were all big business, as well as shipping and ship building.
In 1830, the first inter-city passenger railway was established, carrying people, goods and raw materials between Liverpool and Manchester. In addition, the Manchester Ship Canal was completed in 1894, providing another connection between the Mersey Estuary and Manchester, through Cheshire and Lancashire.
Fast forward to today and the region has changed significantly. While transport is still an important part of the North West's economy, many other industries have also taken hold.
Indeed, just some of the big names you'll find based in the North West include PG Tips, Warburtons, Kelloggs, McVitie's, Russell Hobbs, Silentnight, Dulux, Lakeland and Persil.
The region is also home to a number of car manufacturers, pharmaceuticals companies, news organisations and financial institutions.
What's more, submarines and military aircraft are built in the area, Cheshire is known for its salt mines and Manchester is the new home of the BBC - as well as a number of other entertainment companies.
Find HR Business Partner Jobs with Cast UK
As specialist in human resources recruitment, Cast UK is the first place to look whether you’re an HR professional looking to take your next step in your career or a company looking to find the best people around. Because we only deal with management, partner and executive level recruitment, we recognize real talent and fabulous opportunities when they come along. When our skilled consultants make the match, both parties benefit.
That’s how we’ve managed to become the sole recruitment organ for many companies throughout the UK. We ensure the candidates we send are the real deal, experts in their field with experience to the degree required.
If you’re looking to take a positive step in your HR career, or if you’re looking for an HR business partner, call us today on 0333 121 3345.Contact us