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.
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.
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.
Situated in the region of England known as Yorkshire and the Humber, South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county that was established in 1974. It shares borders with Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, as well as West and North Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Those seeking HR Business Partner positions in the region will have various options to consider, as it is home to a number of large settlements, including Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham.
For much of the region's modern history, South Yorkshire has been known for its mining industry - particularly coal - and steel production. Innovations in the 17th and 18th centuries included crucible steel and stainless steel and during the Industrial Revolution, the region was extremely prosperous.
The local economy went into steep decline during the latter half of the 20th century, but over the last two decades it has seen a significant amount of redevelopment.
Today, South Yorkshire has a thriving retail and service sector, while a number of business parks, manufacturing facilities and innovation centres have also sprung up in recent years. Just some of the companies that can be found in the area include Ronseal, confectioners A.L Simpkin & Co, Plusnet and the Ardagh Glass Group.
What's more, a number of warehousing and distribution centres are located in the region - these are operated by firms like Next, IKEA, Tesco and Amazon.com.
If you're looking for HR Business Partner opportunities in South Yorkshire, contact Cast UK today.
Our team of recruitment consultants specialise in the procurement, logistics and supply chain sectors and we can help you find the right job for your requirements. What's more, our regional experts are on hand to provide advice on the job market in the area of your choice.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within South Yorkshire or source a new job in South Yorkshire then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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