As companies expand and acquire new businesses, their multi-site operations can create new HR issues that were not present before. Successful growing companies predict these challenges by appointing a regional HR business partner, a managerial position that ensures the HR at the various locations is running to serve the overall aims of the company’s executives.
A degree of autonomy over various sites is generally a good thing if burdensome micromanagement from the board is to be avoided. But this only works if the operational managers at the locations are supervised with a light touch after being appraised of the company’s strategic aims. A regional HR business partner ensures that board level goals are interpreted and divulged to the managers at the various locations to satisfy their specific needs, taking into account what they contribute to the wider company.
To be a successful regional HR business partner, you should ideally have a background in applying HR strategy over various geographically connected locations, but most companies will consider candidates who have a great CV that shows extensive HR management experience. Because no two companies are the same, you can expect full training in the specifics of the business, but the experience you bring to the role will be a key consideration, as with all managerial roles.
It is likely that you will be required to travel quite extensively in your role, and while this might mean a few counties, it can also mean several countries, so the potential to disrupt family life could be an issue – and relevant language skills could be an advantage. You will need to be a good communicator to ensure the strategic aims of the company’s board are accurately reported and overseen throughout the various locations.
Right now companies across the UK are looking for regional HR business partners, and people are looking to take a step in the careers to become one. Cast UK’s job is to match the two. However unlike some recruitment consultancies, we don’t think of candidates as items on a production line. We get to know them, and because we have great relationships with the companies we work with, we ensure that only candidates who fit the company’s ethos and have the required skills go through to interview. That’s how we make a success of so many management and executive level appointments – and why companies come back to Cast UK time and time again.
If you’re looking to become a regional HR business partner or to carry your skills to another company and better your career, call us today on 0333 121 3345.
A part of the country known for the natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lincolnshire Woods, Yorkshire and the Humber comprises a number of cities and large towns - like Bradford, Kingston upon Hull, Sheffield, Leeds, Doncaster and Halifax - that offer many opportunities for those seeking Regional HR Business Partner positions.
The region has long been an important part of the British economy, particularly in terms of industrial capability and scientific innovation.
During the 18th century, Benjamin Huntsman pioneered a new technique for crucible steel. This paved the way for Sheffield to become a major player in the steelworks industry for the next 200 years. Stainless steel was also invented in the region in 1913.
These days, Yorkshire and the Humber is home to a number of large companies, such as Tata Steel Europe, Reckitt Benckiser, Ideal Standard and BAE Systems.
Yorkshire has a rich brewing heritage and is home to some big names such as Thwaites, John Smith’s, and Timothy Taylor, as well as being the home of two market leading tea brands, Tetley and Yorkshire. Yorkshire is also the home of Haribo, and the well-known Roundtree Factory. .
A number of financial services companies also have offices here, particularly in Leeds. These include Direct Line, First Direct and an HSBC call centre, as well as Yorkshire Building Society, Leeds Building Society and Bradford & Bingley.
The head offices for ASDA, Morrisons, Arla Foods UK and Clipper Logistics are also in the area.
As recruitment consultants for the procurement, logistics and supply chain sector, the experts at Cast UK are committed to understanding the requirements of each role and finding the best talent for every position.
If you're looking for a new Regional HR Business Partner job in Yorkshire and the Humber, get in touch today. We'll be happy to provide the advice you need to take the next step in your career.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Yorkshire and the Humber or source a new job in Yorkshire and the Humber then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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