Business Partner Service Offerings


HR Business Partners: Dedicated to Realizing Your Goals

The HR Business Partners unit brings the HR service delivery model to life. As a strategic advisor, collaborator, and proactive consultant to leadership, the HR Business Partner works with leaders to provide innovative HR solutions to meet their business goals. When necessary, we bring in experts from both the Talent and IMPACT Communities of Expertise to support the people priorities for the organization they support.

Key Outcomes of Our Work

  • Developed, implemented, and supported HR goals, plans and initiatives at the school/unit
  • Increased faculty, staff and team member engagement
  • Focused attention on development plans for high potential faculty, staff and team members
  • Reduced number of informal disciplinary actions
  • Reduced and maintained turnover rate
  • Management feedback incorporated in to future HR programs
List of HR Business Partners

What is an HR Business Partner?

Business Partner Service Offerings

  • Talent Planning

    Working closely with the Talent Community of Expertise, the HR Business Partner will provide innovative talent strategies, focus on developing current talent, and recruit the best new talent to foster and support a high-performing workforce. Translating business needs into a people strategy that will help an organization reach its goals is a key focus of the HR Business Partner. Effective talent planning creates the foundation of the organization’s workforce.

    Our Services

    • Providing data and organizational workforce planning input
    • Supporting the Talent Recruitment planning process
    • Facilitating skills trainings, mentoring and job rotation
    • Collaborating with management on promotions, job changes and transfers
    • Advising on competitive compensation strategies

    The Outcomes for Our Customers

    • Aligned workforce planning and recruitment strategies, enabling the organization to meet its business goals
    • Proactive action plans for potential talent gaps
    • Recommendations to increase workforce efficiency
    • Identified training needs and strategies for implementation
    • Staffing of new initiatives and programs in collaboration with the Talent CoE
  • Program Administration

    The HR Business Partner unit serves as the core connector to all HR services. As the key contact for management, this service leads workforce planning initiatives, connects management with appropriate HR functions as needed, and facilitates engagement and implementation with organizational initiatives. The Business Partner provides feedback for continuous improvement from the customer’s organization to initiative owners. The HR Business Partner balances consistency in program administration, with appreciation for each organization’s culture and needs, implementing programs like the annual merit process, performance management, talent pipeline planning and on-boarding.

    Our Services

    • Facilitating the performance management process
    • Advising on performance plans for management and high-potential individual contributors
    • Supporting and participating in on-boarding
    • Supporting faculty reappointment, promotion and tenure processes
    • Providing review and execution of the market and merit processes

    The Outcomes for Our Customers

    • Actionable performance plans, evaluations and ratings
    • Workforce data for talent planning
    • Fully oriented new hires
    • Local reward, recognition and retention strategies
    • Input regarding HR program creation and desired local impact
  • Performance Advising

    The HR Business Partner plays a key role in coaching, advising and encouraging University management to engage with their teams, increasing engagement and commitment to the University’s mission. This service delivers solid advice and recommendations on workforce matters, resulting in a high-performing workforce. A workforce that is engaged with the school/unit and the University empowers our faculty, staff and team members who come to work every day in the endless pursuit of innovation and excellence. An engaged workforce is able to fully realize its goals and vision, fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

    Our Services

    • Advising and training managers on handling performance concerns and informal disciplinary actions
    • Consulting on special leave considerations
    • Coordinating the Return to Work process (e.g., from short-term or long-term disability)
    • Providing employee counseling

    The Outcomes for Our Customers

    • Management capable of leading and developing high-performing teams
    • General HR and leave counseling
    • Staffing plan when a faculty, staff or team member is out on leave
    • An HR resource embed in your organization who understands complex employee relations issues, in conjunction with employee relations
  • Risk Management

    Advising and educating management on applicable federal, state, local and organization policies and procedures is an important part of the HR Business Partner’s service. Providing expert insight helps management interpret HR, EOCR, Provost, HIPAA, ADAAA, and other governing policies, processes and laws to avoid and mitigate compliance risks. The University is responsible for adhering to applicable federal, state, organization and governing body rules and regulations.

    Our Services

    • Advising on immigration employment eligibility guidelines
    • Interpreting organizational, state and federal policies
    • Advising on workforce risks that could prevent the organization from meeting its goals
    • Monitoring and analyzing HR metrics, providing proactive consultation on potential business issues

    The Outcomes for Our Customers include compliant practices and consistent application as well as alignment of policies and processes.