Senior Human Resources Business Partner - West Region (Gettysburg/Waynesboro)

Gettysburg, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 103246

General Summary:

Under the direction of a Human Resources Director, or similar Human Resources leader, the Senior Human Resources Business Partner (SHRBP) is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management in designated business units.  Formulates partnerships across the Human Resources function to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflects the business objectives of the organization.  Maintains an advanced level of business literacy about the financial position and strategic plan(s) for their areas and its alignment to the greater WellSpan.

Essential Duties:

Participates in regular meetings with assigned leaders to discuss deliverables.

Creates effective partnerships with leaders by providing credible and timely Human Resources guidance which positively impact the achievement of overall HR, financial, and operational goals.

Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with the Human Resources Center of Excellences (COEs) to develop and implement solutions, programs and policies.

Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations.

Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal counsel as needed/required.

Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to leaders (e.g., work complaints, disciplinary actions, coaching).

Proactively engages with leaders and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.

Works with leaders to review employee engagement data and provides support in creating action plans and moving engagement initiatives forward in conjunction with their HR leader.

Partners with leaders and OL&D in administering the employee opinion survey and developing the action plans.

Provides Human Resources policy guidance and bargaining agreement interpretation (where applicable).

Supports completion of various HR documentation as necessary.

Eliminates barriers to management success by providing timely solutions or compromises to HR issues that serve the needs of the manager while maintaining the strategic interests of the organization.

 Provides guidance and input to leaders on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning.

Identifies training needs for business units and individual executive coaching needs.  Works to implement training and coaching as needed.

Provides management with information or training related to various human resources topics such as performance evaluations, counseling techniques, and proper incident documentation.

Analyzes situations and data from sources such as exit interviews, manager and employee interactions, or proactively provide strategic recommendations for addressing situations before they become problems, or by identifying opportunities for improvement.

Coordinates Unemployment Compensation process including accurate and timely completion of UC information requests. Working with TPA and or legal counsel to prepare for UC matters and hearings.

Provides support for preparation of HR information as it relates to regulatory surveys, entity orientation, employee file review requests and other similar requests.

Provides coverage for other HRBPs and/or the HR Director as needed.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


  Minimum Education:  Bachelor's Degree in human resources, business, or related field, or equivalent work experience

  Preferred Education:  Master’s Degree

  Minimum Experience:  5 years of experience resolving complex employee relations issues and functioning in an HR consulting type of role

  Pref Cert/Registration:  Professional in Human Resources (PHR); SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential


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