HR Business Partner - Mass General Brigham
Company: College of Charleston
Posted on: February 22, 2021
HR Business Partner - Mass General Brigham About Us
As a not-for-profit organization, Mass General Brigham is committed
to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the
community by leading innovation across our system. Founded by
Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital,
Mass General Brigham supports a complete continuum of care
including community and specialty hospitals, a managed care
organization, a physician network, community health centers, home
care and other health-related entities. Several of our hospitals
are teaching affiliates of Harvard Medical School, and our system
is a national leader in biomedical research.
We're focused on a people-first culture for our system's patients
and our professional family. That's why we provide our employees
with more ways to achieve their potential. Mass General Brigham is
committed to aligning our employees' personal aspirations with
projects that match their capabilities and creating a culture that
empowers our managers to become trusted mentors. We support each
member of our team to own their personal development-and we
recognize success at every step.
Our employees use the Mass General Brigham values to govern
decisions, actions and behaviors. These values guide how we get our
work done: Patients, Affordability, Accountability & Service
Commitment, Decisiveness, Innovation & Thoughtful Risk; and how we
treat each other: Diversity & Inclusion, Integrity & Respect,
Learning, Continuous Improvement & Personal Growth, Teamwork &
Reporting to the Human Resources Director, the Human Resources
Business Partner serves as an advisor to selected departments
within Mass General Brigham, the entity that manages the System's
consolidated business, financial and administrative operations
(Informations Systems, Research, Clinical Affairs, Finance, Human
Resources, etc). The Human Resources Business Partner provides
strategic support and HR services in the areas of employee
relations, compensation analysis, organizational design and
development, diversity, equity and inclusion, change management,
training, and communication. They establish and maintain solid
working relationships with all levels of management and staff and
work with senior leadership to strategically and proactively
analyze, monitor and address HR efforts required to support
business needs. They drive or participate on projects and
large-scale initiatives in support of the business units and/or the
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
In conjunction with leaders, creates and supports strategic human
capital plans that are linked to business strategy and focused on a
high performance culture in which all colleagues thrive. Areas of
the plans include workforce planning and development, diversity,
equity and inclusion, engagement, leadership development,
succession and talent review, compensation, retention, change
management, and culture.
--- Consults with and advises managers and employees on HR issues
and ensures procedures and practices support business needs
--- Develops and maintains strong business partnerships with
leadership. Develops an understanding of assigned departments and
their business goals. Applies Human Resources strategies to
increase workforce effectiveness
--- Advises leadership on HR and organizational issues including
but not limited to performance management, employee relations,
workforce planning and development, change management, and employee
--- Develops change management plans with leaders, as needed.
--- Maintains an organization-wide and system-wide perspective when
making HR and business decisions.
--- Works with leaders and teams to create a culture of ownership,
diversity, respect, equity and inclusion.
--- In compliance with federal and state laws and Mass General
Brigham policies, provides sound guidance that results in positive
and respectful employee environments that achieves high levels of
--- Advises and assists managers in dealing with employee issues
such as performance management, employee issues, job descriptions,
reduction in workforce and changes in working conditions.
--- Provides responsive and comprehensive advice on complex ER
issues including FMLA, ADA, sexual and workplace harassment,
violence, RIFs, crisis situations and the development of severance
--- Communicates and interprets HR policies and procedures based on
--- Provides guidance and support to managers and employees to
assist with resolution of issues.
--- Consults with Mass General Brigham Employee & Labor Relations,
Office of the General Counsel and other functional departments as
needed to successfully investigate and manage employee relations
--- Provides confidential assessment of a department's climate to
determine relevant issues in response to management and HR concerns
or employee complaints.
--- Reviews ADA accommodation requests and may conduct interactive
dialogue with employees making requests.
--- Conducts appropriate team interventions to help create high
performance in support of business strategy. Interventions may
include coaching managers and staff, developing departmental
policies and communications, and facilitating training, meetings
--- Identifies training and/or development needs for staff and
managers; develops and implements programs in collaboration with
Talent Management Center of Excellence and other resources
--- Provides day-to-day assistance to departments with the
interpretation of compensation policies, procedures and
--- Provides consultation to managers on the development of job
descriptions, job analysis and evaluation process, grading of
positions, market/equity reviews, compensation offers and market
contingency process. Consults with the Compensation Center of
Excellence, as needed, and advises on alternative solutions where
--- Works with Compensation Center of Excellence to plan and
forecast for salary issues based on hiring and market trends.
--- Maintains understanding of salary administration guidelines
including: pay structures, market ranges, market contingency
process, and HR policies related to the administration of
--- Partners with HR Talent Acquisition Partners (TA Partner)and
hiring managers to develop effective and efficient recruitment and
marketing strategies for assigned areas.
--- Collaborates with TA Partner and managers on staffing decisions
and salary negotiations.
--- Maintains understanding of workforce trends as related to areas
of responsibility (i.e. recruitment/retention issues, market,
equity issues, securing central support, etc)
--- Develops and maintains strong partnerships with HR Shared
Services/Operations group, the HR Centers of Excellence
(Compensation, Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition, and Talent
Management) and HR Business Partners across the system.
--- Uses the Mass General Brigham values to govern decisions,
actions and behaviors. These values guide how we get our work done:
Patients, Affordability, Accountability & Service Commitment,
Decisiveness, Innovation & Thoughtful Risk; and how we treat each
other: Diversity & Inclusion, Integrity & Respect, Learning,
Continuous Improvement & Personal Growth, Teamwork &
--- Other duties as assigned
--- Bachelors Degree in Human Resources, one of the social
sciences, business, or a related field.
--- Masters Degree in HR, Business Administration or related field
--- PHR/SPHR, SHRM-CP/SCP or other HR certification strongly
--- Minimum of 3 years experience in a multidiscipline Human
Resources environment, including employee relations, training,
compensation, and performance management.Minimum of 2 years as a
Human Resources Generalist or Business Partner.
--- Proficiency in Microsoft Office required; prior experience with
web-based HRMS preferred.
--- A combination of education and experience may be substituted
Skills, Abilities and Competencies
--- Strong understanding of HR and business functions; ability to
translate this knowledge to HR strategy and tactics.
--- Solid understanding of organizational policies, procedures, and
practices as well as current state and federal labor and employment
--- Strong facilitation, consensus-building, negotiating, and
listening skills. Experience with problem solving, conflict
resolution, and decision-making while addressing complex and
sensitive employee relations issues.
--- Proven ability to partner with leadership and provide
actionable guidance to organizational stakeholders on a variety of
issues in a highly complex environment.
--- Ability to gather appropriate data and diagnose the cause of a
problem before taking action; comfortable with developing
alternative courses of action.
--- Strong communication skills. Ability to deal tactfully and
persuasively with a wide variety of staff including executives,
managers, employees, and others.
--- Familiarity with workforce analytics. Able to use analytics to
support and influence leaders.
--- Ability to work independently and escalate issues
--- Ability to build and maintain successful relationships with all
levels of the organization,achieve credibility and influence
--- Ability to manage multiple responsibilities, often under time
--- Flexible, willingness to change gears and / or "jump in" on a
project without any advanced notice.
--- Able to move through challenging situations and maintain a
sense of humor.
--- Ability to make logical decisions independently and ability to
maintain a high level of confidentiality.
--- Office environment with local travel to other Partners
Mass General Brigham is an Equal Opportunity Employer & by
embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to
lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national
origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation,
military service, genetic information, and/or other status
protected under law.
Partners Healthcare System Inc. is acting as an Employment Agency
in relation to this vacancy. Internal Number:
3137942-1435_1607615331 About MGH Institute of Health Professions
MGH Institute of Health Professions, founded by Massachusetts
General Hospital in 1977, is an innovative and independent graduate
school in Boston that is a member of Partners HealthCare. A
progressive leader in developing comprehensive models of health
care education, the MGH Institute prepares advanced practice
professionals in the fields of nursing, physical therapy,
occupational therapy and communication sciences and disorders
through a distinctive combination of academic study, clinical
practice, and research. More than 1,200 students are enrolled in
graduate level and certificate programs, with an increasing number
of courses available online. The Institute is accredited by the New
England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). 66 George
Charleston, South Carolina 29424
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