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Beth Israel Lahey Health Human Resources Business Partner in Cambridge, Massachusetts

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

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The Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) reports to the Executive Director, of HRBP and supports Mount Auburn Hospital (MAH). This role partners with both Hospital and Physician Practice administrative and clinical leaders to align HR strategy with business plans and helps leaders implement initiatives and programs within their areas. The HRBP partners with centralized Centers of Expertise (COE) on key HR service delivery. Provides consultative support and partnership to assigned leaders and employees to drive human capital initiatives and associated business results. Coordinates projects and activities and ensures achievement of objectives related to employee experience, workforce management, performance management, diversity and inclusion, retention, communications, and change management. The HRBP impacts overall business performance and employee experience by providing strategic, creative, and collaborative leadership across assigned client groups. Further, this role proactively diagnoses issues and opportunities and takes necessary action to bring timely resolution.

Job Description:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  1. Partners with Mount Auburn leaders in planning processes to ensure strategic plans drive business results, optimize performance and align with organizational values. Contributes to the development and delivery of people strategies and helps to drive business and organizational performance.

  2. Understands general business conditions that affect BILH and MAH and remains current on trends within HR to present an informed point of view.

  3. Provides guidance, coaching, and consultation regarding leading people and organizational management practices to develop staff.

  4. Encourages employees and managers to embrace new philosophies, technologies, and hospital/physician practice initiatives.

  5. Provides input for the HR Centers of Expertise regarding specific functional strategies, programs, and practices to ensure they meet business needs. Serves as an advocate for the hospital, physician practice leaders, and all staff.

  6. Uses organizational diagnostics to proactively identify and respond to key talent/employee experience challenges and opportunities within the organization. Partners with leaders and HR CEOs to craft, select, implement and/or support solutions to enhance employee experience and workplace performance.

  7. Applies best diversity and inclusion practices to promote inclusive hiring, promotion, and retention initiatives.

  8. Leads conversations with teams on staffing plans and talent recruitment, retention, and development.

  9. Partners with the Talent Acquisition team to determine and support hiring plans, where needed.

  10. Coaches leaders on change management strategies by BILH change management methodology and industry best practices.

  11. Supports all aspects of HR during restructuring. In partnership with senior HR leaders, provides consultation regarding team, department, and other business structuring efforts.

  12. May produce and analyze key workforce and budget information to support program development, interventions, or consultations with departments.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in HR, business, or related field required.

  2. 5-8 years of related work experience required focusing on HR generalist experience across multiple disciplines (i.e. workforce planning, talent acquisition, career development, employee relations consultation) while interpreting and applying HR policies, procedures, programs, and processes.

  3. Experience working in a cross-functional team environment.

  4. Excellent demonstrate interpersonally, facilitation, communication, problem-solving, and consulting skill are necessary.

  5. The ability to work under pressure and demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness in an ever-changing environment is required.

  6. Advanced skills with Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and/or Access) required. Knowledge of web-based applications is a must.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. SPHR or SHIR-SP

  2. Experience with Workday HRM

  3. Experience in a health care system environment with a multi-site, dispersed workforce

Physical Requirements & Environment:

  1. The nature of work requires close attention to detail for work to be accurately completed. Intermittent breaks during the work day do not compromise the work.

  2. Work is varied every day and incumbents need to be adaptable to respond to changes and use independent judgment and manage priorities.

  3. No substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

  4. Sedentary work; exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, or pulling objects. Regularly walking. Standing only occasionally.

  5. The position requires frequent keyboard use.

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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

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