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Beth Israel Lahey Health Director, HR Business Partner in Milton, 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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Reporting to the Vice President, Human Resources, the Director, HR Business Partner collaborates with other HR colleagues for the effective delivery of HR services and programs to BID Milton Hospital. This includes performance management, employee relations, talent acquisition, organizational planning, compensation and benefits administration, policy administration and organizational development activities. The primary purpose of the role is to provide consultative support and partnership to assigned leaders and employees to drive human capital initiatives and associated business results. The HRBP will partner with the leadership team to drive a culture of high employee engagement, developing strategic and tactical plans to achieve the organization's goals. Will provide HR consultation to leadership on strategic staffing plans, employee relations, compensation, benefits and employee development, along with managing the risk associated with personnel actions. Interfaces with all levels of the organization and consults with centralized Centers of Expertise to coordinate the delivery of HR services to employees. Collaborates with Talent Specialists on talent acquisition strategies and staffing matters to ensure the attraction of top and diverse talent. Participates in training programs with OD, as necessary. The successful individual will lead with a system mindset that embraces transformation and change, build strong cross-functional relationships, foster a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and anti-racism.

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Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

Develops a thorough understanding of the organization's needs and future direction in order to communicate HR implications to leaders and employees. Partners with the leadership team to optimize the delivery of all Human Resources services to assist in achieving department and organizational goals. Provides leaders with ongoing coaching.

Provides consultation to leaders on strategic planning related to department restructuring, reorganizations, workforce planning, etc.

Advises and counsels leaders on all employment/employee relations matters, ensuring consistency with policies and practices.

Assists with investigations and corrective action decisions. Investigates issues related to working conditions, disciplinary actions or other.

Uses knowledge of federal and state laws, policies and practices to advise leadership and ensure compliance. Identifies and researches HR issues to offer recommendations, with information and analysis, to assist in effective resolution.

Understands business conditions and stays current on trends within HR to present an informed point of view.

Applies diversity and inclusion practices to promote inclusive hiring, promotions and employee development. Reviews and manages any involuntary employment terminations, and consults with Legal staff, as needed. Partners with HR colleagues and department leadership to develop a high performing culture that promotes employee development, recognition and engagement for personal and professional success.

Uses metrics and other available information to assist with organizational development programs. Stays in regular communications with business leaders on projects, priorities and staff initiatives.

Collaborates with Recruiters on critical positions or other talent acquisition strategies to ensure proactive recruitment efforts that yield the selection of the most qualified and diverse candidates.

Keeps VP of Human Resources aware of employee relations issues and seeks guidance on complex matters.

Reviews potential legal issues with VP of HR and consults with Legal counsel when warranted. Prepares requested documentation and participates in matters, as requested by counsel.

Works with the VP of HR to review and propose improvements to policies and practices affecting the workplace and its employees.

Communicates changes and ensures compliance.

Coaches leaders and employees on change management strategies and methodology.

Actively participated in functional meetings, sharing ideas and following through on commitments.

May participate in new employee orientation and onboarding.

May participate in training sessions in partnership with OD. Completes all HR transactions and related administrative tasks for assigned business groups.

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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.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled