HR Business Partner


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Berkshire Health Systems
742 North Street

Phone:(413) 447-2784

Company Description:
Berkshire Health Systems offers individuals the opportunity to work in an environment where they will be challenged, supported, and respected. As the region’s leading provider of comprehensive healthcare services, our employees are affiliated with an award winning teaching hospital, dedicated colleagues, and world class technology. The BHS family is proud to deliver the kind of advanced healthcare most commonly found in large metropolitan centers.

HR Business Partner
To Commensurate With Experience
Full Time
Human Resources/Recruiting
Healthcare/Healthcare Professional
Bachelor's Degree
Experience in Labor Relations - Preference: Preferred
Master's Degree in Business or related field - Preference: Preferred

The Business Partner forms productive working relationships with managers and employees in client departments. Primary functions include advising and coaching management on managing and leading their workforce and subordinate management, ensuring compliance with applicable law, contract and regulation, and ensuring implementation of organization-level HR strategies and plans consistently at the department level. Business Partner support takes a wide variety of forms including assistance with transactions, straightforward answers to questions, supplying new ideas, tactics, strategies, and approaches to managing staff, labor relations work, facilitating communication, or challenging managers to move to higher levels of leadership performance outside of the manager's comfort zone.

  • POSITION QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum qualifications are required unless stated otherwise.)
    • Experience:
      • 5 years of experience in human resources administration at a professional level including employment law compliance, managing employee relations, working with leadership and employees on a variety of HR issues and performance management is required. Additional experience is preferred.
      • Experience in labor relations is preferred.
    • Education and Training:
      • A Bachelor's Degree is required. A bachelor's degree in business, human resources, or a related field is preferred.
      • Master's Degree in business or a related field is preferred.
    • License, Certification & Registration:
    • Other Requirements:
      • Knowledge of applicable employment and labor law and regulation sufficient to identify and mitigate risks is required.
      • Ability to assess group dynamics and communication styles, and to introduce techniques to improve the work environment is required.
      • Knowledge of HR functions (Talent Acquisition, Benefits, Compensation, Learning, etc.) that enables the Business Partner to act as a liaison for management, answer and resolve simple issues, and guide managers and employees in obtaining HR services is required.
      • High emotional intelligence, a high degree of managerial courage, and a predisposition toward innovation and embracing change is required.
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