EY HR Business Partner- Senior Associate in Philippines

Title: HR Business Partner- Senior Associate

Location: Philippines

Job Number: PHI0024P

Join our Core Business Services (CBS) team and you will help support the important business enablement functions that keep our organisation running strong. As a CBS professional, you will work across teams to provide the knowledge, resources and tools that help EY deliver exceptional quality service to our clients, win in the marketplace and support EY’s growth and profitability. Major teams within CBS include Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Enterprise Support Services, Brand Marketing and Communications, Business Development, Knowledge and Risk Management.

We call our human resources group the Talent Team, and this reflects how important our people are to the success of the EY organisation. Working with the Talent Team, you’ll help develop and execute our people strategy, which provides the programs, measures and tools that help our EY member firms' employees achieve their goals. You might develop and implement strategies for performance management, leadership development, learning, training tools, compensation, recruiting, new joiner orientation, reporting processes or other initiatives.

With so many offerings, you have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.


Job summary

As Talent Consultant Senior Associate, you'll coordinate and facilitate human resources (HR) activities. Working closely with other team members of the SGV/EY Philippines Talent Team, you'll implement and influence people programs and processes for a client group. You'll resolve employee inquiries on a wide range of HR topics from employee relations to compensation. You'll also escalate more complex issues to senior People team members as appropriate.

Although you'll receive general supervision, you'll frequently work independently on projects, with periodic updates to your supervisor. However, you may seek guidance on increasingly complex projects or employee issues.


  • Serve as the first point of contact for client groups. Address and resolve requests, concerns and inquiries

  • Support the development of key talent priorities.

  • Build close relationship/networks with Regional, Area and Global Talent teams as well as other functional stakeholders

  • Handle and resolves employee relations issues that are either less complex in nature

  • Implement recurring (HR) processes as appropriate, including performance management, compensation and career development. Recommend process improvements

  • Collect and analyze data on staffing levels, budgets and salary information. Identify issues and make suggestions as appropriate

  • Identify and escalate HR concerns and risks

  • Help design and implement HR programs and processes for assigned client groups

  • Collect and provide data on staffing, salary, budgets, and use this to make relevant recommendations

  • Successfully deliver assigned projects to agreed schedule and deadlines, budget and scope, escalating days and impediments to completion as necessary

  • Provide reports and data gathered as required. Share information, analysis and/or insights gathered with the other Talent team members.

  • Assist in the change management required for successful implementation of Global, Area and local Talent priortities

  • Alert HR team members and/or clients to potential risks

  • Autonomously modify project steps to reflect group consensus

Knowledge and skills requirements

  • Broad understanding of our business, or other professional services environment

  • Competent at handling multiple demands and ability to prioritize effectively

  • Good analytical skills, able to grasp complexities, and understand interrelationships between issues

  • Working knowledge of change management principles

  • Good project management skills and knowledge of project management practices

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

  • Possesses a ‘can do’ attitude, has strong personal drive and a solution driven approach

  • Displays initiative, creative thinking and the ability to offer innovative ideas

  • Ability to assert own ideas, and influence others, to gain support and commitment for shared accountabilities within projects

  • Can work effectively and efficiently in a virtual team

  • Sets high personal standards with consistent quality of delivery and exceptional client service

  • Demonstrates high levels of integrity and confidentiality

  • Strong spoken and written English and IT literate in word, excel and powerpoint

  • Has the ability and willingness to work in a multicultural and diverse environment and flex style as appropriate (sensitivity to cultural differences)


  • A minimum of 5 years related experience


Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience