HR Partners by Name
What is the Role of an HR Partner?
Partner is a noun, defined by dictionary.com, as:
1. an ally or companion; a partner in crime;
2. a member of a partnership; and/or
3. one of a pair of dancers or players on the same side in a game.
These definitions are apropos in describing the relationship between an HR Partner and individual employees, appointing authorities, supervisors, and/or managers at Central Washington University. Establishing and maintaining these various partnerships are key to our combined success in supporting the CWU mission.
Employees are responsible and accountable for their decisions and the HR Partner provides information and resources to support them to make the right decision at the right time. Employees are responsible for their own achievements and the HR Partner provides information and resources to help them reach their goals.
The most effective members of an organization are those who know what is expected of them. HR Partners assist employees, regardless of position or responsibilities, in formulating and/or understanding those expectations. One of the major functions of the HR Partner is to coordinate information and communication with managers and employees.
Feel free to contact your HR Partner to ask questions, discuss issues, and/or to gather information. We strive to be an effective ally, companion, or dance partner!