Area of expertise:

Human Resources

Job Description

Together we go beyond. 

As a Business HR Adviser, you are responsible for supporting efforts to drive Avanade’s people agenda and enabling our talent strategy under the direction of the Business HR Lead for your Region. You will be responsible for key HR/people initiatives and processes, including employee inquiries, regional communications, onboarding, culture building, as well as general resource administration. You will interpret regional HR policies, programs, and procedures and act as a liaison to other teams such as payroll, benefits, and recruiting. You will also provide program management support to the regional Business HR Lead, which may include: employee relations, performance management, professional development, compensation, budgeting, scheduling, and inclusion and diversity.

Day-to-day you will:

  • Support Business HR Lead in execution of Avanade HR strategy; driving strategy locally
  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, and evaluate HR program efforts within client group, under the supervision of Business HR Lead
  • Manage and update HR systems
  • Provide reporting and analytics on HR/people metrics to support data-driven people decisions, set HR priorities, and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Prepare, coordinate, and support practice managers/business managers/Business HR Lead on performance discussions/activities as well as separations
  • Coordinate and support Avanade’s annual performance review process
  • Participate and support regional/Market Unit onboarding and employee engagement programs to maximize retention
  • Contribute to the creation of Area HR policies and programs through participation in special projects and tasks forces
  • Provide technical advice and knowledge to others within the human resources discipline
  • Focus on continuous improvement of HR programs, policies, practices and processes
  • Be an ambassador of Avanade values


  • Broad HR background in employee relations, performance management, compensation/benefits, HR administration, onboarding, and recruitment
  • Demonstrated success in delivering employee programs that impacted/improved the success of an organization/department
  • Expert knowledge of applicable employment laws
  • You likely possess a bachelor’s degree in HR, Business, Psychology, or have an equivalent combination of education and experience; PHR certification preferred
  • You likely have about 2-4 years of professional experience in a Human Resources role
  • Experience within professional services or technology industries is preferred
  • Fluent written and spoken English required

Behavioral Competencies Required:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with staff at all levels within the organization
  • Ability to take initiative with little or no supervision
  • Maintains a positive outlook
  • Works constructively under pressure
  • Works successfully in a team environment and embraces and cultivates an inclusive culture
  • Responds resourcefully when challenges arise
  • Accepts responsibility for actions
  • Adaptability for learning and change
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships
  • Sound judgment, tact, integrity and professional
  • Ability to exceed customer expectations
  • Solid organization, decision making and time management skills

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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day, our 59,000 professionals in 26 countries make a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees and their customers. 

We have been recognized as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year more than any other company. With the most Microsoft certifications (60,000+) and 18 (out of 18) Gold-level Microsoft competencies, we are uniquely positioned to help businesses grow and solve their toughest challenges.

We are a people first company, committed to providing an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable being their authentic selves. As a responsible business, we are building a sustainable world and helping people from underrepresented communities fulfil their potential. 

Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at