United States


Boston, Hartford, New York City, Philadelphia

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

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
Avanade requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Avanade will consider requests for medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement on an individual basis.
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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences on the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help make a genuine human impact on our clients, their customers and their employees. We are the power behind the Accenture Microsoft Business Group, helping companies to engage customers, empower employees, optimize operations and transform products, leveraging the Microsoft platform. Avanade has 50,000 professionals in 26 countries, bringing clients our best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at