Ascension Health HR Advisor in Brookfield, Wisconsin

Job ID: 253217

HR Advisor

Brookfield, Wisconsin


Additional Job Information

Title: HR Advisor

City, State: Brookfield, WI

Location: Elmbrook Memorial Campus

Department: HR Partners Delivery 001

Additional Job Details: FT, Days

About Us

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2017, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 165,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 153 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 22 states and the District of Columbia, while its Solutions Division provides a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

Job Description

Job Summary:

The HR Business Advisor (HRBA) works side by side with frontline and midlevel managers in the organization to coach managers in people skills and adapt talent strategy to the needs of the business unit. HRBAs also provide frontline support in the areas of talent, employee engagement, organizational effectiveness, and change management. HRBAs adapt talent strategies to resolve business units’ operational issues, building effective people-management and employee-relations skills among managers while also handling the more complex employee relations issue. One of the primary functions of the HRBA is to work one on one with managers to develop their individual people-management skills so they can become more effective in attracting, hiring, coaching, and developing team members.


  • Exceptional relationship-building and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact positively with stakeholders at all levels in the organization.

  • Demonstrated advising and coaching skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to define problems, establish alternatives, and determine the optimal course of action in the context of broader business strategies and objectives.

  • Work well under pressure, prioritize, meet deadlines, drive projects to completion, and manage the results.

  • Develop effective working relationships with your customer group by demonstrating a solid understanding of the commercial drivers of the business.

  • Work in conjunction with the HRBP, HR specialists in our CoEs, operational services, and corporate HR team to help deliver effective HR strategies and operational solutions.

  • Serve as a trusted advisor on people-related issues to frontline and midlevel management while demonstrating empathy, credibility, and integrity and maintaining confidentiality.

  • Provide advice and support on a wide range of HR issues to frontline and midlevel management, in keeping with our enterprise-level HR practices and culture.

  • Collaborate with the broader HR team in the implementation of our operational and talent strategies.

  • Provide support for escalated employee inquiries; conduct and manage investigation of complaints and concerns that could result in legal ramifications; assess the severity of such issues; involve appropriate individuals in operational services and CoEs; and facilitate appropriate action based on policy and practice.

  • Counsel and coach frontline and midlevel managers on proactive leadership and provide strategic HR advice to create productive and cooperative work environments that enhance employee engagement and develop the full potential of our talent.



  • Bachelor's Level Degree

  • Four-year degree in HR management, organizational development or business-related field required

Work Experience:

  • Five-plus years of progressive HR experience preferably one to two years working with a business-partner model required.

  • Experience in at least two of the following HR functional areas: performance management, rewards, leadership, learning, employee relations or organizational development required.

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