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Senior HR Business Partner



People & HR, Sales & Business Development
Multiple locations
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

ApplyBoard simplifies the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and educational institutions on one intuitive and personalized platform. ApplyBoard is a mission-driven, hyper-growth organization. It has been attracting dedicated individuals for more than eight years who are inspired every day to break down barriers to international education and take their careers to new heights at a company that will invest in their career growth. Our six core values are our compass in our mission to Educate the World and the foundation of our unique company culture. As an organization built on a foundation of diversity, it’s important that our team members are representative of the students from more than 150 countries that we support.

The Opportunity:

As a Senior HR Business Partner, you'll be at the forefront of our mission, collaborating directly with senior leadership to develop and direct HR strategies that align with our global company-wide objectives. Reporting to the Vice President (VP) for People and Culture, you'll play a pivotal role in driving our People & Culture initiatives forward, supporting organizational growth, and fostering a culture of excellence and innovation.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Business Partnership: Partner with senior leadership to understand business challenges and propose solutions focused on enhancing employee engagement

  • Strategic Alignment: Establish and drive HR programs/talent initiatives forward while ensuring alignment with business needs and objectives

  • Employee Relations: Provide hands-on and data-driven inputs and advice to Divisional Leaders on people related issues. Resolve complex employee relations issues and conduct thorough investigations and escalate issues as needed to ensure a positive work environment

  • Talent Management: Oversee workforce planning and succession planning initiatives, identify training needs, and assist with training initiatives to support employee development and career advancement

  • Continuous Improvement: Suggest new HR strategies, participate in the continuous improvement of systems and processes, and leverage HR metrics and reporting to drive data-driven decision-making

What you bring to the table:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as an HR business partner or HR Generalist, with at least 2 years working directly with business units

  • University or College Diploma in business specializing in Human Resources, or equivalent. CHRP/CHRL designation preferred

  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a full understanding of all HR functions and best practices

  • Thorough knowledge of labor legislation and commitment to workplace compliance and standards

  • Strategic thinker with analytical skills and a goal-oriented approach

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to handle sensitive situations and de-escalate conflicts

  • Experience with HR metrics, reporting, and analysis

  • Proficiency in using HR tools such as Workday is an asset

  • Ability to conduct presentations and experience working in a high-growth tech company is advantageous


  • Competitive salary and benefits package.

  • Opportunities for career growth and development in a dynamic and innovative environment.

  • Supportive culture committed to employee well-being and continuous improvement.

  • Access to cutting-edge HR tools and resources to drive organizational success.

About ApplyBoard

ApplyBoard empowers students around the world to access the best education. With more than 800,000 students from over 150 countries helped with their journey in less than a decade, we are just getting started.

ApplyBoard’s 1,350 global team members in 30 countries assist students and our 1,500 partner institutions by empowering the international student sector with innovative technology and insights. As a four-time consecutive Deloitte Fast 50 and Fast 500 ranked company, ApplyBoard is growing and scaling like few other companies. On top of our strong growth, our people are growing personally and professionally. ApplyBoard India was Great Place to Work® Institute (India) certified for outstanding employee experience and workplace culture.

Thank you for your interest in joining the ApplyBoard Team and being part of our mission to Educate the World. While we are lucky to attract a high level of interest in each of our roles, only qualified applicants will be contacted and selected for an interview.

ApplyBoard welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates in all aspects of the hiring and selection process.