HR Business Partner

Location : Location US-VA-Arlington (Hybrid)
Human Resources


Hanover Research – HR Business Partner   

Arlington, VA  

Hybrid Opportunity  


Hanover Research is seeking an HR Business Partner to help achieve business objectives through a progressive People Strategy Reporting directly to the Sr. HR Business Partner, you will provide strategic and hands-on organizational support to C-suite Executives, Senior leaders, and employees across HanoverYou will be part of the People Team, working with a highly collaborative team of Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development and People Operations members.  

If you are creative, curious, data-driven, courageous, collaborative, and optimistic – if you understand that keeping a sense of humor and having fun along the way is critical – if you are looking to join a team where you’ll be instrumental in shaping company culture in all facets of Talent Management including Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, employee experience & engagement, total rewards, performance management, succession planning, and employee relations - we want to talk to you.  


  • Acts as a point of contact for employees and leaders in the business building a strong business relationship  
  • Partnering and consulting with C-Suite Executives, Sr. Leaders, other departments (Recruiting, Learning & Development, Benefits, etc.), and across business units to align People strategy to business strategy, provide HR guidance when appropriate, actively identifying gaps, proposing and implementing solutions 
  • Support with designing, implementing, and improving employee engagement programs that will help with retention efforts 
  • Support with designing and implementing performance management/alignment processes across departments 
  • Assist with managing bi-annual and annual performance review processes across departments in performance management system, liaising with leaders and outside vendors 
  • Providing day-to-day coaching to leaders and performance management guidance to management (e.g., coaching, career development, disciplinary actions), coaching employees through Performance Enhancement Plans and Performance Improvement Plans 
  • Providing guidance on workforce planning and succession planning 
  • Assist with resolving complex employee relations issues, conducting thorough and objective investigations 
  • Partnering with outside counsel on international employees with visa and sponsorship obtainment 
  • Maintaining in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks, and ensuring compliance 
  • Partnering with outside legal counsel as needed/required 
  • Staying up to date of new systems or processes that could be implemented or updated across the department 
  • Support with designing, fielding, and analyzing surveys to inform business decisions and collect employee feedback 
  • Taking knowledge of the business to frame data in a meaningful way when making recommendations. Translates data into action and leads the implementation of data-supported plans 
  • Ability to see patterns, diagnose issues, and recommend and develop both immediate and long-term solutions and mechanisms 



  • 4-6 years experience as an HRBP  
  • Experience with most Talent Management solutions including  
  • Diversity, Equity,  Inclusion and Belonging strategy  
  • Employee Relations 
  • Organizational Development  
  • Performance Management 
  • Employee Engagement 
  • Total Rewards  
  • System Implementation experience desired 
  • Implementation of data-driven systems and improvements in how the People Team delivers on our People Strategy 
  • Commute into the office 2 times a week and additionally when needed 



  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field  
  • Prior experience with Workday 
  • Advanced MS Excel skills 
  • Prior experience with processing Payroll 
  • Compensation Design 



Office is located in Arlington, VA   

Hybrid (3 days remote, 2 days in the office) 



  • Starting at 18+ days Paid Time Off  
  • 15 paid holidays including Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Juneteenth, and Indigenous People’s Day, and personal holidays  
  • 401(K) employer matching program  
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits package  
  • Health and wellness packages with discounts to local gym  
  • Annual company-wide day of service and  partnering with local organizations such as KidPower, Martha’s Kitchen, DC SPCA throughout the year 
  • Community service opportunities  
  • Unlimited snacks and beverages (when in the office)  



Hanover Research strives to create compensation and benefits programs that are competitive, equitable and fair. The compensation range for this role at the company is $80,000 - $100,000. Please note that the base salary offered is contingent on the candidate’s job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Our base pay range is determined by the role and the market   


Hanover believes in supporting our team’s overall well-being now and in the future. We provide retirement benefits and 401K matching to help you plan ahead, wellness benefits to keep you healthy, medical coverage to lift you up if you or your dependents get sick, and paid time away to rejuvenate. You can learn more about our benefits on our Hanover Research Careers page or please talk to your Recruiter to learn more.   

About Hanover Research   
Founded in 2003, Hanover Research is a global research and analytics firm that delivers market intelligence through a unique, fixed-fee model to more than 1,000 clients. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Hanover employs high-caliber market researchers, analysts, and account executives to provide a service that is revolutionary in its combination of flexibility and affordability. Hanover was named a Top 50 Market Research Firm by the American Marketing Association from 2015 to 2021. To learn more about Hanover Research, visit   


Hanover Values   

Business Building – We build our business quickly and intelligently and we help our clients do the same   

Thought Leadership and Innovation – We strive constantly to deliver better information in a better way   

Service – To our clients and our community, service is our guiding principle   

Leadership and Mentorship – Our talent is our greatest asset, and we hope to help our people be their best   

Firm Citizenship – We are optimists who believe there are endless possibilities for our company and ourselves   


How to Apply   

If you are interested in the prospect of working for a dynamic, fast-growing company, we encourage you to submit your resume and any other supporting materials by applying to the job here on current openings page.  


Hanover strives to be accessible to all users and job seekers. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance in accessing our website or completing a job application, please contact Hanover Research at 202-559-0050 or via email All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation. 


Hanover Research is an Equal Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, compensation, training, promotion, transfer, leaves of absence, and termination. 


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