Strategic Business Partner Services

The Strategic Business Partner Services team provides proactive HR support, working closely with leaders and their units to deeply understand their unique needs. We provide a wide variety of HR guidance and support including workforce planning, organizational design, employee engagement, recruitment, retention and advice and coaching to leaders. We are the first point of contact for leaders and bring in specialized expertise as needed from the centres of excellence within HR.

Strategic Business Partners, Human Resources

Your Strategic Business Partner is here to provide HR planning guidance and support to align people strategies with business objectives. 

  • Formulates partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added services to leaders and employees that reflects strategic and operational priorities
  • Works closely with leaders to develop people plans that closely supports the overall University objectives
  • Participates in leadership and employee development, workforce planning, performance management, employee relations and workplace health and safety
  • Guidance in organizational design, change management and implementation of restructuring initiatives

Specialists, Human Resources

For day to day HR advice and support for front-line people leaders, your Specialist, Human Resources, is your primary contact for questions relating to a variety of HR matters such as:

  • Recruitment and selection processes and resources
  • People movement (leaves, extensions, temp promotions/overloads etc.)
  • Navigating HR systems, policies, collective agreements
  • New supervisor orientation
  • Probationary periods, foundational performance management
  • Various HR forms and processes
  • Job description revisions and submission requirements

Hiring Freeze

As of November 2, the university has instituted a hiring freeze as a cost containment measure. For information about the hiring freeze, please see the hiring freeze FAQ. For information about SFU's budget, see the Budget FAQ.