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Axis People Business Partner in New York, New York

This is your opportunity to join AXIS Capital – a trusted global provider of specialty lines insurance and reinsurance. We stand apart for our outstanding client service, intelligent risk taking and superior risk adjusted returns for our shareholders. We also proudly maintain an entrepreneurial, disciplined and ethical corporate culture. As a member of AXIS, you join a team that is among the best in the industry.

At AXIS, we believe that we are only as strong as our people. We strive to create an inclusive and welcoming culture where employees of all backgrounds and from all walks of life feel comfortable and empowered to be themselves. This means that we bring our whole selves to work.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, civil union status, family or parental status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Accommodation is available upon request for candidates taking part in the selection process.


The People Business Partner partners closely with assigned client groups (BTS) and HR COEs to develop and execute HR strategies, programs, and solutions that are designed to enable the organization to successfully meet its strategic initiatives and encourage a high performance culture.


  • Acts as a strategic business partner to assigned client groups. Evaluates and recommends HR solutions that are aligned with business priorities.

  • Ensures the organization’s talent is kept at the forefront of strategy discussions and helps guide both management and HR COEs to align businesses needs and HR deliverables.

  • Maintains an effective level of business literacy about the organization in general, and the business units specifically, as related to talent, culture, strategic goals and longer term plans, financial position and position in the market.

  • Provides sound advice and strategic direction to leaders while partnering on strategy, as well as day-to-day activities in the following areas:

  • Talent Management – Encourages a high performance culture through initiatives that engage and retain talent. Partners with client groups and the Talent Management team to establish strategies for the development of talent, including succession planning exercises and strategies. Liaises with client groups on the performance management process, including training, guidance, and calibration exercises.

  • Talent Acquisition – Partners with hiring managers and the Talent Acquisition team to strategize over current and future staffing needs, including internal mobility as well as external talent.

  • Organizational Design – Ensures that the organization’s structure is aligned with business needs and is positioned to optimize the organization’s talent to achieve its goals. Works with management to strategize, recommend, and drive changes, partnering closely through any restructuring efforts.

  • Employee Relations – Partners closely with management and employees to address concerns and help optimize the working environment. Provides counsel in the management of underperforming employees and the ongoing monitoring of employment issues.

  • Compensation – Works in partnership with the Compensation team to ensure the organization’s compensation strategy is understood and implemented among the business leaders and employees. Plays a key role in the annual compensation process as well as off-cycle compensation needs that may arise.


  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Typically requires a minimum of 5 to 10 years of experience in an HR Business Partner role

  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Workday experience, a plus.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of employment law


  • Excellent listening and interpersonal communication skills

  • Self-motivated, proactive, solution-oriented, collaborative, team player

  • Ability to interact with diverse personalities at various levels of the organization

  • Experience/familiarity with insurance industry, preferred

Rewarding. Challenging. Meaningful.

We are shaping the direction of Insurance and Reinsurance during a critical and exciting time for the industry.

Whether you are a student approaching graduation or a seasoned professional looking for a new environment, AXIS has the right challenges and career opportunities for you. At AXIS, we value each individual and recognize that attracting and retaining the right people is essential to the success of our company.

We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes medical plans for employees and their families, health and wellness programs, retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and much more.