Director, Talent Management

| San Mateo, Rizal, Calabarzon, PHL | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 195,690-318,010 Annually
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Company Description
Freshworks makes it fast and easy for businesses to delight their customers and employees. We do this by taking a fresh approach to building and delivering software that is affordable, quick to implement, and designed for the end user. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Freshworks has a global team operating from 13 global locations to serve more than 65,000 companies -- from startups to public companies - that rely on Freshworks software-as-a-service to enable a better customer experience (CRM, CX) and employee experience (ITSM).
Freshworks' cloud-based software suite includes Freshdesk (omni-channel customer support), Freshsales (sales automation), Freshmarketer (marketing automation), Freshservice (IT service desk), Freshchat (AI-powered bots), supported by Neo, our underlying platform of shared services.
Freshworks is featured in global national press including CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg and has been a BuiltIn Best Place to work in San Francisco and Denver for the last 3 years. Our customer ratings have earned Freshworks products TrustRadius Top Rated Software ratings and G2 Best of Awards for Best Feature Set, Best Value for the Price and Best Relationship.
Job Description
The Director of Talent Management will play a pivotal role in developing and implementing strategies to attract, retain, and develop top talent within our organization. You will lead a team dedicated to building world-class talent programs that cultivate a high-performing, growth-minded culture and an employee experience that employees view as the best time of their careers. Your responsibilities will encompass leadership of programs across talent management, including performance enablement, employee listening, employee learning and development, and strategic talent assessment and planning.
Responsibilities:
\nUse data-driven insights and industry best practices to design, optimize and execute talent management processes in the following areas:

  • Performance Enablement
    • Spearhead the design and implementation of performance enablement systems, processes, and tools to drive individual and organizational performance excellence
    • Design programs and lead team to provide strategic guidance and support to managers and employees on setting OKRs (objectives and key results), providing feedback, and addressing performance issues
    • Analyze performance data to identify trends, strengths, and areas for improvement and develop actionable insights to enhance overall performance
  • Employee Listening
    • Lead the development of strategies to effectively measure, summarize, and enhance the Freshworks employee experience
    • Design and implement regular surveys and assessments to measure employee engagement and identify opportunities for improvement
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to address employee concerns, improve the work environment, and promote a culture of high performance, recognition, inclusivity, and belonging where employees are empowered to do their best work
  • Learning and Development
    • Develop and lead a team to execute a comprehensive learning and development strategy that aligns to our core global programs, focused on company objectives and employee growth needs and a lens on operationalizing and building rigor
    • Design and implement an integrated approach to development across the talent management function, including training programs, workshops, and resources to support employee development and career growth
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of learning initiatives and adjust strategies as needed to ensure alignment with organizational goals and employee needs
  • Strategic Talent Assessment and Planning
    • Design and implement talent assessment e.g., calibration and succession planning, processes to identify and develop high-potential talent for key roles within the organization
    • Work closely with leadership, partner COEs and within talent management to assess current and future talent needs and design a process that will build robust talent pipelines
    • Develop and implement tools and practices to increase the adoption of key talent practices and talent development plans to prepare employees for future leadership roles to ensure the continuity of critical functions


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Industrial Organizational Psychology, Business Administration, or a related field; Master's degree preferred
  • Proven experience (15+ years) in talent management, HR Leadership, or related roles
  • Strong understanding of talent management principles, practices, and trends
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, facilitation and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to translate vision into actionable plans and initiatives
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to leverage data to drive insights and decision-making
  • Agile and curious leader with experience working in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment and a willingness to be involved in programs from conception to execution


Additional Information
The annual OTE salary range in San Mateo for this position is between: $195,690-$318,010 USD.
At Freshworks, we are creating a global workplace that enables everyone to find their true potential, purpose, and passion, irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or ethnicity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity for all and believe that diversity in the workplace creates a more vibrant, richer work environment that advances the goals of our employees, our communities, and our business.
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At Freshworks, we are creating a global workplace that enables everyone to find their true potential, purpose, and passion irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion and ethnicity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity for all and believe that diversity in the workplace creates a more vibrant, richer work environment that advances the goals of our employees, communities and the business.

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Technology we use

  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • FreshdeskManagement
    • FreshserviceManagement
    • Freshsales CRMManagement
    • FreshmarketerManagement
    • FreshchatManagement
    • FreshcallerManagement
    • FreshsuccessManagement
    • FreshteamManagement
    • FreshconnectManagement
    • FreshreleaseManagement
    • FreshpingManagement
    • FreshstatusManagement
    • Freshsales CRMCRM
    • FreshmarketerEmail
    • FreshmarketerLead Gen

Location

Freshworks' HQ is adjacent to the Hillsdale Caltrain station in San Mateo amidst a growing hub of tech companies.

An Insider's view of Freshworks

What’s the vibe like in the office?

One of the things I've loved most since starting at Freshworks is how much the team values company culture. Everyone in the office is working hard, celebrating successes, and all the while having a great time. Collaboration is also a big aspect of the sales team - everyone is quick to jump in to help!

Lauren

Enterprise Account Executive

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

It is great being part of a team that is helping companies hit the refresh switch on business software. Freshworks is letting businesses know that their software doesn’t have to be clunky or expensive. Being able to help companies overcome these challenges is truly rewarding!

Tylor

Senior Enterprise Account Executive

What makes someone successful on your team?

You have to be a team player. We are all in each other's corners and the collaborative and interactive workspace is one that I have come to value greatly. You will be presented with ongoing opportunities to grow, learn, and step into leadership roles. The willingness to volunteer for these roles and step into new challenges is a valuable attribute.

Jenny

Solution Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

Freshworks provides innovative customer engagement software for businesses of all sizes, making it easy for teams to acquire, close and keep their customers for life. We provide refreshing software that your teams will love. All our products are ready to go, easy to use, and offer great value to any type of business.

Girish

Founder & CEO

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As a distributed workforce I try to include visual elements throughout my collaboration process. By sharing the "why" and vision I can more easily collate critiques and ideas. I also keep internal notes on interactions in my Evernote; being organized helps me communicate directives in a more progressive manner.

Sam

Senior Solutions Engineer

What are Freshworks Perks + Benefits

Freshworks Benefits Overview

Freshworks provides a comprehensive benefits plan, including health insurance, vision, dental, retirement, and unlimited time off (among a lot of other cool things too!)

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
We have 3 women in our C-suite!
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity employee resource groups
FW Women 360, LGBTQAI++
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Classpass and a fitness/reading stipend
Team workouts
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
The 401(k) retirement plan offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds and international index funds to choose from.
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Freshworks has a lucrative sales commission program as well as a performance bonus for other functions, which are dependent on individual and company performance.
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Freshworks offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education available during work hours

Additional Perks + Benefits

Since working from home in mid March, we have added additional benefits to ensure our employees are fully supported, mentally and physically!
- One time WFH accessories stipend
- Monthly internet allowance
- Classpass membership offering
- 6-month long free DashPass subscription
- Reading & fitness stipend

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