HR Business Partner at Upwork
Upwork ($UPWK) is the world's largest freelancing website. Each year $1.7 billion of work happens through Upwork, allowing businesses to get more done and helping professionals break free of traditional time and place boundaries and work anytime, anywhere on projects they love. At Upwork, you'll help build on this momentum. Together, we'll create economic and social value on a global scale, providing a trusted online workplace for businesses to connect with extraordinary talent and work without limits.Your Responsibilities:
Build and execute HR strategy the G&A organization
Coach and provide guidance on employee relations for a wide range of issues. May include conducting investigations in response to issues and recommending/implementing courses of action based on investigation results
Achieve a deep understanding of the business strategy, goals and objectives and support organizational changes by developing and implementing appropriate change management plans
Assess organizational capability and clearly articulate the root causes of organizational performance
Maintain in depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partner with legal department as needed
Be an impartial steward for the organization advocating for employees and the business, and modeling company values
Contribute to the development of HR programs and processes such as workforce and succession planning, learning and development, total rewards programs, etc.
Strong communication and influencing skills; effective listener, ability to connect and influence actions and outcomes with employees at all levels in the organization
Track record of strong business partnership within a dynamic, fast paced environment
HR subject matter expert: you have in-depth knowledge of hr laws, strategies, policies, and practices. Additionally, you're eager to try new and creative approaches
Minimum of 5+ years of dynamic Human Resources business partnering experience in a technology related environment
Dedicated leader in putting ideas into practice and assessing results
Demonstrable experience with Google applications
A combination of HR experience in the following areas: Organizational design, org planning, performance management, business advising, compensation and rewards, recognition programs, culture carrier, employee engagement, coaching and development, conflict resolution, recruiting, data analysis, and employee relations.
Proven analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to analyze data, understand trends and develop recommendations for action based on the analysis.
Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adapt to a company’s evolving stages and needs