Human Resources Business Partner (Contract/Temp.)

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Who we are:

Motive empowers the people who run physical operations with tools to make their work safer, more productive, and more profitable. For the first time ever, safety, operations and finance teams can manage their drivers, vehicles, equipment, and fleet related spend in a single system. Combined with industry leading AI, the Motive platform gives you complete visibility and control, and significantly reduces manual workloads by automating and simplifying tasks.

Motive serves more than 120,000 customers – from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses – across a wide range of industries, including transportation and logistics, construction, energy, field service, manufacturing, agriculture, food and beverage, retail, and the public sector.

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About the Role:

The Motive People team is looking for a Senior HR Business Partner who will be responsible for influencing and executing our organizational and people-related strategy as well as partnering with Motive’s teams. The role of a Senior Human Resources Business Partner is to solve complex organizational challenges with people-focused solutions. You’ll partner with a cross-functional group of subject matter experts to design and execute the strategy for how we hire, onboard, develop, motivate, retain and organize. In our hands-on culture, you’ll have the opportunity to work side-by-side with teams across Motive to get things done. You will be a steward of Motive’s culture, leveraging insights from your work to identify trends and strategize solutions. As part of our People function, your goal is to empower Motive’s organizations that drive company’s success. This role requires working collaboratively with a high energy HRBP team, strong communication, a heightened attention to detail, superb organization skills, and collaboration with a wide variety of high profile stakeholders and executives. The ideal candidate is someone who is experienced with change management, people and business oriented, and is comfortable operating in an organization that is growing quickly and changing constantly.

What You'll Do:

  • Serve as a strategic People Business Partner to senior levels of management (including C-level) in the organizations assigned.
  • Serve as a first point-of-contact for employee questions on HR policies and/or processes
  • Work collaboratively with all employees to drive a cohesive and inclusive people strategy, by flexing style and meeting people where they are.
  • Able to successfully design and drive strategic people-related plans for a variety of teams and functions to foster organizational health.
  • Use insightful data to guide decision making and provide proactive solutions.
  • Provide expertise in the following areas: organizational structure and design, career planning, performance management, coaching, data analysis, compensation and rewards, employee relations, learning and development, talent reviews, DEI, and recognition programs.
  • Maintaining a high-quality, timely, and professional service until each case is fully resolved.
  • Contributing to the implementation and accomplishment of Human Resources practices by staying updated on various HR processes to answer employee inquiries.
  • Ability to act as an HRBP lead on a company program and partner with the Centers of Excellence and other HR teams to shape and implement HR programs and processes
  • Partner with varied stakeholders to conduct investigations, provide counsel, and facilitate prompt, fair, and effective resolution of workplace concerns to foster a positive employee experience
  • Help maintain Motive’s people culture and strategy based on consultation with the People team, as well as the management team
  • Be a role model and guide for employees. Champion, promote and demonstrate what our culture means in practice.

What We're Looking For:

  • Minimum 8 years of relevant HR business partner experience, preferably partnering with a variety of business functions to include Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Product, G&A (GTM/Sales a must) 
  • 5+ years of experience in mid-size, fast-paced startup environment, supporting stakeholders at C- level 
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of relevant experience in HR.
  • In depth knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee relations, employee engagement, inclusion and diversity, performance management, coaching and development, and employment laws.
  • Knowledge and ability to apply employment law, including California
  • Proven ability to work within a dynamic fast paced environment while juggling multiple priorities
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with proven ability to organize and analyze data, understand trends and develop recommendations for actions based on the analysis
  • Skilled communicator with a strong ability to build and influence relationships with leaders and a complex set of stakeholders to drive organizational change
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and navigating complex change management workstreams
  • Excellent self-management and interpersonal skills
  • Strong bias for action and not afraid to “roll up your sleeves”
  • Remote role inThe continental United States

Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is one of Motive's core values. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. 

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The applicant must be authorized to receive and access those commodities and technologies controlled under U.S. Export Administration Regulations. It is Motive's policy to require that employees be authorized to receive access to Motive products and technology. 


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Our headquarters are located in the heart of the city’s bustling South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood, a short walk from major public transit lines.

What are Motive Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
We sponsor Women@Motive, Melanin@Motive, AAPI@Motive, Motive Proud, Allies@Motive, and regularly host Intersectionality Roundtables to discuss identity in the workplace.
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Motive employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
We offer comprehensive mental health benefits through Lyra Health.
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Motive has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and all of the on-tap beer and kombucha you can handle.
Company-sponsored happy hours
Happy hours are hosted once per month. See our instagram @LifeAtMotive for details!
Recreational clubs
Motive has office sports leagues year-round. We currently hold the title for back-to-back Basketball Champs in the San Francisco Equinox League!
Relocation assistance
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Motive offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Motive hosts lunch and learn meetings for our interns bi-weekly and all are invited to attend!
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

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