Gusto simplifies HR, payroll & benefits for modern businesses.

Head of People Analytics

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We believe in providing people with everything they need to do their best work, and are looking for a leader to leverage data insights to build and improve existing recruiting, development and talent management programs. With a focus on excellent client service, you’ll work across various sources to transform people data into talent-related experiments and programs.

The People team at Gusto focuses on developing a positive employee experience that empowers people to do the best work of their lives. We aspire to craft an environment that inspires and enables Gusto to go beyond what is thought possible. We think holistically and are encouraged by a supportive leadership team. You’ll be a true leader in the organization with a high level of responsibility. As a key member of the People Team, you will play a critical role in helping us build a diverse and inclusive team which is key to our growth and success as a company.

Here’s what you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Be a strategic and decision-making partner to People leadership, including our Head of People
  • Uplevel our employee journey through data and thoughtful interpretation of findings
  • Use data to build people strategies, powered by compelling messaging that ultimately drive meaningful and positive change for our people programs
  • Measure external inputs to help us understand our employer brand and to help attract the talent we need to succeed
  • Serve as an internal consultant on people matters to cross-functional stakeholders
  • Partner across the People team to propose and build analytics improvements and automation
  • Help maintain high data integrity as a member of various cross-functional teams
  • Where applicable, help inform Gusto’s product development as a people platform

Here’s what we're looking for:

  • 8+ years of analyst experience within HR, People Analytics, or a related department, focused on people programs
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, high-performance environment where the business is constantly evolving
  • Deep aptitude in excel, data collection, and data visualization skills
  • Experience building dashboards and automating reports
  • Strong communication skills paired with attention to detail and the ability to multitask across multiple projects
  • Ability to think critically, anticipate issues, and proactively suggest solutions
  • Self-starter who can work in an unstructured environment and is comfortable with ambiguity
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • SQL experience a plus


Gusto’s mission is to create a world where work empowers a better life. By making complicated, impersonal business tasks simple and personal, Gusto is reimagining HR, payroll, and benefits for over 60,000 companies nationwide. Gusto has offices in San Francisco and Denver and the company’s investors include Google Capital, General Catalyst, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, as well as the founders of Instagram, Stripe, Nest, PayPal, Yelp, Dropbox, and Eventbrite, among others.

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What are Gusto Perks + Benefits

Gusto Benefits Overview

Taking care of our people is just as important as taking care of our customers. We offer competitive total compensation packages with an emphasis on equity, along with many other great benefits, some of which are included below!

Medical, dental, and vision: comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, plus a variety of mental health resources.

Time off
Gusties are encouraged to take the time off they need to continue doing great work.

Inclusive healthcare
Fertility benefits, parental leave, pregnancy termination, caregiving, gender-affirming surgery, hormone treatments, transgender-inclusive services, and more.

Free meals and refreshments
If you work at one of our offices, enjoy food, drinks, and snacks— on us. Conversation and community is an added bonus!

Celebrate 5 or 10 years at Gusto and take a month off to recharge.

Take advantage of monthly internet, phone, and wellness stipends. Enjoy commuter or remote work stipends, along with and cash for your Gusto anniversaries!

Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Quarterly engagement surveys
Hybrid work model
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Diversity employee resource groups
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Mental health benefits
Transgender health care benefits
Financial & Retirement
Company equity
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Fertility benefits
Gusto provides a benefit designed to support your unique parenthood journey. The benefit is not health insurance, but rather provides resources to make family forming more accessible to everyone.
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Free daily meals
If you work at one of our offices, enjoy food, drinks, and snacks— on us.
Free snacks and drinks
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

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