Head of People Partner, Biz at Gusto

| Greater Denver Area
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Gusto is a company that seeks to create a world where work empowers a better life. Founded to serve the millions of small businesses in the US, and the millions of employees that these businesses employ, we create a People Platform so that every company can create an environment where people can do their best and be their best. 
 
Gusto’s People team is growing and scaling with the company! As our business scales and becomes more complex, and as we add hundreds of new Gusties each year, we need to ensure that our strategies for engagement with our employees are positive, engaging, values-driven and compliant. 
 
Our Opportunity: As a People Partner, you will drive people strategies and solutions for Gusto’s Biz organization: Our Sales, Customer Experience, Marketing and Insights & Operations teams. You’ll support our Chief Operating Officer as a key strategic partner. You’ll build a team of people partners to support the COO’s leadership team. 
 
Here’s what you’ll do day-to-day:
  • Diagnose, translate, and define current and future business needs into an overall integrated People/Talent Plan for the Biz organization and major sub-organizations. 
  • As a People Partner, serve as a change agent and member of the Biz leadership team to help drive strategic growth plans and objectives across the organization.
  • Provide organizational development interventions and support including organization design, development solutions, leadership coaching, and proactive change management.
  • Engage in strategic workforce planning by assessing organizational capabilities; identify competency and talent gaps, ensure development of people resources; and introduce succession planning.
  • Initiate and maintain effective communications with Biz leadership and employees; provide coaching and guidance on matters related to performance management, offer feedback on style and behaviors to improve employee productivity and engagement.
  • Build strong partnerships across the People team roles and functions (Invite, Talent Development, Compensation and Benefits) as well as operate as part of a larger People Partner team to create a consistent Gustie experience.
  • Lead the Biz organization to achieve its People objectives, including attracting, hiring and onboading great talent, developing and retaining Biz Gusties, and achieving our goals around representation and inclusion.
Here’s what we’re looking for:
Experience:
  • 10+ years operating as an HR Business Partner/People Partner in a large to mid-size tech company.
  • You’ve worked in strategy consulting, focused on People leadership, organizational development and design, and People operations engagements.
  • Experience working in tech and/or a startup environment is highly preferred.
  • Experience in high growth organizations is required.
  • Experience working with executive leadership is required.
Skills:
  • Strong executive presence, proven ability to influence and coach leaders, and exceptional interpersonal skills are key.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to clearly and concisely communicate to employees of all levels effectively. 
  • Strategic thinking and ability to translate strategy into plans for execution. 
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholders and competing priorities with a sense of urgency and the ability to pivot quickly based on changing needs of the business.
  • Significant experience with workforce analytics plus the ability to use data and reporting to drive strategic decisions.
  • A proven track record of developing and leading organizational change initiatives that deliver real business results.
  • Agility, ability to thrive in ambiguity, and excel in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to travel between Gusto sites as dictated by business needs (estimated 25-50%).
  • You’ve earned a Bachelor’s degree; an MBA or MS in HR Management is a plus.
 
ABOUT GUSTO
 
Gusto is a modern, online people platform that helps small businesses take care of their teams. On top of full-service payroll, Gusto offers health insurance, 401(k)s, expert HR, and team management tools. Today, Gusto offices in Denver, San Francisco, and New York serve more than 100,000 businesses nationwide.
 
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks

Location

1201 16th St, Suite 350 , Denver, CO 80202

What are Gusto Perks + Benefits

Gusto Benefits Overview

We believe in taking care of you...

In order to do the best work of your life, it is important that you are valued and taken care of. At Gusto, we value our employees above all else and are committed to continually seeking out new ways to foster their well-being. Our values drive how we work and also how we design our benefits program.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
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