Senior HR Generalist

| Santa Monica
About the Senior HR Generalist at Headspace:
This is a great opportunity to join a growing People Operations team as a Senior HR Generalist. We are looking for an experienced Generalist to support the needs of our expanding employee population in the US and internationally. This person should be someone who enjoys taking on challenges and wants a role that will continually evolve and expand as the company grows.
The ideal candidate for this position will have experience in a scaling company and with all steps of the employee lifecycle. This position will play an important role in supporting department leaders with the execution of talent and performance management processes that will create a great employee experience and help the company deliver amazing results.
The successful candidate will have a solid generalist background with in-depth knowledge of key HR practices. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: employee relations, performance management, policy implementation, and employment law compliance. Additional responsibilities include administering and managing leaves, our stock program and supporting the HR team with reporting, analytics and other duties as needed.

How your skills and passion will come to life at Headspace:

  • Be a key HR point of contact with managers in the business, meeting regularly to provide support with employment issues such as immigration, benefits, leaves and other time-off policies.
  • Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Assist with employee relations issues
  • Administer various human resource processes and procedures; assist in the development and implementation of people policies and procedures; maintain the employee handbook.
  • Maintain compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefits laws and regulations.
  • Assist with regulatory reporting/filing and other compliance related tasks.

What you’ve accomplished:

  • 5+ years of progressive HR experience, with strong experience providing consultative business partnering.
  • Ability to manage and resolve sensitive employee relations issues balancing employee experience and the needs of the business.
  • General HR knowledge in the areas of compensation, performance management, and talent and career development.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality with employee information.
  • Exceptional customer service orientation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in a startup culture - comfortable with ambiguity and non-stop problem solving, building, and actioning.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to work in a collaborative and fast-paced environment.
  • Problem solver who is always striving to make things better for the organization to drive performance, retention, and employee engagement.
  • Natural curiosity and selfless drive - you love a challenge and will not give up when things get hard.
  • You will look for innovative ways to get things done.
  • You manage to get an incredible amount of work done demonstrating empathy and high emotional intelligence, and do it all with a smile.
  • Ability to think strategically to improve existing process and ensure continued efficiency.
  • Organized and with a sense of urgency - strong prioritization skills and detail orientation.
  • Desire to make an impact and be a part of a talented group of people who learn from each other.
  • Ability to think strategically to improve existing process and ensure continued efficiency

How to get started:
If you’re excited by the idea of seeing yourself in this role at Headspace, please apply with your CV and a cover letter that best expresses your interest and unique qualifications.

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Headspace is located in the heart of Santa Monica on Michigan and Cloverfield. Bergamont train station is right behind our office.

What are Headspace Perks + Benefits

Headspace Benefits Overview

Unlimited Time Off
Lifetime Headspace Subscription
$500/year learning and development budget
$75 gym stipend
Daily catered lunch and fully stocked fridge
Full Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage
Voluntary Coverage
Basic Life AD&D
Flexible Spending Account
Commuter Benefit

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
$75 gym stipend each month
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Unlimited Paid Time Off Poilicy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
$500 Conference budget
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Quarterly Hackathons. Optional group meditations daily. Competitive salaries. Unlimited PTO. Daily catered lunch.

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