HR Business Partner at Google in California

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People Operations strives to revolutionize human resources the same way that Google has revolutionized search. We are helping to find, grow and keep the remarkable assemblage of talent who are our Googlers. You'll be an advocate of Google's culture and values, partnering with our business leaders to help them build their organizations and make sure all people decisions are based on data. Whether coaching our clients on how to lead their teams, navigating and resolving employee relations issues or managing programs that help develop our Googlers, you are exceptionally focused on putting them first, and being as clear and transparent as possible to help Googlers understand how people decisions get made.

 

As an HR Business Partner, you will be responsible for solving complex organizational challenges through people-related solutions. You'll create the complete people strategy that will support Googlers in realizing their ambitions. This will require you to think big, use data to guide your work, be comfortable challenging convention and, in some cases, to reinvent how work is done. You’ll partner with a cross-functional group of subject matter experts to design and execute strategies for how we staff, onboard, develop, motivate, retain, and organize work. You'll also have the opportunity to work side-by-side with Googlers to get things done on a variety of people-related areas. As core part of this work will be rolling out programs to support Googlers, including compensation, performance, and talent programs.

 

Great just isn't good enough for our People Operations team (known elsewhere as "Human Resources"). We bring the world's most innovative people to Google and provide the programs that help them thrive. Whether recruiting the next Googler, refining our core programs, developing talent, or simply looking for ways to inject some more fun into the lives of our Googlers, we bring a data-driven approach that is reinventing the human resources field. You’ll play an essential role advancing a more diverse, accessible, equitable, and inclusive Google through our hiring, promotion, retention, and inclusion practices.

 

Responsibilities

  • Build relationships with senior business leaders to offer thought leadership on organizational and people-related strategy and execution.
  • Consult with Google's leaders to create a comprehensive people plan to influence lasting change over large functions at Google.
  • Solve problems and get to the root cause of any issue. Design and quickly implement solutions that cut across multiple disciplines, even those beyond people and organizational solutions.
  • Provide expertise in the following areas: career planning, performance management, coaching, data analysis, compensation and rewards, employee relations, learning and development, recognition programs, and strategic development.
  • Use and request data strategically. Identify and surface trends in both qualitative and quantitative data to help improve organizational health, understand when data will assist in making smart, informed decisions, and interpret complex analyses and tie analyses back to business priorities.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 9 years of HR business partner or generalist experience supporting leaders at global companies.
  • HR experience in organizational design, succession planning, performance management, diversity/inclusion, business consulting, compensation and rewards, recognition programs, culture keeper, employee engagement, coaching/development, talent management, conflict resolution, talent acquisition, data analysis, employee relations.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's or MBA degree.
  • Ability to work within constraints as well as to challenge the status quo.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and being a part of deeply complex strategy discussions.
  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to build relationships with senior leaders and a variety of stakeholders to drive organizational change.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to analyze data, understand trends and develop recommendations for action based on the analysis.
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