People Partner
Posted on 11/30/2023

1,001-5,000 employees

Cloud-based payroll, benefits, and human resource management solution
Company Overview
Gusto's mission is to help companies put people first. The company operates an online payroll, health benefits, and workers' compensation platform.
Data & Analytics

Company Stage

Series E

Total Funding





San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

San Francisco, CA, USA • New York, NY, USA • Denver, CO, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
Data Analysis
People & HR
  • 5-7+ years in overall Human Resource Management operating as an HR Business Partner/People Partner in a large to mid-size tech company supporting GMs, Engineering, Product Management, Design, and Data teams
  • Strong executive presence, proven ability to influence and coach leaders, and exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Strong strategic thinking and business acumen with the ability to understand and align People initiatives with business objectives, translating strategy into plans for execution
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to clearly and concisely communicate to employees of all levels effectively
  • 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 maintain a level of confidentiality and handle issues ethically and with integrity
  • Drive people strategies and solutions for a designated organization and/or subset of teams within Gusto
  • Serve as a change agent and member of your organization’s leadership team to help drive strategic growth plans and objectives across the organization
  • Understand the business and be closely aligned with the business leaders
  • Diagnose, translate, and define current and future business needs into an overall integrated People/Talent Plan
  • 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 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 organization you support to achieve its People objectives, including attracting, hiring and onboarding great talent, developing and retaining Gusties, and achieving our goals around representation and inclusion
  • Influence business and talent initiatives that support our short and long-term business goals, including driving practices that enable high performance and operational excellence
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in a hybrid work environment
  • Experience in the tech industry
  • Experience in a fast-paced, high-growth company
  • Experience with remote team management
  • Experience with HRIS systems and tools