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HR Generalist

Posted on 6/18/2024



1,001-5,000 employees

Travel search engine for flights and hotels

AI & Machine Learning

Mid, Senior

Cambridge, MA, USA + 1 more

Human Resources
People & HR
Required Skills
Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience working in an HR supporting role
  • Expert knowledge of current employment legislation and an ability to apply this knowledge to real-life employee relations issues
  • Ability to build solid relationships with managers, people team, cross-functional internal partners, and external providers/vendors
  • Client service bias, meeting and anticipating client needs
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal, mediation, and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good judgment ensuring integrity, compliance, & confidentiality
  • Ability to work independently and be proactive in a high-performance organization
  • High degree of adaptability and flexibility to change
  • Understanding of or ability to quickly learn HRIS systems (Workday)
  • Proficient with Google Suite / Microsoft Office Suite
  • Build trust-based relationships with employees to implement initiatives that drive the development objectives of KAYAK
  • Coach and advise managers on a variety of employee issues such as compensation, performance, management and leadership style, and compliance
  • Proactively partner with colleagues across a distributed team to ensure an integrated approach to help scale the business
  • Ensure accuracy/compliance of employee data and files through regular review and audit
  • Ensure that exiting employees are managed appropriately including system notifications, conducting exit interviews, and performance improvement plans
  • Work as part of the wider P&C team to manage cyclical processes like engagement surveys, performance management and merit cycle processes
  • Provide expertise in development and execution, planning, and facilitation of employee growth and retention efforts
  • Focus on data-driven decisions & recommendations to solve business challenges and assess the efficiency of people practices and programs
  • Contribute to an HR strategy that delivers business results while promoting employee advocacy
  • Proactively contribute to the P&C agenda and P&C function

KAYAK is a travel search engine that aggregates data from multiple sources to help users find flights, accommodations, rental cars, and vacation packages. The company utilizes tools like KAYAK Trips, Explore, Price Forecast, and ongoing app and A.I. advancements to streamline travel planning and management.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Stamford, Connecticut



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth




Social Life


Flexible Hours and Happier Days