Human Resources Business Partner

  • Experience 5-10 Years
  • Category Human Resources
  • Location San Francisco, CA

Job Description

Company Description

We started with a simple idea—that everyone should be able to accept credit cards—and we've been rethinking buying and selling ever since. Buying and selling sound like simple things—and they should be. Somewhere along the way, they got complicated. We’re working hard and building a team to make commerce easy for everyone.

Job Description

Our HR Business Partners support specific functions, working closely with management and employees on people-related issues: talent management, employee relations, coaching/development, compensation, conflict management, organizational development and more. HR Business Partners are instrumental in initiating and driving HR programs/initiatives within specific functions and across the organization, with considerable focus on scaling for growth and culture retention.

We are looking for a HR Business Partner to drive people and business initiatives across Square. The ideal candidate is one who is interested in making a significant impact in one of the most valued and visible groups in the company and excels in a fast-pace, high engagement environment with extraordinary desire to innovate. You will be on the front line working closely with executives and directors to be able to provide hands-on and strategic input, insight, and advice with respect to employee relations, coaching/development, compensation, conflict management, organizational development, training and more. You’re comfortable speaking up and driving initiatives forward despite any unexpected roadblocks.


  • Partner with senior leadership, executives and directors to develop and implement effective HR policies and practices that will support the strategic growth of the business
  • Offer thought leadership regarding organizational and people related strategy and execution
  • Provide timely information and/or education for all levels of the organization on HR issues
  • Educate, coach and partner with managers on performance management and employee development goals
  • Provide HR expertise in the areas of feedback, employee relations, development and coaching, compensation and organizational development
  • Participate in the continual execution and measurement of HR programs, such as recruiting, retention, compensation, benefits, and L&D
  • Collaborate with People & Programs teams to champion and accelerate a culture of excellence in which people feel engaged and inspired to deliver top business results
  • Develop people strategies and design approaches for diagnosing and enhancing organizational effectiveness and employee satisfaction
  • Analyze and interpret various types of employee reports e.g. compensation, job levels, and attrition to guide decision making and provide proactive solutions to your client group
  • Partner with People Programs to support programs in areas of learning, development, career mobility and job performance
  • Educate team members on compensation practices including compensation, performance feedback, performance calibration and career transitions


  • BA/BS degree in related field, with a minimum 8-10 years of experience in Human Resources generalist/business partner capacity
  • A deep knowledge of People (HR) programs and practices, including applicable state and federal employment laws and regulations
  • Demonstrated analytical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to listen and understand the needs of the employees, together with those of the company
  • Successful experience as an HR leader in a 1,000+ employee company and scaled to 3000+
  • Ability to stylistically adapt communication based on audience
  • Exposure or direct alignment to engineering, product, business and G&A client groups

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