Human Resource Business Partner at Skilljar (Seattle, WA)

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Skilljar is seeking a strategic, people-focused, forward-thinker who is diligent and thrives when making a measurable impact, to join as a Human Resource Business Partner. The talent practices we relied on for decades are constantly evolving, and we are seeking innovative business partners to support our virtual team and ensure our Skillets thrive while achieving strategic objectives, in an ever-evolving climate. This individual will be focused on enhancing culture through intentional employee experience design. 

The HRBP will be both strategic and hands-on while providing full-cycle Human Resource support to our employees and leaders. We will look to this person to partner with management on HR related issues such as employee relations, employee success, performance management, organizational change, and compensation. Successful candidates will have experience working as a change agent for cultural evolution and process improvement to continue making Skilljar a special place to work! 

We’re looking for a motivated, self-starter who is comfortable wearing multiple hats and thrives in a vibrant environment. You must be nimble, highly collaborative, and able to think on your feet. This is a great opportunity to join a rapidly accelerating startup that has dozens of Fortune 1000 and mid-market clients on its roster.

You will:
  • Partner and support leaders across defined client groups as assigned and develop HR strategies to support business goals. Proactively collaborate with our leadership team to develop and enhance programs to facilitate employee success and a positive team experience in line with achieving key strategic objectives and results.
  • Effective program development to address internal opportunities that support our talent in the areas of Employee Experience & Enablement, DEIB, Learning and Development, HR Technology & employee helpdesk. 
  • Successfully coach and counsel managers on maintaining positive employee relations and serve as the main point of contact for managers on determining resolutions for a wide range of people-related issues, including workforce planning.
  • Diagnose department employee engagement or performance issues and identify solutions to address them.
  • Conduct investigations in response to employee relations issues and recommend/implement courses of action based on investigation results.
  • Manage and oversee Skilljars visa processes 
  • Guarantee adherence with all federal, state and local employment laws in all employee related practices including FLSA, FMLA, HIPAA, EEO, ADA, and related compliance areas.
  • Support the vision and values of the company through role modeling and encouraging desired behaviors.
  • Administer total compensation programs including benefits, bonus programs, stock and salary administration, as well as other record keeping through our online HRIS system.
  • Support a positive employment experience through activities and events that reinforce our cultures and values.
  • Define and track employee experience metrics for talent programs, retention, and development at Skilljar, in addition to managing on and off boarding of Skillets.
  • 7+ years of experience in an HR role in the Technology industry. Startup experience is strongly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
  • In-depth understanding of HR best practices and employment law in Washington State.
  • In-depth experience with employee engagement, virtual office environment, preferred. 
  • Track record of successful HR Technology implementation, including creation of workflows and processes at scale.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently, collaboratively and cross-functionally with internal and external partners. 
  • Self-sufficient, results-oriented with a commitment to quality, service and customer satisfaction.
  • US work authorization and criminal background check are required.
Our Benefits:
  • Comprehensive Medical Coverage: Skilljar pays 100% of our employee premiums for medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance. (PTO and family leave)
  • Flexible Time Off: We believe in a healthy work/life balance and trust our employees to take the time off they need to bring their A-game to work.
  • Benefits Package: Skilljar employees receive a monthly technology reimbursement for remote work, 401K savings plan, stock options, and access to an Employee Assistance Program.
  • Inclusive Culture: We are intentional about creating a culture that is fun and inclusive. Join us for Skillet Social events, trivia nights, Bingo, and more!

Backed by prominent financial institutions, including Mayfield, Shasta Ventures, and Trilogy Equity Partners, Skilljar is the leading enterprise customer training platform, transforming the way organizations onboard, engage, and retain their customers. Trusted by leading global companies like Zillow, Slack, Tableau, Liberty Mutual, Cisco, Verizon, and U-Haul, Skilljar provides the essential tools and foundation for successful customer and partner engagement and enablement.

We are a team of forward-thinking, dedicated Skillets with startup drive and a passion for education. Headquartered in Seattle, WA, Skilljar is currently operating remotely, with employees based in Washington, Oregon, California, and Colorado.

Skilljar is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.
Skilljar does not accept nor are we responsible for any fees associated with unsolicited resumes, LinkedIn bios, or any other candidate introductions.
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Headquartered in Seattle, WA, Skilljar is currently operating remotely, with employees based all over the US.

An Insider's view of Skilljar

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Even though Work and Life are often happening in the same room these days, Skilljar encourages everyone to create a daily ritual that signals a "Start" and "Stop" to the workday. Whether it's simply shutting down your laptop, taking an end-of-day stroll, or brewing a cup of tea to wrap up the day; the team supports creating a balance.


Digital Marketing Specialist

What projects are you most excited about?

I’m most excited about evolving our platform from Heroku onto AWS and giving us more control over our app (and cost savings).

We get to tackle the challenges of deploying software (build, test, deploy, monitor, etc.), and it’s a cool (and challenging) opportunity to introduce fundamental changes in our infra while continuing to support our devs.


DevOps Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

The biggest way that Skilljar supports my career growth is in providing me with the flexibility and trust to take on new projects. My managers and the leadership team give me a lot of control over my job and how I want to grow. I have learned and grown more in my short time here than I have been able to in the last few years in my previous roles.



What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The biggest problem my team is solving is how to scale the company. We have a solid foundation already. However, as we grow, we're choosing systems and processes to position us for growth. It is challenging and exciting to be a part of this process. It's rewarding to see our impact on other teams and the long-term benefit to the whole company.


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What are Skilljar Perks + Benefits

Skilljar Benefits Overview

At Skilljar, we value our employees' wellness. As a result, we strive to provide a great set of benefits. Skilljar pays 100% of our employee premiums for medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance! We also cover 50% of premiums for dependents you add to our plans.

Our extensive perks and benefits include:
Long and short-term disability
Life insurance
Flexible Time Off
401(k) Retirement Savings
Employee stock options
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Great events - virtual company and team events, happy hours, trivia/game nights, and more!

Intracompany committees
We have a volunteer-based fun committee. They have a budget side aside that they use to help through quarterly events for the entire company.
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Company catered lunch and employee-led, weekly lunch and learn meetings

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