HR Generalist

If you're excited about working in a highly vibrant culture supporting our top-notch New York sales team and adding value every day, this is the opportunity for you! We’re seeking an experienced HR Generalist who is diligent, solutions-oriented, resourceful and passionate about driving a unique and fun culture in a fast-paced results-driven tech company environment.

What we need:

  • Focused and disciplined. Strong organizational skills, great follow-through on tasks, able to juggle multiple competing priorities. Attention to detail
  • Motivated. Manages challenging issues to closure; helps managers build high-performing teams
  • Team player. Works well across various teams to support clients
  • Naturally curious. Always seeking to learn more and to improve/streamline processes and programs
  • Relationship builder. Self-aware, strong communicator who works with employees and managers to establish credibility quickly
  • Problem Solver. Quickly solve issues or seek out right course of action
  • Fun. Enjoys having fun with other Yelpers; is flexible and excited about Yelp’s growth
  • Deepen Yelp Culture. Embed and extend how we work at Yelp to strengthen fun and impactful working environment
  • Resilient. Handles the unexpected. Willing to help out wherever and whenever needed


  • Conducts new hire orientation and onboarding
  • Assists with administering leaves of absence
  • Works closely with the NYC People Ops team to cultivate a positive work environment and develop employee engagement programs
  • Acts as trusted resource to managers and employees on a wide variety of people topics including policy interpretation, benefits, medical leaves, workers’ compensation, employee investigations, and pay-related issues
  • Delivers people-related trainings to new and tenured managers
  • Coaches and counsels managers and directors on employee relations issues, performance management, and team and employee development
  • Employee relations, employee development and retention, and training
  • People Ops projects as needed including, but not limited to, creating and recommending enhancements to processes and procedures


  • 2 years of relevant experience, preferably in a rapidly growing company supporting a sales team
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred
  • Experienced with the nuts and bolts of HR including benefits, payroll, leaves of absence, legal compliance (COBRA, HIPAA, FMLA, ADA), federal and local employment laws
  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills; builds trust easily
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, open office environment
  • Self-motivated; able to work independently with an understanding of when to escalate issues
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions and use good judgment
  • Problem solving abilities and Excel savvy, strong knowledge of Workday a plus
  • Analytical-minded; demonstrated proficiency with HR metrics and reporting
  • Effectively handles multiple priorities and manages time efficiently
  • Well-honed presentation skills


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