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People Strategy Partner, Technology

Company: Hippo Insurance
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Role: People Strategy Partner, Technology

Reports To: Director of People Strategy

Hippo is modernizing home insurance by putting customers at the center of everything we do. Using innovative technology and a data-driven approach, we strive to provide homeowners with the best policies, best value, and best customer service in the industry. And as if that isn't enough, it's really just the beginning. Hippo's true ambition lies in helping prevent people from experiencing problems with their homes to begin with. Because, at the end of the day, the best home insurance policy is the one you never have to use.

About This Role

Hippo is seeking a People Strategy Partner (HRBP) in the Palo Alto, CA office to partner with our Engineering and Product teams on performance, employee relations, coaching, and strategic support for a wide range of People initiatives. You will function as a trusted business partner and are expected to maintain a high level of business literacy about Hippo's mission, vision, and culture.

About You

You thrive in a fast-paced environment and are comfortable with ambiguity. Engineers speak your love language. You understand the unique challenges that Technology and Product teams face during phases of rapid growth and have a passion for coaching them to maximize performance and reach their potential. You know how to encourage the soul, while being comfortable with uncomfortable conversations. You build relationships easily at all levels of an organization and enjoy both analytical and cultural initiatives. You understand behavior change and welcome the opportunity to drive transformation.

Responsibilities

* Drive a culture of high performance, impact and champion key culture and values. * Collaborate with our Senior Manager, Employee Relations and the business to improve work relationships, build morale, increase productivity and impact. * Deliver insights and solutions to the Technology & Product leadership teams to address business challenges and contribute to the development of successful business strategies. * Partner with leaders to drive business growth and organizational effectiveness, lead change management initiatives, and build organizational capability. * Collaborate with business leaders and the People and Finance Teams on workforce planning and talent acquisition. * Directly support Tech & Product leaders with all people initiatives, including compensation, talent development, and performance. * Strengthen leadership and manager effectiveness, partnering with our L&D team to ensure managers are demonstrating our leadership competencies and modeling our values while developing and growing their employees. * Support the company's culture and engagement goals through identification of issues, facilitation of planning solutions, and reporting progress. * Ensure consistent interpretation of company policies and procedures, practices and principles relating to employee relations and risk management; counsel and advise management and recommend approaches to prevent and resolve problems.

Knowledge & Skills

* Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field. * Minimum 5+ years of business partnering experience with expertise in employee relations, coaching, and performance management. * Experience supporting Engineering function. * Excellent written and verbal communication skills * Superb judgement. * Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality, establish trust and credibility, and act with complete integrity. * Savvy attention to detail and capability to identify and define issues, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions that lead to recommendations and solutions to meet the needs of our fast-growing business. * Experience in an insurance /insurtech industry a plus. * Experience in a high-growth startup a plus.

Compensation and Perks:

* Healthy Hippos Benefits- 100% Employer paid medical, dental & vision plan options for our team members AND their families (yes, you read that correctly). * Flexible Paid Time Off * Little Hippos Program- We reimburse our team members up to $25k for adoption costs and up to $50k for infertility treatments. Plus, we offer 12 weeks parental leave for primary caregivers and 6 weeks for secondary caregivers. * Hippo Habitat- Our beautiful, historic offices are located in downtown Austin at the corner of 6th & Congress

Hippo is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to building a team culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion.

Hippo's applicants are considered solely based on their qualifications, without regard to an applicant's disability or need for accommodation. Any Hippo applicant who requires reasonable accommodations during the application process should contact the Hippo's People Team to make the need for an accommodation known.

Keywords: Hippo Insurance, Palo Alto , People Strategy Partner, Technology, Other , Palo Alto, California

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