Human Resources Business Partner

  • Oakland, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

We believe the economy is better when everyone has access. When everyone has room to grow. No one should be left out because the cost is too great or the technology too complex. We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. We’re empowering the independent electrician to send invoices, setting up the favorite food truck with a delivery option, helping the ice cream shop pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.

Job Description

Our HR Business Partners support specific teams,, 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 within specific teams.

We’re looking for an HR Business Partner to guide people and promote 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 has an extraordinary desire to innovate. You will report to the and HR Business Partner Lead and work with business leaders to provide hands-on input, insight, and advice concerning employee relations, coaching, compensation, conflict management, organizational development, training and more. You’re comfortable speaking up and driving forward despite any unexpected roadblocks.

You will:

  • Partner with mid-level managers and senior leaders to develop and implement HR policies and practices to support the strategic growth of the business

  • Offer expertise regarding organizational and people-related strategy and execution

  • Provide information and education for all levels of the organization on HR issues

  • Educate and partner with managers on performance management and employee development goals

  • Provide HR expertise in the areas of feedback, employee relations, coaching, compensation and organizational development

  • Help develop HR programs, such as recruiting, retention, compensation, benefits, and Learning & Development

  • Collaborate with HR team to champion and accelerate a culture in which people feel engaged and inspired to achieve top results

  • Develop people strategies and design approaches for diagnosing and enhancing organizational effectiveness and employee satisfaction

  • Lead core HR processes (e.g., performance calibration, compensation cycle, promotions)

  • Analyze employee reports (e.g., compensation, job levels, and attrition) to guide decision-making and provide proactive solutions to client groups

  • Partner with Learning & Development to work on value-added programs in areas of training, career mobility and job performance

  • Educate team members on compensation practices including compensation, performance feedback, performance calibration and career transitions






  • BA/BS degree in a related field, with 5+ years of experience in a Human Resources Business Partner role

  • Experience as a strategic partner with dynamic, challenging responsibilities in a global 3,000+ employee company (international experience is a bonus)

  • A history of partnership alignment to build and improve company culture and increase employee engagement

  • Experience managing multiple large client groups within a fast-growing environment and worked deep within those areas is a plus

  • Ability to influence colleagues at all levels

  • A deep knowledge of HR programs and practices, including applicable state and federal employment laws and regulations

Additional Information

At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at) We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible. Perks At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes: Healthcare coverage, Retirement Plans, Employee Stock Purchase Program, Meal reimbursements, Wellness perks, Paid parental leave, Flexible time off, Learning and Development resources