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An overview of this role

What you’ll do  

  • Advises and coaches managers on complex Team Member Relations issues, including performance management.
  • Investigates highly sensitive People issues, including: conducting team member interviews; analyzing data from various internal systems; composing investigation reports; making a recommendation based on the findings of the investigation, and proposing remedial next steps/actions.
  • Coaches leaders through delicate, complex and often confidential work issues.
  • Creates proactive programs designed to prevent workplace issues/concerns.
  • Partners with Legal and PBP on the review and assessment of Team Member Relations cases as needed for added context.
  • Provides critical input to the formation, consistent application, and revision of policies across GitLab as we continue to scale.
  • Provides trend data and actionable feedback to legal, HRBP teams, and senior leaders to reduce overall risk in the organization.
  • Regularly reviews policies, procedures and initiatives to ensure they align with applicable regulatory requirements as well as GitLabs’ Values.
  • Acts as a subject matter expert to provide strategic coaching to management at all levels on addressing a variety of people issues while effectively mitigating business and company risk.
  • Leads department specific and org-wide strategic initiatives, soliciting buy in, partnering with cross-functional partners and driving scalable solutions.
  • Ensures oversight and governance of policies and practices globally, including interpreting and applying understanding of corporate policies and practices, employment laws, and other regulations to provide advice, guidance, or clarification for Team Member Relations inquiries.
  • Analyzes data to identify trends, provide insights and make recommendations to stakeholders and cross-functional partners to develop scalable solutions, programs and policies to improve the team member experience.

What you’ll bring 

  • 8+ years of progressive investigatory or employee relations experience.
  • 8+ years experience in employee relations
  • Comfortable adapting to change in a fast-paced, global environment
  • Strong analytical and data skills and experience using Google Sheets
  • Ability to prioritize and take ownership of projects and strategic goals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must exercise confidentiality and discretion in dealing with sensitive, complex and time sensitive employment matters.
  • Experience supporting both the US and EMEA team members.  
  • Demonstrates empathy and facilitates conflict resolution situations.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and intuitive sense of business acumen.
  • Ability to execute tasks with attention to detail, reliability, and a relatively quick pace.
  • Ability to interface and partner with stakeholders to achieve and influence results.
  • Ability to use GitLab tools.
  • Aligns with GitLabs values.

How GitLab will support you

Please note that we welcome interest from candidates with varying levels of experience; many successful candidates do not meet every single requirement. Additionally, studies have shown that people from underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every single qualification. If you're excited about this role, please apply and allow our recruiters to assess your application.

 

 


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