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Human Resources Manager



People & HR
Redwood City, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2023
At Reach, we are delivering technologies to enable the long-range, wireless transfer of power. We believe wireless energy can be as liberating for power systems as WiFi was for data systems, and are busy creating the energy infrastructure that will one day replace the aging electrical grid. We have raised funding from top tier VC's, have real world customers deploying our technology, and are continuing to build out the exceptional team that is making our vision a reality.
The Position:
We are seeking a highly capable and experienced Human Resources Manager to lead our HR initiatives and support our employees in a fast-paced and evolving environment. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in HR practices, excellent communication skills, and a passion for fostering a positive and productive workplace culture.
Key Position Responsibilities:
Manage all aspects of the employee lifecycle, including onboarding, performance management, and offboarding processes.
Lead the development and implementation of HR policies and procedures that align with company values and legal requirements. This includes building out policies, documents, and an employee handbook, ensuring ongoing compliance and making updates as needed.
Assist in running payroll processes and interfacing with external teams such as Tri-Net, Empower, and other vendors as necessary.
Streamline HR processes and ensure efficient management of employee data.
Monitor hours of hourly employees, maintain documentation, and ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.
Oversee employee leave policies (parental, disability, sick, bereavement) to ensure alignment with company policies and industry standards.
Conduct regular analysis of HR data to ensure that our benefits offerings are competitive and aligned with industry best practices.
Stay informed about state and federal employer compliance and regulations, proactively implementing necessary changes and updates.
Establish and maintain secure document organization and storage best practices for sensitive HR information.
Collaborate with team members to create and execute employee engagement initiatives, wellness programs, and diversity and inclusion efforts.
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field; Master's degree preferred.
Proven experience (5+ years) in a Human Resources role, with a strong background in HR Generalist functions.
Solid understanding of employment laws, regulations, and best practices.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build strong working relationships at all levels of the organization.
Strong problem-solving and conflict resolution abilities, with a solutions-oriented approach.
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with the utmost discretion.
Proficiency in HRIS and MS Office Suite; experience with HR software systems a plus.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
SHRM-CP or PHR certification is a plus.
Reach - Who We Are
Reach is a pioneer in a new frontier of technology. Born out of MIT, incubated in YC, and developed in an "office space" that was once the oven of a cookie factory, we are a group of curious, passionate, and creative problem solvers, and we approach our work with vigor and humility.
Much has changed since our cookie factory days, but our core philosophies have remained. Decisions are made quickly, meetings and politics are kept to a minimum, and everyone here does high-visibility work that has considerable influence on our product and company. We have weekly team lunches, quarterly offsite company events, and often spend time together outside of work bicycling, rock climbing, playing music, and hosting happy hours.
We highly value diversity at our company - in not only professional capabilities and experience, but also in personal interests, schools of thought, musical tastes, and walks of life. We prioritize inclusivity, and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States.