HR Business Partner

Yelp, San Francisco, CA

Connecting people with great local businesses

Does the opportunity to be part of a hyper-growth organization and to work in a vibrant culture appeal to you? Yelp is seeking an experienced HR Business Partner who has supported multiple executives and their teams to help them manage their functions.

The role will support our Yelp Engineering team. This is an exciting time to support and help strategically shape this critical team as they continue to evolve.  You will have frontline access to leaders and their teams to guide, partner and support them on their journey. Spaces of work include talent strategy, performance management, technical career paths, learning and development, total rewards, diversity & inclusion and change management….just to name more than a few.. This is balanced with the day-to-day coaching and issue resolution that involve employees, managers and executives in our San Francisco headquarters.  

The Right Person will:

  • Drive strategic-value while taking care of the basics
  • Enjoy interacting at all layers of the organization
  • Love solving people problems in practical, simple and scalable ways
  • Collaborate across teams to support their clients
  • Thrive in a hyper-growth, fast-paced and highly collaborative environment

What we need:

  • Team player. Works with others to support Yelp’s growth and to deliver multiple services to functional clients with a range of needs.
  • Focused and disciplined. Strong organizational skills, great follow through on tasks, able to juggle multiple competing priorities.
  • Naturally curious. Always seeking to learn more and to improve on/streamline processes and programs
  • Relationship builder. Self-aware, strong communicator who works with managers/leaders to establish credibility quickly.  Strong consulting skills.
  • Fun. Enjoys having fun with other Yelpers; is flexible, resilient, and excited about Yelp’s growth.
  • Motivated. Manages challenging issues to closure; helps managers build high-performing teams.
  • Resilient. Handles the unexpected.  Willing to help out wherever and whenever needed.


  • Support Yelp leaders in our San Francisco office and report to head of client-facing HR for San Francisco.
  • Partner with HRBP team and clients to deliver a strategic plan that delivers outcomes that addresses organizational and business priorities.
  • Partner with your clients to manage and improve key HR business processes (compensation planning, quarterly conversations, performance management, talent management, manager training, development programs, etc).
  • Consult with leaders and managers on talent and organization issues and provide guidance and coaching as appropriate.
  • Advise leaders and managers on people-related issues and needs; work with them to manage and resolve performance and employee relations issues.
  • Onboard/coach/guide new managers in a supportive manner.
  • Understand Yelp’s business, values and culture.  Use them to guide recommendations and decision-making.
  • Conduct effective, thorough, and objective investigations when needed.
  • Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with HR colleagues to develop actions plans and policies.


  • A minimum of 8+ years of relevant HR experience with 5 or more years in a client-facing role. Operating in fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of HRBP practices including organization design, talent strategy, performance management, change management and executive relationship building.
  • Understanding of various employment laws and their impact on HR matters required.
  • A track record of providing HR  advice and solutions to senior leaders on employee and organizational issues
  • Demonstrated ability to partner within and outside of HR.
  • Knowledge and experience in technology businesses including a familiarity with global HR practices and policies.
  • Knowledge of Workday a plus.
  • Demonstrated integrity via assertiveness, presence, and confidence.  Strong influencing skills with managers and leaders; flexibility needed to be proactive in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
  • Ability to make timely, effective, principle-based decisions.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; an articulate and persuasive communicator including strong presentation skills; some analytical and problem solving abilities.
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related area preferred.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. 


About Yelp

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