Director of People Operations

Human Resources Scottsdale, Arizona


Description

At Equity Methods, human capital is at the center of everything we do. We’re looking for a senior manager or director-level leader with expertise in talent acquisition, employee experience, career development and employee relations, and compensation and benefits.

By way of background, Equity Methods itself is in the business of people. We are a national consulting firm specializing in all aspects of compensation, from upfront strategy design to downstream accounting. We serve 40 of the Fortune 100 clients and over 1,000 publicly traded and pre-IPO clients. We are rated #1 in our industry and a Top Company to Work for in Arizona.

This is an exciting opportunity because at our size of approximately 100 professionals, you will be creating the foundations for our next wave of scaling. Our scaling journey hinges on the quality of our people, which this role will directly influence.

Success Objectives of this Role

  • Develop effective sourcing strategies that prioritize long-run fit over volume
  • Sterling recruiting experience that meets the needs and constraints of the hiring managers
  • Trust and open dialogue with managers as their lead HR business partner
  • New hire integration process that achieves rapid culture integration and cohort mixing
  • Improved career track clarity of associates
  • Effective utilization and improvement to learning management processes
  • Acute understanding of the economic and business realities of the firm

Daily and Weekly Responsibilities

Talent Acquisition

  • Lead a nimble sourcing team and collaborate with our hiring managers to identify and screen candidates by exhibiting an acute listening ear to the skills and competencies that are successful at EM.
  • Drive growth in EM’s brand in its respective labor markets (in collaboration with our marketing function) through the effective and on-brand use of social media, events, and thought leadership.
  • Implement and manage novel strategies to identify outstanding passive candidates.

Employee Experience

  • Support the new hire onboarding process to facilitate rapid cultural integration and cohort mixing.
  • Enhance career path clarity and culture integration by establishing customized journeys with each associate and maintaining a regular meeting cadence with each person.
  • Originate and execute evergreen and one-time initiatives that enhance the employee experience in a way that complements the culture and ethos of the firm.

Learning Management

  • Provide leadership and ongoing maintenance in learning and development initiatives, including building out the firm’s LMS, managing content, and tracking utilization.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Project manage compensation cycles and assist in how we communicate total rewards.
  • Support the annual insurance analysis, review of the 401(K) process, and other benefits areas.
  • Drive and support compensation modeling and analysis projects.

Strategic

  • Contribute to the growth of the People function by hiring, designing new processes, absorbing existing processes, and successfully driving special projects that arise from time to time. 
  • Nuture relationships across the leadership team via deep listening, tight collaboration, and a keen understanding of the firm’s strategy and how talent is a core ingredient to the strategy.
  • Execture ad hoc initiatives with exceptional attention to detail and understanding of the big picture.
  • Effectively support internal and external reporting initiatives across the people function.
  • Refine, implement, and apply best practices for employee development and performance, and assisting with employee corrective action where necessary.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 8 years of progressively higher responsibility in an HR role
  • Direct exposure to the talent acquisition process
  • Efficiency and proficiency with common software tools, including MS Office, applicant tracking systems (EM uses Jobvite), LinkedIn, job boards, and HR software tools
  • Strong written and oral communication skills (e.g., typo-free drafting, precision in messaging, and attention to detail)
  • Preferred: exposure to a professional services or human capital-centric environment

Behavioral Characteristics

  • Ability to understand and adapt to the needs, constraints, and competing priorities of hiring managers and directors through flexibility, deep listening, and customization in approach.
  • Resourceful and proactive in formulating creative strategies that are in keeping with the firm’s ethos and values.
  • Effective in a culture that has distributed decision-making and fluid roles and responsibilities. As a professional services firm, business unit leaders are heavily involved in all aspects of firm operations, which will require the successful candidate to maintain a highly collaborative approach and excel even when where there isn’t a single decision owner.
  • Consistently exhibits a service-oriented, internal client approach. As a consulting firm, our processes are geared toward making the lives of our staff easier so they can serve clients better.
  • Comfort operating in a fast-paced, high-growth environment with low to moderate levels of structure.

More About Equity Methods

Equity Methods serves a diverse clientele from dozens of Fortune 500 firms to early-stage pre-IPO firms. We have served 40 Fortune 100 firms all the way to early-stage venture-backed organizations. We are rated #1 in our industry when benchmarked against some of the largest financial institutions in the country. We offer a diverse array of services that solve mission-critical priorities within corporate accounting and human resources functions.

As the director of our people operations, you will be enabling the career paths and development opportunities of countless people. You’ll be doing so in an organization that operates at the top of its industry and has a track record of producing world-class experts and practitioners. We combine the best of a large professional services firm with the best of an entrepreneurial culture whereby even early-career associates can make outsized contributions. We have consistently been rated a Top Company to Work for in Arizona.