At GrowthX, we believe that the people function plays a critical role in driving success. In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the four key pillars of our people function: talent acquisition, onboarding, engagement and collaboration, and performance management.
Dividing Your Role into Four Areas of Focus
Over the next 12 months, your role at GrowthX will be divided into four main areas of focus. Talent acquisition will take up 35% of your time, onboarding will take up 15%, engagement and collaboration will take up 25%, and performance management will take up 10%. Let’s take a closer look at each of these areas:
Our plan for the next 12 months is to hire less than 25 new employees. However, we want to make sure that we attract and hire the highest quality individuals who are aligned with our mission. As part of this focus, you’ll be responsible for tracking and improving metrics such as quality score per hire, cost per hire, time per hire, and employer branding.
To set every team member up for success, we have a 30-60-90 day onboarding process. You'll work closely with hiring managers to define and execute this strategy, ensuring that every new hire has the support and resources they need to hit the ground running.
Engagement and Collaboration
At GrowthX, we believe that cross-team collaboration and alignment are essential for success. As part of this focus area, you’ll work to identify teams that need more collaboration and support. You’ll also work to identify softer levers to build relationships within specific teams, whether it’s via regular sync-ups or realigning OKRs with CXOs.
We believe that unbiased, critical feedback is essential for growth. As part of this focus area, you’ll work with managers to define and implement processes for setting goals, providing feedback, and tracking progress. You’ll also be responsible for analyzing performance data to identify trends and areas for improvement.
At GrowthX, we see the founding HR role as a project manager for people in the organization. As such, you’ll be responsible for three key OKRs:
OKR1: Employer Branding and Number of Hires
You’ll be responsible for improving our employer branding and increasing the number of high-quality hires we make.
OKR2: Time-to-Activation (TTA) for Employee Onboarding
You’ll work to reduce the time it takes for new employees to become fully activated and productive.
OKR3: Time-to-Completion and Employee CSAT Around Performance Cycles
You’ll work to improve the time-to-completion and employee CSAT around performance cycles.
Your 30-60-90 Day Plan
- Deeply understand our users, market, competition, employees, teams, and organizational structure.
- You’ll also define the exact numbers for your OKRs.
- You’ll define 1-2 projects to deliver at the end of 90 days
- These projects should help you build momentum and your confidence.
- You’ll develop weekly milestones and a roadmap to help you achieve your goals.
You know what you're getting into, and the prospect of joining a small and growing team excites you.
You want ownership over your work and can function independently.
You want more responsibility and accountability doesn't scare you. You want to drive impact in your particular area of expertise on the product.
You understand the startup mindset.
You are comfortable with uncertainty and remain adaptable in what you do. You seek to build quick iterations and learn fast. You're used to being scrappy and can function in a way that is nimble and resourceful. You seek growth.
You've effectively worked on small and close-knit teams.
You're comfortable having little support structure but know what it looks like and feel empowered to build it.
You're motivated by impact and the opportunity to create something new.
You care about what you build and want to create with efficiency.
Your Technical Skills & Experience
- 3+ years of HR experience across TA + onboarding, engagement and retention.
- A deep desire to understand every employee's needs, clearly define solutions and deliver those through thoughtful policies.
- Previous startup experience (you have thrived in an unstructured, ambiguous environment)
- ATS & other HR tech automation knowledge
- You are a HR function advocate and you are part of different HR/Talent communities.
- Experience in Edtech, Health & Wellness apps