Manager, Human Resources Business Partner

 Better - Company site
 July 29, 2022

Founded in 2016, Better is a digital-first homeownership company whose services include mortgage, real estate, title, and homeowners insurance. We leverage creative technology and innovation to make the homebuying journey more approachable and understandable.

Our company is made up of driven, passionate people who bring their unique backgrounds and perspectives to everything we do. We are committed to fostering diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. We see the value in each person's perspective and recognize their talents, regardless of what the market says. We believe it's important to nurture a company culture that encourages curiosity and passion—from employee resource groups and learning opportunities to team outings and community outreach.

A Better Opportunity:

We believe our people are our greatest asset and therefore important to invest in. The People Business Partner team is responsible for partnering with the business on all things people – building and implementing programs that enable our people to do their best work. 

We are looking for a Manager, Business Partner to support our rapidly evolving organization. In this role you will partner with a department leader to develop and lead people initiatives that are focused on elevating the employee experience in a way that aligns to business and functional goals. You will be expected to act as a thought partner to senior management to advise on all matters relating to workforce planning, job design, employee performance, engagement, and career development. 


  • Single point of contact and strategic thought partner to department leaders and their leadership team
  • Responsible for collaborating with stakeholders on building and deploying people strategies and programs; ensure programs are working for functional teams
  • Establish mechanisms and support frameworks to collect, understand, and assess feedback and engagement sentiment from individual contributors and managers
  • Partner with centralized People Development to design, build and launch bespoke development opportunities
  • Support managers with fostering remote culture and creating opportunities for access, visibility and exposure to senior leadership
  • Support team building and bonding activities (inter-functional and cross-functional) as necessary
  • Serve as point of escalation for employees to discuss workplace experience and satisfaction
  • Serve as the liaison to the central support teams (People Development, Total Rewards, etc.) when designing functionally specific programs 
  • Facilitate and support ad hoc org design and planning efforts by sharing industry benchmarking, data and research (as needed)
  • Job creation – including leveling, benchmarking, competencies and capabilities (i.e, job description creation) 

About You:

  • Experience in partnering with the Sales or Tech organizations is a plus
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to communicate a story through data 
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and creative problem solving skills
  • Experience in Generalist or equivalent people-focus roles 
  • Ability to cultivate relationships and build rapport quickly across teams
  • Demonstrates empathy and experience driving inclusive results in their work
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, takes initiative with little to no direction
  • High personal integrity and strong emotional intelligence
  • Ability to exhibit a high level of confidentiality
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Experience with Workday Core HR and Performance

Better is requiring all US employees to be fully vaccinated to go into the office. Our priority is first and foremost the safety of our employees, and we require COVID-19 vaccination to help ensure their safety in the workplace. Please note that Better will offer a reasonable accommodation process for employees who are not vaccinated for medical or religious reasons.

The Better mission is rooted in values that drive us.

  • We do what’s in the best interest of the consumer, not ourselves
  • We have growth mindsets, not fixed ones
  • We believe that success lies in execution, not credentials
  • We act like owners, not just employees
  • We work to find answers on our own, not wait for them to be given to us
  • We optimize for mission, not ego

Better Benefits & Compensation

Our total rewards package consists of base salary, equity, benefits, and the opportunity for a yearly cash bonus. Some of our benefits include:

  • Comprehensive healthcare, retirement, and voluntary benefits. Think medical, dental, vision, savings accounts, 401k, and more
  • Personalized care and tools for realizing your mental health and wellness goals
  • Robust wellbeing offerings that allow you  unlimited access to virtual fitness, meditation, yoga, cooking classes, homeschooling preparedness, physical therapy, and more
  • Unlimited time off (with manager approval)
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave after 90 days of employment, and 20 weeks after 24 months of service
  • Inclusive fertility benefits for you or your eligible dependents, regardless of participation in a Better medical plan

Better is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, family or parental status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. All employment decisions at Better are based on a person’s merit, business needs, and role requirements.

California Consumer Privacy Rights Notice for Job Applicants

Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Better is required to inform California residents who are our job applicants or prospective talent (together “job applicants”) about the categories of personal information we collect about you and the purposes for which we will use this information. The notice contains disclosures required by the CCPA and applies only to personal information that is subject to the CCPA.