HR Generalist (Remote)

Work Type: Full Time

Company Description

Petal is a startup that provides cloud-based productivity software for academic research labs, university faculty, graduate researchers, and industry professionals. Designed by MIT graduate researchers, Petal is built with the latest web application technology.


Job Description

The HR Generalist is responsible for the day-to-day management of the people and processes. S/he manages both the administrative and talent acquisition tasks on behalf of the company. Relevant responsibilities fall within the following functional areas: recruiting, employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, and employment law compliance.


The ideal candidate possesses experience implementing all parts of the recruiting process including job post creation, interviews, salary negotiation, and administrative onboarding. The HR Generalist must be comfortable working independently, navigating tight deadlines, and managing rapidly changing priorities and job needs typical of a startup. The HR Generalist should be patient, flexible, and assertive.

Summary of the Position

  • Ownership of entire recruiting pipeline: create job posts, review resumes for basic qualifications, conduct interviews, negotiate salaries and benefits, answer applicant questions, and onboard new employee
  • Maintain awareness of ongoing business needs and provide recommendations for new relevant job positions
  • Edit & proofread legal and administrative documents
  • Communicate with job applicants and interview candidates
  • Stay up-to-date with recruiting trends, U.S. immigration laws, state employment laws, and federal and state employment tax laws
  • Display positivity and professionalism in all engagements and advocate Petal culture and values
  • Document employee off-onboarding and conduct exit interviews
  • Plan company retreats

Qualifications & Skills

  • Desire to work in a fast-paced start-up
  • Takes initiative to find answers and solutions 
  • Attention to detail
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills, as well as strong verbal, write, and presentation communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Understanding that HR’s primary responsibility is to protect the company and align interests of employees with that of the company

Top 10%

  • Experience in designing and implementing recruiting pipeline for startups
  • Experience using ATS
  • Experience hiring for business & technical roles

Benefits & Perks

  • Unique startup at the intersection of applied research and business intelligence
  • A rapidly growing company with opportunities for growth into leadership roles
  • Smart, engaged co-workers who are at the top of their game
  • Opportunity to work alongside C-level client executives and technical experts
  • Honest, open, and respectful environment for the exchange of ideas
  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonus for equivalent roles at established companies
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Annual company-sponsored events
  • Work-Life Balance

Additional Information

  • A background check may be required prior to hiring.
  • Please ensure that you have all necessary documents pertaining to work authorization in the U.S.
  • This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the Federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Petal is an equal employment opportunity employer. Petal does not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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