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Human Resources Business Partner

  • McLean, Virginia
  • Corporate
  • Added


Here at Appian, our core values of Respect, Work to Impact, Ambition, and Constructive Dissent & Resolution define who we are. In short, this means we constantly seek to understand the best for our customers, we go beyond completion in our work, we strive for excellence with intensity, and we embrace candid communication. These values guide our actions and shape our culture every day.  When you join Appian, you'll be part of a passionate team that's dedicated to accomplishing hard things.

Appian is seeking an Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) to support our growing organization. In this role you will be supporting strategic business units within our Product & Engineering departments. You’ll be a proactive mid-level consultant and adviser on all things talent strategy.

Our HRBPs are intertwined in understanding the buzz of the organization, while also being able to take a strategic view of where we need to be with our talent and how to get there. Specifically, you can expect to manage day-to-day issues, such as: employee relations, compensation and promotion decisions, and driving the agenda for longer-range talent priorities. Our team is based in McLean, Virginia, with additional global offices.

To be successful in this role, you need to:

  • Help to develop, engage and retain a diverse, top-tier talent group

  • Prepare reports of the findings, present findings to specific audiences, and make recommendations to address root cause issues

  • Advise employees and people managers on topics such as workforce shaping, performance management, talent reviews, succession planning, development plans, reorganizations, and employee engagement surveys

  • Coach managers in effective and proactive people management initiatives such as leadership skills, training and development, organizational design, and performance concerns

  • Work closely with leadership to develop career paths and talent mobility plans

  • Understand and mitigate corporate risk associated with relevant employment laws/policies; Advise on leave topics such as ADA, FMLA, etc. 

  • Support the broader HR Business Partner community by partnering with other People Team groups including Learning, Compensation and Recruiting 

  • Provide compensation support including salary planning, off-cycle salary actions, promotions, and job re-leveling/re-alignment

Some of the tools and resources we will equip you with include:

  • Over the last 5 years, Appian has been highly invested in building out a world-class HRBP function, and now has a global team, each HRBP focused on specific departments. Coming on board means that you will be an agent of change during this growth period. We'll provide you the resources necessary to become a strong leader within the areas you support.

  • We’ll immerse you into our community rooted in respect starting on day one. Our community is strong and growing! Our affinity groups are a great place to start connecting with peers from all across the globe.

Basic qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in an HR Business Partner role or other strategic HR position

  • Experience with employee relations issues & performance management

  • Prior work in a tech environment

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Tools and Resource 

  • Training and Development: During onboarding, we focus on equipping new hires with the skills and knowledge for success through department-specific training. Continuous learning is a central focus at Appian, with dedicated mentorship and the First-Friend program being widely utilized resources for new hires. 
  • Growth Opportunities: Appian provides a diverse array of growth and development opportunities, including our leadership program tailored for new and aspiring managers, a comprehensive library of specialized department training through Appian University, skills based training, and tuition reimbursement for those aiming to advance their education. This commitment ensures that employees have access to a holistic range of development opportunities.
  • Community: We’ll immerse you into our community rooted in respect starting on day one. Appian fosters inclusivity through our 8 employee-led affinity groups . These groups help employees build stronger internal and external networks by planning social, educational, and outreach activities to connect with Appianites and larger initiatives throughout the company.

About Appian

Appian is a software company that automates business processes. The Appian AI-Powered Process Platform includes everything you need to design, automate, and optimize even the most complex processes, from start to finish. The world's most innovative organizations trust Appian to improve their workflows, unify data, and optimize operations—resulting in better growth and superior customer experiences. For more information, visit . [Nasdaq: APPN]

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