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HR Manager

Black Swan Data Inc
Lake Forest, California 92630
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We Are Black Swan 

Black Swan creates better outcomes through technology and the power of prediction. 
Our products transform the way brands create value from data, finding insights and solutions that create an advantage for their business.   We analyse consumer behaviour using public and private data, then build cutting edge technology based on predictive models to create better outcomes - we call this “Applied Prediction”.

Bringing together a passionate and talented team, we thrive on change, innovating across social intelligence and big data. Launched in 2011, we today employ around 260 people across 3 continents and are set to grow even more throughout the years. 

Our long-term relationships and work with some of the world’s leading consumer-focused brands (e.g. Pepsico, Disney, Panasonic, Tesco, GSK) is getting us noticed – in 2017 - We were ranked #6 in the Financial Times FT1000 Fastest Growing Companies in Europe and placed in the Deloitte Top 50 Fastest Growing UK Tech companies. Black Swan have also been awarded the APEX Award for Best Inflight Entertainment Innovation 2017. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Working with the Talent Acquisition team to put together and send offer packages to new joiners, including employment contracts, benefit enrolment forms etc.
  • Working with global HR team to ensure a consistent onboarding programme is delivered to all BSDI employees
  • Process New Starters into our global HRIS and ADP Totalsource
  • Designing an induction programme for each new joiner and arranging Induction meetings, including carrying out HR induction
  • Manage all US health benefit options (picking plan, make sure people are up to date, understand the options, filling out paperwork before deadlines)
  • Management of the company 401K retirement plan

 What makes a ‘Swan’?

We want people fanatical about creating innovative solutions inspired by data. We know Black Swan’s DNA is different, it’s what helps us find new perspectives on our clients’ problems. Working in a fast paced, energized environment, our bar is set high, and an ability to build long lasting partnerships both internally and externally is vital.
We have making a difference at our core and that is embedded in our values.
•  We believe in long-term partnerships through transparency and honesty
•  We believe in leaving the world in a better place than we found it
•  We believe anyone can achieve great things. We do not put people in boxes
•  We listen more than we talk
•  We think 10% crazy is just about right!
•  Most importantly, and because you spend 60% of your waking time at work, we believe you should enjoy it

What We Offer

We provide a working environment which leverages your personal strengths.

Exciting Clients and Projects - Working with Black Swan we promise to provide an exciting and ever-changing industry within Data Science and Predictive Analysis innovative and challenging projects with some of the leading Brands using the industries latest.

Talented Teams - We ensure we have the best talent in the market – We are hire the best of the best as a swan you are exposed to highly skilled and multi-disciplined teams over the world.  We have 8 offices across 4  countries!

Career Development – Regardless of which area of the business you work in you can expect to collaborate on all aspects of Black Swan’s projects gaining the exposure you need to develop your expertise. No matter what stage you are in your career your development is our priority.

Working environment -  Because you spend 60% of your time at work, we try to make it enjoyable: Daily supply of the all the snacks you can eat in our all- day kitchens, Fridays Wobbly trolley - (check them out on our Instagram page!) , Monthly Breakfast courtesy of Black Swan.

We want to positively change the future through technology and the power of prediction.   How about you?


Candidate Profile 

  • Management of all ER matters including disciplinaries, redundancies, dismissals etc., with support from global HR team/ ADP Totalsource as needed
  • Ensure legal compliance in all ER matters
  • Work with HRD to design a BSDI performance management procedure
  • Manage reorgs, departmental changes and line management changes as appropriate, ensuring these changes are appropriately documented
  • Work with wider HR team to manage performance review and pay review/ promotion processes
  • Providing guidance to managers and employees on HR matters including but not limited to absence, probation, grievance etc
  • Managing periods of leave (sickness/absence, maternity/paternity etc)
  • Have a good working knowledge of State and Federal employment law and able to make recommendations as to relevant policy or procedural updates
  • Ensure up to date BSDI policies are in place in line with other offices
  • Ensure legal compliance in all BSDI documentation
  • Advising on employment matters such as visas, contracts, T&Cs etc
  • Preparing visa case paperwork for transferring employees
  • Ensuring our Workmans compensation program is up to date
  • Make sure we are compliant with all state laws related to health, wellness and any state training (incl. assigning training to team and leads)
  • Work with the wider HR team to embed the Black Swan values into US offices
  • Run regular ‘HR Drop-Ins’ to address employee concerns/ answer questions
  • Conduct exit interviews with departing staff
  • Work with wider HR team to manage training needs for US offices
  • Support the company-wide Swan School initiative by building an internal training schedule with local training sessions in the US offices
  • Facilitate the US performance reviews, including 1:1s with managers as appropriate
  • Assist with setting and tracking KPIs
  • Run or suggest training programmes for BSDI employees, using ADP Totalsource as appropriate
  • Coach line managers with regards to management styles, resolving conflict etc
  • Form part of the BSDI management team, attend weekly US management meetings and input into the local office strategy
  • Assisting with office moves and events organisation as required


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Human Resources Manager
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Median Salary: $110,120

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