Where are you based?
Bay Area, CA (San Jose specifically)
Human Resource Business Partner (HRBP)
How long have you worked at AvantStay?
Since March 28, 2022
How would you describe your job & responsibilities to someone who doesn’t work in your field?
An HRBP is a strategic partner to company leadership and a support function to company personale. Daily functions widely vary from employee relations, engagement, development, org planning and retention all the way to developing, coordinating, and implementing policies, processes, and initiatives to ensure compliance and company needs are being met.
How do you like to start your work day?
As I shared above, a day in the life of an HRBP varies drastically. I like to start my day by visualizing tasks at hand, competing priorities, and executing a plan of action. My day starts with a cup of joe in hand, lo-fi music for white noise, as I review inquiries that have come in since the prior business day. Then I jump straight into manifesting my plan of action!
What teams do you collaborate the most with at work?
People & Talent, Business Affairs, HQ and Market Ops
What is your favorite thing about working at AvantStay?
Working amongst an organization of individuals who are hungry, excellent, resilient, and open. Day in and day out I touch nearly every facet of the business. It never ceases to amaze me how brilliant our team is. Every individual strives to go the extra mile. We help others. We collaborate to drive new initiatives. We are open to feedback and new ideas. Most importantly, we do so with a positive attitude! Easily my favorite part of working at AvantStay.
What advice would you give to someone looking to join your team?
This is a loaded question, so much advice I can share! I will keep it brief. An HRBP is a function within People and Talent. As such we are a support role to the business. It is necessary to embrace a progressive mindset focused on steward leadership to ensure you help foster an environment where talented employees are nurtured and help grow the business.
What is something that you’re proud of that you’ve accomplished in your role?
I am proud of continuously contributing to the evolution and improvement of team processes by providing feedback and sharing ideas that increase strategic output, drive efficiency and enhance technical capabilities.
What is something that most people don’t know about you?
I converted a Dodge ProMaster into a home and lived vanlife 1/3rd of the year! On my bucket list is to travel by van to all the National Parks in the contiguous United States.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I live an active lifestyle. Hobbies include running, cycling, and hiking.
Before working at AvantStay, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
In college I did Wildness Search and Rescue at Yosemite for a summer.
What is your favorite AvantStay memory?
My favorite AvantStay memory to date was when I was selected as HERO of the month. I was both nervous and excited to send us away that day. GTGF!
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
What’s your favorite Slack channel?
Oh man, too many to pick just one! Toss up between #avantstay-diy-channel #green-thumbs-of-avant and #petsofavantstay
What’s your favorite AvantStay employee perk?
What has working at AvantStay taught you about the most?
How lucrative residential rental properties are. Great ROI!