Head of People

Side is hiring!


Our mission is simple and ambitious: to change and disrupt the experience of temporary work.

Side is building the best flexible work platform allowing the fastest growing companies to select and work with great candidates vetted by Side. Every month, thousands of candidates and companies - like Sephora, Levi's, Etam, E.Leclerc - are using Side on regular bases for short term or temporary work.

Since our launch over 3 years ago, we have grown fast and are now managing thousands of tasks every month in France. We are based in Paris and operate also in Lyon, Lille, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Bordeaux, Nantes. We are opening new cities every month to bring Side to as many people as possible. We are now 70+ in the team and are looking for talented and ambitious people to help us grow fast and take care of our Siders and companies.

We have raised a total of 6.3M in Seeds and Series A funding. We are supported by Connect Ventures (UK investors in Citymapper, Typeform), Xavier Niel (Free), Jacques-Antoine Granjon (Vente-Privée), Aglaé Ventures (French investors in Spotify, Airbnb), Fly Ventures (German investors), The Family and outstanding Business Angels.

Job Description


Become a trusted partner to the co-founders on all HR and people matters. Relying on the company culture, co-founders’ vision and managers’ goals, you are the owner of the organisation and processes to scale the team from 70 to 160+ in a year, with high degree of excellence and making sure every team member loves her/his job everyday. Directly reporting to the co-founders, the Head of Talent will take the lead on setting up and centralising best practices in terms of HR to help us move to our next growth phase and reach our ambitious goals.


1/ Hire a high performing team aligned with Side values:

  • Scale the team from 70 to 160+ talents overall, globally doubling every current BU (Product, Ops, Sales, Marketing)
  • Hire key people and managers (Data, Temp, Legal, Sales, Support, International) to build fast on strong foundations
  • Make sure we are financially aligned with the Business Plan
  • Insure a low 4-month failure rate
  • Work on every acquisition channels, building the employer brand for better inbound or relying on the current team network for good referrals

2/ Build the Insider journey:

  • Revamp the onboarding of newcomers, to reach a 9/10 on the onboarding evaluation from new Insiders
  • Set up the right salary grid and salary package alongside with our CFO to give visibility to every team members on their career evolution at Side
  • Develop common tools for managers (perf review, team audit, …)
  • Own the workplace and happiness, building a routine with key events aligned with Side values (quarterly review, team drinks, HR trainings for managers, …)
  • Insure key people retention and work on improving the Team Barometer (currently at 8.5/10)

3/ Own the admin side:

  • Master every kind of contracts (forfait jour, cadre / non cadre, heures supplémentaires, travail le weekend, CDD for the support team) and deal with high volume of newcomers working on different kind of contracts.
  • Organize “elections des délegués du personnel” and make sure we are up to date on all admin obligations, working alongside with the legal team and our lawyers.

4/ Make the HR team scale:

  • Hire and structure your team
  • Manage their performance and inspire them

Preferred Experience

Who you are

  • > 5-7 years of HR and management experience with the day-to-day HR operations of an organization of at least 50 people.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, very operational and process oriented.
  • Extremely business-oriented, working closely with managers to understand precisely their needs and challenge them.
  • Fully aligned with Side values and co-founders’ vision

What we offer

  • Attractive package
  • High level of responsibility / autonomy
  • Ambitious journey within a close and unified team
  • Offsites & team building moments with the team
  • Comfortable office in the center of Paris

Recruitment Process

1/ Discovery Interview : a 15-minute videocall to introduce ourselves
2/ Behavioral Interview : physical interview in our office to deepdive into your past experiences
3/ Projection Interview : physical interview in our office to share with you the tipical Side journey and see how you would evolve on your subjects thanks to different adapted use cases
4/ Cultural Interview : physical interview in our office to share with you Side ambition, vision and values

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Paris, France (75008)
  • Education Level: Master's Degree
  • Experience: > 5 years