About Differential

Differential is growing! Yep, it turns out clients like us 🙂 Our team of designers, developers, jokesters, and all around good folk needs more firepower. We’re proudly headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, but our team spans across the country. In addition to only choosing the best group of people to work around, we are also very picky about the types of clients we’ll work with. In line with our mission to rapidly unlock value for good people with meaningful ideas, we partner with forward-thinking corporate pioneers and innovators to revolutionize their organizations from the inside out and bring great digital products to life. This translates to a diverse range of products like transforming retail with Adidas, helping Lexmark innovate cross-industry, streamlining the sales process with Big Ass Fans, to multi-platform mobile apps for large audiences with Crossroads Church.

We hire great, trustworthy people so that we can optimize for a free & flexible culture: flexible hours, unlimited vacation, remote work, and working on stuff you’re excited about.

Job Description

Are you ready to take the next step in your HR Career? Differential is searching for an energetic and dedicated Human Resources Generalist to join our team. If you excel in a fast-paced environment, have a passion for working with people, and are eager to drive meaningful change, this could be your ideal role!

The ideal candidate for this full-time position is someone who has a passion for people—loves connecting and building relationships, is energized around people, enjoys planning and hosting events, and can lock in to complete time-sensitive tasks. One of our Core Values is Invest in People, and this position is designed to invest in and support all the teams at Differential. This position may be better titled “The Swiss Army Knife.”

While your day-to-day work will naturally evolve as different priorities emerge, your initial focus will be on three primary objectives:

“Over-invest” in culture—from assisting in planning our annual all-company Di Week event, to rallying team lunches, to finding unique Di-versery gifts for employees, and finding other ways for our team to stay connected with each other—This role is about helping our team stay connected even though half of our employees are remote.
Own the HR Processes—from assisting with recruiting and onboarding new hires to helping keep track of All The Things™️, from processing payroll to strategizing, The tasks day-to-day will be different, but you will be a big help in supporting everyone to do their best work.
Manage our HQ Office in Cincinnati, OH—from coordinating with our cleaning service to keeping the music vibes on point for the Cincy peeps each day. (DJ experience not required) You will be responsible for managing and coordinating all things office related.

At Differential, we design, develop, support, and commercialize great digital products. Our process aims to create original digital products and services that innovate and reshape companies and organizations.

Above all, we are focused on finding someone that we love to work with. Culture to us isn’t a ping pong table in the breakroom or some words we put up on the wall. It’s embedded in our DNA and starts with our hiring process. Regardless of your prior experience, we want to consider passionate people for this position.

Our mission statement, core values, benefits and more can be found at handbook.differential.com.

Job Requirements

What you can expect to do:

Manage Recruiting and Onboarding.
Manage and drive the process of our Company Benefits, including annual Open Enrollment.
Process semi-monthly and monthly payrolls for exempt and non-exempt team members.
Act as a point of contact for employee inquiries and concerns.
Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations.
Maintain employee records and ensure data accuracy.
Manage our HQ office in downtown Cincinnati, OH.
Plan Company events.
Work directly with the Managing Partner on process improvement.
Make a positive impact on the culture and teams. We’re a growing team!

What we’re after:

Has a passion for people and a positive personality.
Someone who cares about our “invest-in-people” mindset, and has a passion for finding creative ways to “over-invest” in culture (it’s the little things).
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Broad knowledge of HR principles and practices.
Well organized and can manage their own task list and execute quickly against rapidly changing priorities day-to-day.
Self-starter with strong time-management skills (we’re leaders not managers).
Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information.
Excited about learning new things and enjoys learning.
Experience with Rippling is a plus!

Differential employees are those who:

Communicate effectively with clients and teammates.
Have an entrepreneurial mindset – meaning that you are comfortable in ambiguous and undefined situations and can figure out the best next step.
Are self-motivated.
Learn quickly and relentlessly.
Curious about technology and the impact it can make on the world.
Enjoy taking ownership and responsibility for their work.
Enjoy collaborating with others on problems.

Candidates must be based in the United States and this role is highly desired to be based in Cincinnati, OH, and be available for meetings during standard business hours. There is flexibility in working hours but the general expectation is Monday through Friday, roughly 9am to 5pm.

Differential is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

​​As part of our commitment to maintaining a legal and compliant workforce, we participate in the E-Verify program. For more information about E-Verify, please visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website at www.e-verify.gov.