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Talent Management Intern

| Austin

When it comes to human resources, we strive to provide a differentiated career experience for our global employees. As a high-growth, e-commerce company, we are searching for a talented and passionate human resources intern. Our culture is one that uses data to innovate and design creative solutions, to propel unparalleled employee experience and world-class leadership. You will join a highly experienced team of professionals from various academic and industry backgrounds.
The Talent Experience team focuses on designing and implementing programs, analyzing data and conducting research to power people decisions for HomeAway. In this role, you will work in our HR Talent Experience department to identify, research and suggest program changes to differentiate the employee experience at HomeAway. You will map out the employee experience and discover the current HomeAway journey map addressing pain points and encouraging ideation for new approached and products. This team member will help to define projects, identify stakeholders, design qualitative schedules and coordinate activities to provide solutions for HR programs.

This role is part of HomeAway University which starts June 3, 2019 and lasts for 11 weeks. Learn more about our HomeAway University training program here: https://www.homeaway.com/careers/university

What you'll do:

  • You will support research to identify key Employee Experiences that could improve and differentiate Expedia Group and HomeAway's Employee Experience from other Technology organizations
  • You will participate on HR agile teams and assigned projects
  • You will lead and partner with HR, Talent Experience, and Business Leaders to conduct qualitative research to understand feelings, thoughts, actions, moments of truth and pain points in specific experiences throughout someone's career
  • You will build and support talent management analytics with HR Operations, Talent Experience, and our Learning and Development teams
  • You will craft and improve employee experiences by researching best practices, understanding customer needs to change the process and practice.
  • You will support employer value proposition and inclusion to enhance HomeAway's employees' experience.
  • You will research best practices and provide recommendations on how to improve implementation and execution
  • You will assist with the development of change management and communication strategy 
  • You will conduct a 'lessons learned' post implementation and refine approach and processes as needed
  • Other miscellaneous duties as specified to support the broader HR community

Who you are:

  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Human Resources, Industrial Psychology or a related field with excellent academic performance
  • Ability to collaborate with HR professionals in a global organization
  • Highly organized and adaptable with a strong work ethic
  • Proficient with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to work across business groups
  • Disciplined with strong personal management and organization skills
  • Strong analytical skills and able to present the summary to all audiences

    Benefits & Perks:

    • Competitive salary.
    • Free snacks and beverages.
    • Frequent company update talks with our leadership team.
    • Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk.
    • Discounted Metro & Rail pass.
    • Casual dress code.

    Why join us:

    Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people. We are the world's travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business. Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and make people's lives better – that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work, and to provide them to tools to do so.

    Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach. We relentlessly strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer. We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organization but keep our feet on the ground so we can act fast and stay simple. Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility program, Expedia Cares.

    Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, lastminute.com.au®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo®.
    About HomeAway:
    HomeAway, a world leader in the vacation rental industry, is the place to book beach houses, cabins, and condos with more than two million places to stay in 190 countries. The site makes it easy to find and book the perfect vacation rental for any getaway, often for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. HomeAway is part of the Expedia Group family of brands.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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    Technology we use

    • Engineering
    • Product
    • Sales & Marketing
      • .NETLanguages
      • JavaLanguages
      • JavascriptLanguages
      • ScalaLanguages
      • SwiftLanguages
      • ReactLibraries
      • ReduxLibraries
      • DjangoFrameworks
      • HadoopFrameworks
      • Node.jsFrameworks
      • SpringFrameworks
      • CassandraDatabases
      • MongoDBDatabases
      • MySQLDatabases
      • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
      • IllustratorDesign
      • InVisionDesign
      • ConfluenceManagement
      • JIRAManagement
      • SmartsheetManagement
      • WordpressCMS
      • SalesforceCRM


    HomeAway has six offices in the Austin area with a 16-story global headquarters under construction at the Domain set to open in 2019.

    An Insider's view of HomeAway

    What’s the vibe like in the office?

    Some of us have been working together for 5+ years and have been there for each other during engagements, births, divorces…you name it. They have truly been my second family and my coworkers are the best part of coming to the office every day.


    Director, B&B Sales and Supply

    What projects are you most excited about?

    As a Software Engineer, I’m excited to rebuild an old JavaScript and jQuery STAB component into a new React based component. The goal is to update this component to our new tech stack so when consuming applications move to using Catalyst based applications we can ease the integration process.


    Advertising Account Executive

    What makes someone successful on your team?

    Being a successful finance person means being a strong business partner and not only understanding what is happening throughout the business but also being insatiably curious about it. It’s not enough to just know math, or know the numbers; you need to know where those numbers come from, how they get there and what's driving that result.


    Sr. Director Global Finance Operations

    How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

    The Talent Acquisition team is always pitching innovative ideas at our 120-day planning sessions that directly impact the company and recruitment experience. It’s amazing to see how quickly we’re able to implement new ideas every 120 days and measure the results. We’ve seen everything from employee referral reform to self-defense classes in Austin.


    Director, Global Talent Acquisition

    What projects are you most excited about?

    I'm on a team that's investigating the integration of react-native into our existing mobile app and my focus is primarily on bridging our existing native analytics packages into the react-native side of things. This allows us to adapt and improve based on what customers do while using our product,


    Software UI Engineer

    What are HomeAway Perks + Benefits

    Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
    Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    Disability Insurance
    Dental Benefits
    Vision Benefits
    Health Insurance Benefits
    Life Insurance
    Pet Insurance
    Wellness Programs
    Onsite Gym
    Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
    401(K) Matching
    Company Equity
    Employee Stock Purchase Plan
    Performance Bonus
    Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
    Child Care Benefits
    Generous Parental Leave
    HomeAway offers up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave (yes, dads, too!) for eligible new parents with at least 1 year of service.
    Family Medical Leave
    Adoption Assistance
    Vacation & Time Off Benefits
    Generous PTO
    Paid Volunteer Time
    Paid Holidays
    9 paid holidays + 2 floating holidays you can take any time during the year.
    Paid Sick Days
    Perks & Discounts
    Casual Dress
    Commuter Benefits
    Company Outings
    Game Room
    Stocked Kitchen
    Fitness Subsidies
    Professional Development Benefits
    Job Training & Conferences
    Diversity Program

    Additional Perks + Benefits

    We were recognized by the Austin American-Statesman for having the most generous parental leave in Austin!