People Operations Generalist


New York City, NY, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: HR
  • Post Date: 04/20/2021
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  • Company Address: 51 Astor Place 3rd Floor, New York, NY, 10003

About 1stdibs

1stdibs is the premier luxury marketplace for rare and desirable objects in furniture, fashion, fine art, and jewelry. We connect the world’s most respected dealers and makers with sophisticated collectors who share in the pursuit of beautiful design. In doing so, we partner closely with progressive dealers to define and shape the future of antique, vintage, and contemporary buying-and-selling.

Job Description

We are looking for a People Operations Generalist to join our People team, based in New York, NY. Our people are our most important asset, and our People Operations Generalist will play a critical role in our employee’s entire journey at 1stDibs. This role will help lead employee onboarding and off boarding, respond to employee questions, keep our HR information systems up to date, and stay abreast of changing regulations and compliance.

You’re someone who is excited by all things people-related and love to geek out on the latest research and blogs. You’re a self-starter who proactively thinks of how we can improve our processes - you love a good checklist! You can both see the big picture and pay close attention to detail. You are open-minded, communicative, and creative. You do your very best work when you have the freedom to suggest new ideas, try new initiatives, and make consistent improvements as you see them. 

This role will report into the head of People Operations, and is a great opportunity in a growing company for someone looking to further their career and learn about a range of People/HR functions. The People Operations Generalist plays an integral function within our People team, and we’re looking for a driven, hard-working, hyper-organized individual to round out our team!


What you’ll do

  • Function as a People Team representative by assisting in general HR inquiries and rolling out People initiatives
  • Welcome our new hires by coordinating their onboarding and facilitating first day orientation as needed 
  • Completing I-9 documentation, new hire paperwork, and other onboarding materials
  • Update and maintain our HRIS (we use ADP Workforce Now)
  • Manage and improve our key people operations tools, processes, and workflows to keep our organization running smoothly as we scale
  • Maintain employee records and keep our People files organized
  • Support our people programs involving benefits and compensation, leave of absence management, employee experience, virtual events (and on-site, when the time comes), engagement, performance management, employee relations, recognition and more 

What you’ll bring

  • 2-3 years of professional experience in a people / human resources focused role
  • A demonstrated ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • An excitement and passion for all things people operations



1stDibs is the world’s largest online luxury marketplace for rare and desirable objects. It has become the go-to source for the world's leading interior designers and consumers to find antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage fashion and fine art.

Backed by Benchmark Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Spark Capital and Alibaba, 1stDibs is a unique blend of expert curators and seasoned Internet executives from companies including eBay, Gilt, Google, FreshDirect,, Shutterfly, and Twitter.

1stDibs is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

1stDibs is actively hiring and, in response to COVID-19, conducting all interviews and onboarding virtually. Any new or current team members will be temporarily working remotely until our offices reopen, at which point all employees are expected and required to return physically to the New York office.

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the hiring team following submission of your application.

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