Human Capital Management

Responsible for attracting, developing and managing the firm’s biggest asset: our people.

What We Do

Human Capital Management (HCM) takes a strategic approach to attracting, developing and managing a global workforce. HCM aims to enable all Goldman Sachs people to create the career they want by being trusted partners in their professional and personal growth. We provide expertise and resources designed to help colleagues thrive at the firm and in their life outside it.

How We're Organized

HCM consists of several teams that collectively provide a consistent and supportive presence across all stages of a Goldman Sachs career, starting with recruitment.

Benefits and Wellness delivers programs to enhance the health and performance of our people.

Diversity and Inclusion drives talent strategies to achieve greater diversity and develop our leadership pipeline.

Employee Relations advises managers and employees on complex work situations, explores employee concerns and navigates the firm through organizational change.

Executive Compensation designs competitive compensation and wealth creation programs for our executives.

Firmwide Compensation designs compensation programs that inspire our people to perform at the highest levels to achieve our business strategy.

Infrastructure supports firmwide people processes, mitigates workforce risk and improves operational efficiencies through digitization, automation and data governance.

Learning and Engagement designs a curriculum to strengthen our culture, accelerate transitions and drive growth.

Mobility connects our talent to dynamic and diverse career opportunities across the firm and around the world.

Organizational Design consults with the firm’s leadership, and leverages data and technology, to optimize organizational structures and enhance organizational effectiveness.

Organizational Research drives people decisions through scientific method, academic thought leadership and internal experimentation.

Recruiting attracts, evaluates and hires a broad and diverse pool of campus and experienced talent.

Reporting and Metrics evaluates people data to provide information and insights for decision making.

Strategy and Brand creates and distributes content to help position Goldman Sachs as an employer of choice.

Strategy and Management drives operational, risk, finance and people strategies for the division.

Talent Advisors advise leaders and empower managers to unleash the potential of our talent.

Talent Assessment designs and implements frameworks to consistently identify and assess talent and inform people decisions.

Engineering: Engineering is at the critical center of our businesses. Our engineers are solving challenging problems using innovative strategic thinking and the latest technologies – read more

Who We Look For

Human Capital Management is constantly innovating in our pursuit of a high-performance workplace where all of our people can thrive. To achieve these goals, we need individuals who are prepared to drive progress and interact confidently with people at all levels and in a variety of business areas. We seek people with strong analytical and communication skills, enthusiasm, integrity and creativity, who thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

We work across the entire organization and therefore seek people from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds with a wide range of skills and experience, from talent strategy and data analytics to relationship management and program development. 

“The advice I often give students about the interview process is to have an open mind. Understand what the core and transferrable skills are that you’ve learned rather than the technical skill set you’ve acquired.”

Executive Director/Vice President, Firmwide Compensation, Human Capital Management Division, Hong Kong

We Invest in Our People


We created Goldman Sachs University to help our people grow professionally – starting with their orientation and integration into the firm and continuing with ongoing development over the course of their careers.


From ongoing feedback to diverse talent programs, we’re committed to empowering our people to drive their own development and expand their horizons.


We emphasize an apprenticeship culture in which our junior team members learn by working closely with seasoned professionals. We believe this is critical to developing the next generation of Goldman Sachs leaders.