Human Capital Management

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

What We Do

While Human Capital Management (HCM) performs many of the functions traditionally associated with human resources, we do so with a strategic view of what it means to attract, develop and manage a global workforce. We recognize the high level of dedication our people give to Goldman Sachs and our clients. In turn, we are equally dedicated to making their experience at the firm a rewarding one through learning opportunities, a strong framework for career development, a health and wellness support system and a commitment to diversity and inclusion. 

How We're Organized

Transition Experience

We support our people through all phases of transition into, through, and out of the firm. This includes hiring and onboarding, mobility, transitions into new leadership roles and being able to navigate complex work situations.

Recruiting is responsible for attracting, evaluating and hiring the broadest and most diverse pool of campus and experienced talent to ensure we drive our business into the future.

Mobility maximizes the potential of our people by connecting our talent to dynamic and diverse career opportunities across the firm and around the world.

Employee Relations (ER) advises and coaches managers and employees to prevent and resolve challenging workplace situations and navigates the firm through organizational change.

Employee Experience

We strive to enhance our peoples’ career experience through professional development, targeted programming, world class benefits and wellness, competitive, market-driven compensation, and ongoing opportunities for learning and advancement.

Benefits and Wellness delivers world class Benefits and Wellness programs to attract and retain top talent and enhance the health and performance of the firm and our people.

Executive Compensation and Firmwide Compensation design best-in-class compensation and wealth creation programs that differentiate Goldman Sachs and enable us to attract and retain the best talent..

Learning & Engagement enables our people and teams to be at their best through a curriculum designed to strengthen our culture, accelerate transitions and drive commercial growth.  Our learning experiences, tools and resources foster the growth of our people and create positive change in the firm.

HCM Infrastructure unleashes the advisory and insight capability of HCM through digitization, automation, data governance and centralized operations to drive the firm’s people strategy, support firmwide people processes, mitigate workforce risk, and improve operational efficiencies.

Reporting & Metrics extracts value from people data to provide information and insights that are actionable and can be leveraged in decision making. 

Manager Experience

We aim to equip and empower managers to develop and lead high performing teams by providing them with ongoing training, feedback, tools and best practices, and offering strategic insights informed by data analytics.

Talent Advisors advise leaders and empower managers to unleash the potential of our talent and ensure best-in-class people solutions by consulting the business on talent decisions, managing day-to-day people activities, and advising on people-related activities in order to enable the firm’s growth initiatives.
Diversity & Inclusion drives the firm’s talent and diversity strategies by being a leading voice and advisor to the firm to achieve greater diverse representation through data, accountability, culture and brand taking a person-by-person approach to developing our leadership pipeline.

Talent Assessment designs, implements and advises on strategic frameworks to consistently identify and assess talent and inform people decisions from pre-hire through exit.

Leadership and Management

Strategy and Management drives the operational, risk and financial strategy for the division and manages the key talent initiatives for the people of HCM.

Strategy and Brand helps advance the firm’s people strategy and is responsible for creating and distributing compelling content that showcases Goldman Sachs as an extraordinary place to launch and build a career.

Organizational Research provides science-based solutions for the benefit of the firm’s people, performance and culture. The team is comprised of social scientists who drive people decisions through scientific rigor, academic thought leadership and internal experimentation.

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.