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, wellness and performance of our people and to support them and their families.

Business Partners advise leaders and empower managers to unleash the potential of our talent, as well as harmonize the firm’s perspectives with HCM’s to deliver best-in-class and commercial people solutions.

Change Management creates and implements change management strategies to drive adoption for firmwide, transformational initiatives.

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

Employee Relations supports managers and employees to prevent, advise on and resolve challenging and complex work situations.

Engineering builds and deploys innovations that automate and enhance HCM processes and initiatives. Across the firm,  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.

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.

Leadership and Management drives our people strategy and manages operations, risk, finance and communications for Human Capital Management.

Learning and Engagement designs curricula 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, while managing global mobility policies and implications.

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

People Analytics evaluates and governs people data to provide information and insights for decision making, measure KPIs and provide predictive analytics and forecasting.

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

People Science drives people decisions through scientific method, academic thought leadership and internal experimentation.

Performance Management designs and implements frameworks to consistently identify and assess talent and inform people decisions.

Product Management designs, builds and implements digital foundational technology and develops solutions that transform HCM experiences.

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

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, New York

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.