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HR Assistant (f/m/d)

Full time, Cologne/remote, Human Resources

About us:

We are Homelike, a young, dynamic and growing start-up and the largest furnished apartment platform in Europe. Homelike leverages cutting edge technology to provide a best-in-class booking experience for travelers seeking high-quality accommodation for 30 nights or more. With over 100,000+ high-quality apartments in 450+ cities, Homelike offers the largest portfolio of furnished apartments for travelers in Europe and the US.

We’ve raised over +$20M from leading VCs such as Spark Capital and Cherry Ventures. Our business has seen double digit growth in 2021 due to the increase of people looking to relocate and work remotely. We have offices in Barcelona, London, Paris and Cologne and were recently voted by Tech5 as one of the β€œhottest start-ups” in Germany!


As HR Assistant you are contributing significantly to Homelike’s growth and success. Together with the HR team, you are the main point of contact for our employees in regards to all HR-related questions and thus have insight into all relevant HR topics.

How you are part of our success story:

  • You are responsible for all administrative HR tasks and processes starting from onboarding to the whole employee life-cycle and offboarding 
  • You provide employees your full support regarding all HR admin-related topics and requests
  • You own the process of preparing all HR documents (employment contracts, amendments, confirmation letters and reference letters etc.)
  • You regularly communicate with all relevant stakeholders 
  • You contribute to HR projects as employee engagement, employer branding and performance management
  • You have full responsibility for such topics as payroll, pension, promotions and salary changes 
  • You conduct exit interviews and administer the reports and analysis 
  • You take care of the most important office tasks in our Cologne office

What you need to convince us:

  • Ideally you have completed a university degree and gained first professional qualifications in an international and fast growing environment or start-up
  • You have already had exposure to payroll practices, German labor law and employment equity regulations
  • It is a big plus if you have already experience as recruiter, personnel consultant or HR generalist
  • You can work independently and have a sense of responsibility and ownership
  • You are structured and can keep a cool head even with a variety of tasks
  • You are available to come to the office one or two times a week
  • Fluent in English, further language skills (German, Spanish, French) are a plus

What you can expect from your Homelike journey:

  • Be Entrepreneurial: You can have a huge impact on our product and help disrupt a high growth 231bn mid-term rental market while bringing in your own ideas
  • International Environment: You can expect a highly motivated, international Talent Team from 4 different offices and 30+ different nationalities
  • Growth & Responsibility: We support your personal development & reaching your career goals with various trainings and mentoring program
  • Flexible Working: We give you the freedom to work from home as well as to have the possibility to work from one of our wonderful offices, balancing flexibility with human connection
  • Work from Anywhere: You are allowed to work up to 8 weeks per calendar year from anywhere
  • Company & Team Events: We offer a quarterly budget for regular team events and organize big company parties to have fun and catch up with your teammates outside work (COVID compliant)
  • 30 Paid Vacation Days: You can enjoy 30 holidays each year for a great work-life-balance
  • Sustainability Guild: We are committed to minimize the environmental impact wherever possible by raising awareness internally, exchanging and learning about sustainable practices

Sounds great? It is! So what are you waiting for?

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Your contact: Lea FrΓΆning

What are you waiting for? Apply now!

Please send your CV, cover letter (optional) as well as any other documents to career@thehomelike.com