The Talent and Culture team acts as a partner with the organization and organizational leadership to develop an inclusive culture, increase leadership capacities and provide personnel administration in service of the ongoing support and maturation of the Foundation.
The three pillars we offer are recruiting, human resources, and learning and development. We find and hire a diverse group of talented professionals as new staff, interns and contractors who support our community and Wikimedia projects. We manage the full staff lifecycle – onboarding, performance management, compensation changes, life events, wellness and off-boarding processes. In our learning and development capacity we facilitate the development of managers and leaders capable of handling the complexity of our operating environment, ensure that staff are able to develop in way that is consistent with the Foundation mission and goals as well as maintain an organization in which people thrive.
As an organization focused on global projects, diversity and inclusion is critical not just for our projects, but also for staff. Although there is strong overall diversity, WMF still has challenges in some departments. FY16-17 has focused on putting diversity and inclusion programs and data in place.