Employee Relations Specialist
Job Title:Employee Relations Specialist
Title: Employee Relations Specialist
Reports to: Senior Manager, Employee Relations
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Activision Blizzard plays a centralized role in the creation of epic entertainment by supporting our interactive gaming brands and studios with a diverse range of career opportunities across corporate functions such as Marketing, Communications, Legal, Human Resources, Finance and Supply Chain. Located in our global headquarters in Santa Monica, we encompass equal parts agility, creativity, and rigor to enhance the employee and player experience. To learn more, check us out at www.activisionblizzard.com or on Twitter at @ATVI_AB.
This role is anticipated to be a hybrid work position, with some work on-site and some work-from-home.
As a part of the newly formed “center of expertise” Employee Relations team, you will serve as a key driver in facilitating the transformation of our ER work through your handling of critical employee relations issues that are crisis-oriented and time sensitive and acting as a challenger of current practices to elevate the care and attention that we provide our employees. You will work in close partnership with HR and Legal teams to drive consistent ER processes across the organization while minimizing risk and ensuring a positive ethical workplace. Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following accountabilities:
Partner with Activision Blizzard’s Ethics & Compliance and Legal teams to resolve conflicts and successfully implement solutions for workplace issues. Conduct reviews of sensitive employee relations issues.
Make recommendations in consultation with COEs following investigations of policy violations or cultural concerns, and determine appropriate resolution or disciplinary action.
Provide consultative guidance and coaching for HRBPs and internal partners on employee relations matters, with a focus on complex, sensitive, or high-risk issues.
Maintain detailed files for ER cases with a timely recording of notes and supporting documentation into the ER case management system.
Facilitate and support interactive processes with employees seeking a reasonable accommodation in partnership with Legal and Benefits.
Provide consultation and make recommendations to leaders and HR Business partners on performance management including effective employee engagement and coaching and support with drafting PIPs and corrective actions with talking points, when vital.
Facilitate training to build employee relations skills amongst the HR community and people managers.
Recommend policy changes and enhancements based on investigation outcomes and trends.
Assist with ad hoc ER and HR department projects, as needed.
Undergraduate degree required
3+ years combined years of directly applicable HR and Employee Relations experience, including prior HR Generalist experience
The highest level of integrity with a proven ability to gain trust from all levels of the organization
Knowledge of US & Canada employment laws and regulations and the ability to appropriately spot employment risks and issues
Exercises sound judgment, while balancing acting with a sense of urgency and need for attention to detail
Coaches and influences all levels of employees and successfully delivers difficult messages
Maintains composure in a fast-paced, fluid environment and successfully navigates ambiguity to build consensus and achieve resolutions
Conveys emotional intelligence and cultivates strong relationships while handling sensitive situations
Proven commitment to inclusion
Excitement to build Employee Relations COE and participate in foundational efforts
We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.
We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to email@example.com General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet.
Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional, and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered.
The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.
We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, among other characteristics
We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:
- Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
- 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
- Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
- Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
- If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.
Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $72,720.00 - $134,460.00 Annual. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.