HR Business Partner

Sep 01, 2022
Los Angeles, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

Riot’s People team exists to help Rioters make better decisions around its talent. We bring our expertise to all areas of HR such as hiring, onboarding, learning and development, diversity and inclusion, performance management, benefits, perks, compensation, employee relations and off-boarding so that all Rioters can flourish.

As HR Business Partners, we are not a compliance function and we don’t make decisions from an ivory tower. Instead, we carefully listen to the problem spaces and work with Rioters to get to an optimal outcome. We view ourselves as trusted consultants and advisers with a specific expertise in all things HR. Working in People at Riot enables you to redefine what effective human resource practices are. We re-imagine the employee experience so they resonate with our workforce and our leaders and enables them to flourish.

As an HR Business Partner reporting to the Director, HRBP you will bring broad skills to the teams and programs you’re embedded in within our Esports Business. You will partner with leaders across a wide variety of product-lines and central functions as a strategic partner helping shape their People strategy. You will also support deploying People tools and programs ensuring global consistency and careful creation to ensure central programs will support the needs of the Esports teams. You will be a go-to resource for all things related to talent, ranging from performance management to total rewards. You will be a culture promoter and a deployer of tools and programs that turn Rioter potential into performance and results.


  • Partner on developing an annual talent strategy and implementation plan to promote employee engagement and support Riot and Esports strategic goals. 
  • Help inform organization design with an eye towards effectiveness and future scale and develop change management plans for important organization changes.
  • Develop forward-looking succession plans, retention plans, and other plans to address gaps and blockers as part of broader workforce and capability planning.
  • Support performance management, leading calibration sessions, group specific training and messaging, and coaching leaders and managers. 
  • Support the hiring and onboarding of new leaders joining the Esports group.
  • Inform D&I projects based, provide support in delivery of central D&I programs and guidance to Esports specific initiatives. 
  • Partner with leadership and Comp to maintain fair compensation and evolve job leveling within the changing needs of the business.
  • Engage L&D, comp, benefits and other COE teams, providing specific business insights to design programs to support Esports. 
  • Be a contact for employee relations, assisting with documentation and being a first contact for initial leave of absence and accommodation related questions 
  • Conduct exit interviews and periodic exit analyses, providing themes to leadership

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in an HR generalist/business partner or specialist role with progression
  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources Management, Business, Organizational Design, or relevant field; or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, consulting, collaboration, and coaching experience
  • Experience working with or supporting diverse communities

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting creative teams in entertainment, publishing, gaming, or tech companies

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes your fellow Rioters, who are the customers of your work.

Our Perks:

We offer medical, dental, and vision plans that cover you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children. Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability coverage are also available. Riot will support your retirement benefits with a company match, and double down on your donations of time and money to non-profit charitable organizations. Balance between work and personal life is encouraged with open paid time off, and a play fund so you can broaden and deepen your personal relationship with games.


It’s our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled Rioters and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history (LAMC 189.00).

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