HR & People Partner

Sep 01, 2023
Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work


Position at Hardlight

HR & People Partner

SEGA HARDlight is looking for a HR & People Partner to join our People Operations Team. You will be the go-to person of the HR function reporting directly to the Head of People Operations. The role is a varied HR role with a high level of freedom and trust. You will work closely with team members in the studio to foster a friendly work environment that promotes strong collaboration and continuous learning.


  • Responsible for the onboarding of new team members. Looking at ways to improve the onboarding process to make new starters feel part of the team as seamlessly as possible
  • Support line managers and Directors with employee relations issues from: performance management, disciplinaries and grievances to supporting our people with sickness, maternity/paternity, payroll and benefit queries
  • Logging sickness and data analysis
  • Set up new starters using the HRIS, liaising with departments (Tech Services and relevant discipline) to ensure a smooth transition from recruitment to onboarding by managing the process from end to end
  • Managing VISA applications for new starters (with support from head office) and keeping all global mobility documentation up to date
  • Advise and implement new processes or tools in support of project priorities and overall team engagement to improve workplace relationships
  • Communicate and provide guidance regarding HR and company policies
  • Responsibility for Udemy training platform set up and supporting line managers in identifying training needs for employees
  • Manage internal and external communication (intranet, social media, newsletters, presentations…) supported by the Operations Assistant
  • Collaborate with internal teams on the employee value proposition. Recommend ways to improve processes, increase employee engagement and employee happiness
  • Organise and lead in the coordination of events and parties with support from the Operations Assistant
  • Ensure that all legislative processes are adhered to (i.e., GDPR, H&S reports etc)
  • Occasional administrative support with general office management. Help to ensure the smooth running of the office including office supplies, equipment maintenance, etc (in absence of Operations Assistant)

What we are looking for:

  • HR Professional, with generalist advisory experience across broad HR activities
  • Ability to work at pace in a changing environment
  • Excellent attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Able to think objectively, prioritise workloads and proactively solve problems with strong planning and organisation skills
  • Able to use HR systems to compile data and analyse key HR trends
  • Able to demonstrate good HR practice
  • An understanding and knowledge of employment law and employment practices preferable
  • Credible with negotiation, persuasion, and effective relationship management skills
  • Able to maintain the highest standards of confidentiality in all aspects of work and be a trusted and professional ambassador for HR
  • Self-motivated, adaptable, and positive approach
  • Able to identify solutions and recommend continuous improvements
  • Team spirit and collaboration mindset
  • Organised and are passionate about providing a great employee experience to our people
  • You will have great listening skills, be objective, fair and offer advice and feedback ensuring the employee experience continuously lives up to our culture and values
  • CIPD accreditation

Why work at HARDlight:

  • You'll have access to a comprehensive flexible benefits package that includes ULEV car salary sacrifice, life assurance, income protection, private healthcare & dental insurance schemes and an enhanced contributory pension scheme
  • Wellbeing and work life balance support that includes duvet day, volunteer day, access for you and your family to the Calm meditation app, additional working from home days, free health check and annual flu jab, access to counsellors and EAP, access to our financial wellbeing advice and support hub
  • Refresh station within the studio to help with cost of living
  • Calendar of social events including team building and Christmas parties
  • Competitive salary and a fantastic bonus scheme so that you can stay motivated and focused on making HARDlight the best it can be
  • For gaming buffs, we offer free SEGA games on Steam and a home technology scheme
  • Fitness fanatics will love our discounted gym membership and ride-to-work scheme
  • You can find your zen with weekly yoga classes as well as in-house massage therapy
  • We pride ourselves on having flexible working hours to help work fit around you
  • The opportunity to be a large part of a small team, developing innovative titles with a huge SEGA back catalogue
  • We pride ourselves on helping you achieve your ambitions and offer 12 days of training a year with access to Udemy courses to help improve your skills to become better equipped to further your career
  • We want people of all backgrounds to see themselves represented and included in our work, so we actively seek to diversify our team and bring more voices to the table. All applicants are welcome! 

We are taking a hybrid working approach and you will be expected to work 3 days in the office with the option of 2 days out of the office.

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