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Manager, Employee Relations in Santa Monica, United States

  • Activision
  • Full time
  • Intermediate
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  • Santa Monica, United States
  • 06/12/2020
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Job Title:

Manager, Employee Relations

Requisition ID:

R002582

Job Description:

Job Title:             Manager, Employee Relations

Reporting To:     Director, Employee Relations

Department:      Human Resources

Location:             Santa Monica, CA

Your Platform

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.

Your Mission

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 responsibilities:   

  • Lead sensitive investigations on policy violations and employee relations matters
  • Partner with Activision Blizzard’s Legal department to resolve conflicts and effectively execute solutions on compliance and employee relations topics
  • Facilitate trainings to build employee relations skill set among HR community and people managers
  • Leverage insights to influence all levels of the business and effectively handle complex employee situations that could have high organizational impact 
  • Coach and influence HR Business Partners on interventions required for individuals, managers, and/or teams on preventing employee relations risks, effective management of performance cases, giving performance feedback, and increasing employee engagement
  • Recommend policy changes and enhancements based on investigation outcomes and trends


Player Profile

  • Undergraduate degree required
  • 6+ combined years of directly applicable HR and Employee Relations experience, including prior HR Generalist experience
  • 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 empathy and cultivates strong relationships while managing sensitive situations
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion
  • Excitement to build Employee Relations COE and participate in foundational efforts

Our World

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.

Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Team Name:

Activision

For more than 40 years, Activision has been changing the way people play.  In the process, we have built one of the largest portfolios of recognized brands and today we are one of the most valuable interactive entertainment companies in the world.

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