Senior HR Business Partner

Jun 22, 2024
Los Angeles, United States
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

Riot’s People team exists to help Riotmake the best decisions about its talent. We bring our expertise to all areas of Human Resources including hiring, onboarding, learning and development, diversity and inclusion, performance management, benefits, perks, compensation, employee relations and off-boarding so that all Rioters can flourish.

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 HR practices are. As HR Business Partners, we are not a compliance function. Instead, we carefully listen to the problem spaces and work with Rioters to get to an optimal outcome. We re-imagine the employee experience so it resonates with our workforce and our leaders and enables them to flourish

As a Senior HR Business Partner in Game Studios, you will partner with and provide HRBP support to your client groups. You will often play a role in large scale projects spanning multiple groups. You will act as a strategic partner helping shape people strategies in ever evolving and growing businesses and functions. You will also own deploying People tools and programs ensuring global consistency and careful creation to make sure programs work for your population of Rioters. You will be the 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.


  • Collaborate with senior leadership to understand business objectives and develop HR strategies that support the achievement of these goals.
  • Utilize HR metrics and analytics to drive informed decision-making and provide insights to senior leadership.
  • Be the face of performance management, leading calibration sessions, group specific trainings, messaging, and ensuring consistency with the process.
  • Partner with the leadership and Comp team to maintain fair compensation and job leveling (within your group and across Riot).
  • Inform organization design with an eye towards effectiveness and long-term cost control
  • Develop change management plans for important organization changes.
  • Help develop forward-looking succession plans and other plans to address gaps and blockers as part of broader workforce and capability planning.
  • Partner on developing an annual engagement strategy and implementation plan to promote employee engagement and make improvement on Riot priorities.
  • Co-develop D&I projects based on business group dynamic and operate as the delivery arm for D&I programs.
  • Give input into L&D, comp, benefits and other COE programs based on Riot needs identified.
  • Provide periodic audits of information systems records and work with disciplines and products to ensure data accuracy.
  • Be a contact for employee relations, assisting with documentation and being a first contact for initial leave of absence and accommodation related questions (partnering with the HR Operations team to provide guidance to Rioters and managers).
  • Conduct 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 skills, and leadership experience.
  • Experience in project management.
  • 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 choices that focus on your fellow Rioters, who are the customers of your work. Being a dedicated fan of games is not necessary for this position!

Our Perks:

Riot has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children, and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.

Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in Gaming.

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