2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). Founded in 2005, 2K Games is a global video game company, publishing titles developed by some of the most influential game development studios in the world. Our studios responsible for developing 2K’s portfolio of world-class games across multiple platforms, include Visual Concepts, Firaxis, Hangar 13, CatDaddy, Cloud Chamber, 31st Union, and HB Studios. Our portfolio of titles is expanding due to our global strategic plan, building and acquiring exciting studios whose content continues to inspire all of us! 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including sports, shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, casual, and family entertainment.

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The role of Employee Relations Specialist plays a vital role in fostering a positive and productive work environment by managing employee relations issues and ensuring compliance with employment laws and company policies in 2k Madrid. The Employee Relations Specialist is responsible for providing guidance to managers and employees on varying ER issues including conflict resolution, performance management, grievances and policy interpretation. This role will include conducting investigations, and implementing initiatives to enhance employee engagement.


  • Conflict Resolution: Mediate disputes between employees and management, facilitating discussions to resolve issues and improve working relationships.

  • Performance Management: Assist managers with performance improvement plans, disciplinary actions, and terminations, ensuring compliance with company policies and legal requirements.

  • Policy Interpretation: Provide guidance on the interpretation and application of company policies and employment laws.

  • Investigations: Conduct thorough and impartial investigations into employee complaints, including harassment, discrimination, and other workplace issues.

  • Compliance: Ensure the organization complies with all relevant employment laws and regulations.

  • Employee Engagement: Partner with the HR/L+D Trainers to develop and implement initiatives to improve employee engagement, satisfaction, and retention including ER related training

  • Documentation: Maintain accurate and confidential records of employee relations cases and outcomes.

  • Reporting: Prepare reports and analyses of employee relations trends and issues to inform management decisions to be shared with the International HRD

  • Advisory Role: Serve as a trusted advisor to managers and employees on employee relations matters.


  • Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in human resources, with a focus on employee relations or a related area.

  • Education (not essential but preferred): Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, or a related field. A HR certification (e.g., SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, SPHR) is a plus.

  • Skills:

    • Strong conflict resolution and mediation skills.

    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

    • In-depth knowledge of employment laws and regulations.

    • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.

    • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.

    • Strong organizational and time-management skills.


  • Integrity: High ethical standards and integrity in handling confidential information.

  • Empathy: Ability to understand and address employee concerns with sensitivity.

  • Decisiveness: Ability to make fair and consistent decisions.

  • Adaptability: Flexibility to handle a variety of employee relations issues in a dynamic work environment.

  • Collaboration: Ability to work effectively with employees at all levels of the organization.

  • Performs other duties as assigned, including special projects

  • Organizes and maintains HR employee files in compliance with applicable legal requirements

Please note that 2K Games and its studios never uses instant messaging apps or personal email accounts to contact prospective employees or conduct interviews and when emailing, only use accounts.