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.
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:
Partner with Activision Blizzard’s Ethics & Compliance and Legal teams 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
Conduct reviews and investigations on sensitive workplace issues and employee relations matters.
Recommend policy changes and enhancements based on investigation outcomes and trends
Bachelor and above degree required
3+ combined years of directly applicable HR and Employee Relations experience, including prior HR Generalist experience handling sensitive Employee Relations issues, grievances, and providing strategic, resolution-based advice and guidance.
Highest level of integrity with a proven ability to gain trust from all levels of the organization
Experience working with Works Councils
Broad knowledge of APAC region (including but not limited Korea, Japan and Australia) 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, ability to handle multiple tasks and need for attention to detail
Excellent written and verbal communication abilities as well as planning, organization, and time management skills
Coaches and influences all levels of employees and successfully delivers difficult messages
Ability to build strong working relationships across all levels of the organization, including remote areas.
Maintains composure in a fast-paced, fluid environment and successfully navigates ambiguity to build consensus and achieve resolutions with geographically diverse stakeholders.
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
We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.
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, colour, 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.
“We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.”