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HR Business Partner (Temp Role - 12 Months Duration)

V4P FEB19 111


HR & Business Support

Job Description:

King makes great games that offer fun, bite- size entertainment experiences for everyone to enjoy and it's no surprise that creating a fun and friendly employee experience is at the heart of our values and culture. 

Reporting into one of our People Directors, we are looking for a a HR Generalist to join our Kingdom and be an integral part of evolving and upholding our values and our employees experience across the whole of the employee lifecycle

We’re looking for someone who is super organised, has great people skills, strong data management & process implementation and is passionate about providing a great employee experience to our Kingsters.  You will love supporting your client groups, providing pragmatic solutions to their everyday challenges and driving process improvements which add value to both our employees and simplify our ways of working.

As an integral part of the HR team, you will play a key role supporting your stakeholders with the core of our craft. Independently advising them on our HR policies, practices and processes to ensure we provide the best employee experience possible. You will also take the lead on our HR data supporting our leaders with their reporting, workforce planning, talent & performance practices and engagement action plans.


  • Independently advise on HR policies, practices and local regulatory requirements to resolve manager and employee policy queries linked to core HR processes, absence, probation, performance management, reward, mobility and much more.

  • Advise our managers with employee relations issues from: performance management, disciplinaries and grievances to supporting our Kingsters with sickness, maternity/paternity. 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.

  • Maintains awareness of local labour laws that may impact King. Owns policies - takes an active role in updating local policies and educating managers. Works with peers & legal to update our intranet pages as needed.

  • Own the management information for your function(s) ensuring it is reliable, relevant, and up to date, enabling leadership to make the right decisions. This will include analysing resource data such as turnover, retention, new hires, compensation, productivity and capability. Ensuring that resourcing, talent, succession plan and employees records are accurate and up to date and that we are pulling insights and recommendations from these that support both our business and people objectives.

  • You will own the maintenance of data & employee changes in workday for your areas, looking at ways to continuously improve our practices here and ways of working with our global HR Ops team

  • Championing our values and culture you will support training programs around local and company wide: Performance Management and talent frameworks, DE&I strategies, ethical laws, standards and policies.

  • Support with the resourcing of our future talent, working with the business and talent acquisition to be our values and potential check for junior recruitment of individual contributors, interns and other development schemes. You will partner with managers to ensure the onboarding of our new Kingsters over their first 90 days lives up to the expectations of our Kingdom, sets them up for success and the passing of their probations.

  • You will support our Employee Engagement initiatives; from running focus groups, preparing communications, data collection and analysis to the coordination of team feedback and action plans to ensure we follow up on our commitments and continuously drive improvements

  • Conducts Exit interviews as applicable ensuring learnings from these are captured and fed back into both people and business plans.

  • Actively support other HR initiatives, projects, events, community days and other King initiatives. This will include the development of project plans (i.e. actions, risks and issues, timelines) and supporting of local and functional projects to help improve our employee experience.


  • HR experience gained in a HR Advisory or Generalist role, with hands- on experience of managing end to end HR people processes. You will be professional, credible, and responsive

  • Strong advisory skills and knowledge and experience of applying local employment law.

  • Employee relations experience

  • Experience of interpreting and applying HR policies and procedures with the ability to identify potential ER issues. Has thorough understanding of local payroll and general understanding of tax implications of compensation and benefits and their related risks

  • Experience managing multiple activities and collaborating with others to get the job done.

  • Strong attention to detail, organizational and excellent time management skills.

  • Strong experience of data analysis, management, pulling of insights and recommendations from this. Actively listens to the business on improvements that could be made to the metrics.          

  • Seeks new ways to improve HR processes and outcomes. Look at ways to minimise cost or contribute to process improvements

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with stakeholders, employees, and HR peers to ensure effective team collaboration and an enhanced customer/employee experience.

  • Sound judgement and decision making, with the ability to identify and resolve problems, provide solutions, and take necessary actions to prevent them from developing in future.

  • Appreciation and understanding of the need for confidentiality and discretion in dealing with any people related activities. Works with employees affected by changes to explain rationale and reinforce the need to change.

  • Excellent IT skills – particularly Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

  • Business fluent written and verbal English


  • Experience of using HR systems such as Workday.

  • Experience with using case management systems.

  • Good level of all Microsoft packages including excel and powerpoint. Is able to gather internal HR metrics and present them in a useful way.

  • Basic understanding of project management methodology.

  • Experience supporting the facilitation (& training) of HR processes spanning across: Performance Management, Engagement, Talent, DE&I and other people processes is an advantage.

  • Other languages, we are a global team. 

About King

King is the game developer behind the world- famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top- grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid- core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players - and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!

Applications need to be in English.
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HR & Business Support @ King

V4P FEB19 111

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