HR People Partner
Craft:HR & Business Support
HR People Business Partner - London
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced HR Business Partner to partner one of King’s talented games team who are based in London, Berlin, Barcelona, Stockholm, and Malmö.
This role offers a lot of variety and scope, giving you access to make an impact at scale across our Kingdom and will give you the opportunity to work internationally with very talented people as their HR Partner, whilst also being part of a larger People Team.
Reporting into a Senior People Director, and as a key individual of the People Team, you will support on King wide people initiatives and co- create and execute business strategies across the end- to- end employee life cycle. These will have particular focus on talent management, organisational effectiveness, employee engagement as well as partnering and coaching your stakeholders to integrate our culture and values into our employee experience.
You will be passionate about all thing’s people, getting to know the business, and providing pragmatic solutions to their everyday challenges. Curious, with an eye for detail, data, and employee relation matters, you will be driven and will thrive in creating great workplaces, working on a complete cycle of HR services, and establishing trusted partnership with business leaders and employees.
King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing our games such as Candy Crush and Farm Heroes Saga.
The games we make bring moments of magic to our players. Our aim - Making the World Playful – it’s what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar.
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. 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.
YOUR ROLE WITHIN OUR KINGDOM
Establishing a true strategic partnership with a diverse set of managers you will be accountable for creating and driving elements of the people strategy for your area of responsibility.
Continuously work with managers across the business to support and drive all people related processes, topics, and priorities. This will include performance management, talent identification, org design, employee engagement & communications, workforce planning
Apply HR expertise and business acumen to establish a trusted partnership with a diverse set of business leaders, coaching, advising, and supporting them with their people plans, talent needs and employee relations support
You will have accountability for completing talent planning, succession, assessments, and similar processes that drive the people strategy with high quality and integrity; including execution upon agreed to and approved plans
Drive organisational development, re- design, change & engagement in your areas. Including project management & employee communications.
Partner with leaders to develop our leadership capability and skills needed for our future success.
You will have strong initiative, creativity, and facilitation skills, supporting leaders and teams with workshops, career and development sessions, engagement, and high performing team initiatives
Work closely with HR Centres of Expertise (CoE) to resolve complex and challenging problems through innovative and agile thinking
Manage bonus and merit process, ensuring recognition and reward attracts and retains the best
Actively drive our D&I strategy looking at how this can be improved for your business units across all touch points of the Employee lifecycle. Support King initiatives and actively contribute to embed D&I nudges across out processes
Champion our values and culture, being a role model for these and supporting the continual embedding of them in everything we do.
You will have a growth mindset, prioritise your own growth and development and be curious about understanding and driving external benchmarks across both functional and HR areas.
Project Management of elements of either the functional or HR strategy
SKILLS TO CREATE THRILLS
Demonstrated track record of operating as a HR Business Partner
Thrive in a fast paced, diverse, and creative environment
Results orientated combined with commercial acumen and awareness of business impact
Ability to manage all elements of organisational transformation, facilitation, and training
Employee Relations knowledge with the ability to coach and advise managers and drive necessary actions
Mediation skills, with the ability to guide and support to successful conflict resolution.
Change agent - the skills and desire to change the status quo for the better.
Excellent project managing skills with experience of owning and manage cyclical people processes and projects
Data driven with the ability to use data to demonstrate insights, inform decisions and visualize it to influence others through storytelling
Strong communication skills with the ability to engage diverse audiences and apply appropriate ways to influence.
High proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
Knowledge of UK employment law is a must
Fluent in business English (written and spoken) essential
Bachelors qualified, (King will consider experience as an alternative)
Experience from Digital, Entertainment or Technology companies
Experience partnering multiple business functions across technology platforms and studio creative teams.
International HR Business Partnering experience in a matrix organisation
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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