Full Time Job

Manager, HR & Employee Relations


Chicago, IL 03-22-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

We create world-class content, which we distribute across our portfolio of film, television, and streaming, and bring to life through our theme parks and consumer experiences. We own and operate leading entertainment and news brands, including NBC, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, Telemundo, NBC Local Stations, Bravo, USA Network, and Peacock, our premium ad-supported streaming service. We produce and distribute premier filmed entertainment and programming through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and Universal Studio Group, and have world-renowned theme parks and attractions through Universal Destinations & Experiences. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, coupled with our Corporate Social Responsibility work, is informed by our employees, audiences, park guests and the communities in which we live. We strive to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. Together, we'll continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world.

Job Description

Job Description:

This role will provide Human Resource support to various Universal Studio Group Productions to help design and cultivate a respectful, inclusive, and fun working culture. This role will assist with Generalist functions but specialize in managing employee relations issues for assigned television productions based in the greater Chicago area. May also support other productions and special projects in the USG portfolio as applicable. This position reports to Director, HR and Employee Relations, Universal Studio Group.


Specific job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Manage high volume of employee relations investigations regarding complaints, harassment, integrity violations, retaliation, and performance concerns. Provide recommendations and collaborate with Labor Relations and Employment Law on solutions, outcomes, or formal disciplinary action.
• Provide daily HR support to episodic Scripted Studio Productions including heavy employee relations, staffing and recruitment, performance management, ad hoc reporting and compliance with HR policies and procedures for represented and non-represented staff.
• Create an environment of positive employee relations by respecting confidentiality, establishing trust and credibility, being seen by employees as approachable and fair, and balancing business needs with employee needs.
• Manage performance, corrective action, and integrity issues in collaboration with Legal, Fair Employment and Labor Relations.
• Provide coaching to Production heads & managers, offer feedback and advice on issues in a proactive and compassionate manner.
• Provide support with managing and delivering key HR initiatives including compliance, corporate culture, and training.
• Strong knowledge of state (Illinois) and Federal employment practices, policies, legal & EEOC guidelines, as well as compensation, wage and hour, benefits administration.
• Partner with management to help develop and facilitate training strategies to meet employee needs, including supervisory training, and skill development.
• Attend on site legal compliance trainings.
• Manage employee relations activities such as special events, employee advocacy, monitoring and reporting for Production departments, and conflict resolution initiatives.
• Continually monitor and maintain company policies and procedures and remain current on relevant legal issues relating to employment.
• Conduct exit interviews; support retention strategies and monitor attrition for assigned departments.
• Participate in broader HR projects in support of the entire organization.


Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree
• Minimum 5+ years relevant HR experience, preferably as a manager or high performing HR generalist with an emphasis in employee relations and client based work
• Willingness to travel – up to 20%

Desired Characteristics:
• Be a creative partner and problem solver with a passion for Employee Relations
• Demonstrable ability to deal with confidential information with discretion
• Strong interpersonal, organizational, and critical thinking skills required along with comprehensive understanding of applicable State/Federal employment laws to help guide and interpret general business practices
• Previous experience with labor unions strongly preferred
• Convey excellent executive presence, project management, and presentation abilities in corporate and production environments, for both internal and external clients
• Ability to interface effectively with all levels of employees, managers and executives
• Strong persuasion and conflict resolution skills required
• Must be detail-oriented and organized, with excellent follow-through and analytical skills
• Must have ability to execute both strategic and tactical priorities
• Must be able to work independently with the ability to juggle priorities and manage time to effectively meet deadlines
• Media/Broadcast/Cable/Production experience preferred
• Experience with Excel, Microsoft Office Suite, SAP HRIS preferred
• Sense of humor appreciated, quick thinking and approachable nature needed
• Ability to work in a diverse, fast paced but rewarding environment

Eligibility Requirements:
• Interested candidates must apply to be considered
• Must be willing to work in Chicago, Illinois
• Must have work authorization to work in the United States
• Must be willing to travel for business as necessary and have schedule flexibility to support year-round production demands

Additional Requirements:
• This position has been designated as hybrid, generally contributing from the office a minimum of three days per week.

This position is eligible for company sponsored benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), paid leave, tuition reimbursement, and a variety of other discounts and perks. Learn more about the benefits offered by NBCUniversal by visiting the Benefits page of the Careers website.

Additional Information

NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by emailing [email protected].

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d5yjj1-44-201-97-224-42 in your application.