Full Time Job

Employee Relations Partner

Sony Interactive Entertainment

San Mateo, CA 02-10-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Employee Relations Partner

San Mateo, CA

This position is based in San Mateo, CA but will consider Los Angeles, CA or Rancho Bernardo/San Diego, CA. For any location, there must be a willingness to travel for investigations.
• This position is currently remote due to COVID-19.

The Employee Relations Partner will be a key member of the People Experience team, reporting into the Director of Employee Relations. Our ideal candidate will contribute both hands-on and strategic support through their in-depth knowledge and savvy on handling workplace conflict issues, providing consultation, conducting workplace investigations, and performance management. You have a proven ability to remain tactful, calm, and persuasive in sensitive situations. We lead the way in interactive entertainment that defines the gaming industry, and with a diverse and inclusive culture, we celebrate uniqueness and the willingness to share diverse points of view with respect.

• Provide strategic Employee Relations support which includes business partnership, thought partnership and coaching to all levels of the organization - with a focus on maximizing the potential of our people
• Partner with both employees and management in driving a high-performance culture which includes addressing performance management objectives such as creating performance improvement plans and coaching plans, and opening communication channels to assist managers in delivering feedback
• Triage employee relations issues by identifying early potential solutions; providing advice using a commanding grasp on current law, regulations, company policies or company culture as a framework
• Ability to stay up to date on federal, state and local law trends; with an emphasis on California employment law and regulations
• Demonstrate quantitative and qualitative data insights to drive creative, amicable and equitable solutions to employee relations concerns
• Partnering closely with global HR Business Partners, Legal and Compliance on global strategy and objectives; assisting with organizational design and operational workflows
• Conduct fair and impartial investigations that reflect current law and regulations to a wide range of employee relations concerns such as harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and other violations of company policy
• Ensure governance and fair application of company policies and practices, employment laws, and other regulations in the Employee Relations and Human Resources space.

• Minimum of 7 years experience responding to employee relations concerns. Prefer 10+ years of experience. This can be satisfied through either Human Resources or Legal experience.
• Minimum of 5 years experience as a workplace investigator. Please list the types of investigations in which you are experienced, and be prepared to present an investigation report summary. A prior report summary can be submitted if they contain redactions for privacy and confidentiality.
• Gaming or tech industry experience, or working with creative groups is desirable.
• Bachelors Degree required.
• Legal training, a Juris Doctor degree or a licensed attorney in any US jurisdiction is a plus.
• Certification in workplace investigations or membership in a workplace investigators association is also a plus.
• SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred.

We value talent, self-motivation, and team spirit. In turn, we provide an environment with a large degree of autonomy and collaboration.

Company Profile
Sony Interactive Entertainment

Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services.