The Production HR team is newly formed and dedicated to providing hands-on HR support to cast and crew working on productions across WarnerMedia content businesses. The People Partners on the Production HR team will work primarily in production environments directly supporting the people that make our content. The goal is to be a recognizable and trusted HR partner to all personnel working on a WarnerMedia production. As a trusted HR partner to production, the main objective is to ensure and support a respectful, inclusive, safe and positive work environment, allowing people to thrive and do their best work.
The People Partner team is at the centre of the HR function. People Partners are connected to business units (BU) and work closely with Talent Leaders and the business to understand a BU's people strategy, initiatives and/or challenges and then, in partnership with the People Solutions team and COEs, strategizes and activates solutions that deliver high impact.
In addition, the People Partner will work closely with the ITVP People Partner team to execute effective HR programs and serve as point of contact for employees (in coordination/partnership with HR Services) including but is not limited to, performance management, conflict management, coaching, development, employee relations, compensation, internal mobility, staff retention, talent acquisition, workforce planning, headcount and position management, talent and team development and compliance. The role works closely with Talent Leaders, People Solutions, COEs, HRS, Workplace Investigations and Legal as needed.
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• Initial HR point of contact for production cast and crew in the UK; serves as on-set/on-site HR presence for productions, both locally and on distant location. There may also be need for this level of support across European productions.
• Responds to production-related inquiries regarding crew/cast concerns.
• Provides advice, coaching, counseling, and training to proactively create/maintain an inclusive, respectful and safe work environment.
• Develops, delivers and facilitates training for productions on topics related to a respectful and harassment-free work environment.
• Embodies our culture through behavior and interactions, and champions inclusion and diversity on the set.
• Conducts surveys to gauge cultural climate and makes recommendations for appropriate action based on findings.
• Supports the Talent Leader & People Partner Lead, Regional Productions in policy and process development across EMEA ensuring consistency of approach across all productions in-territory
• Partners with Employee Relations, Labor Relations and Employment Legal to deliver HR solutions on people related issues.
• Partners with Safety and COVID Compliance Officers to support COVID policies and protocols, including tracking and tracing.
• Keeps abreast of HR trends/practices, legislation and requirements to effectively manage and communicate to production workers.
• Travels to productions on location when needed; last minute travel may be required.
• Creates presentation decks, charts, graphs, and various materials, as needed.
• Manages special projects, as assigned.
• Provide day-to-day generalist HR support to all business areas across ITVP UK including a population of both corporate and production freelancers. This may also extend to support across EMEA
• Support the execution of local / regional / global HR programmes and projects
• Work together with the People Partner team to support business needs, short-term HR goals and the longer-term people strategy.
• Support the Talent Leader and Finance Business Partners on annual budgeting, forecasting, and tracking of all ongoing people costs. Provide support on the annual pay review ensuring fair, consistent and appropriate rewards in line with budgets.
• In collaboration with the WMI Reward team, provide advice and support to managers on employee compensation matters (including benchmarking), remaining up to date with local market trends and practices.
• In the UK oversee and conduct exit interviews. Work closely with the People Partner Coordinator to prepare quarterly employee turnover analysis highlighting reasons for leaving, trends in turnover and ensuring appropriate and timely feedback is given to the appropriate company and line managers.
• Track the visa / certificate of sponsorship status of all relevant employees to ensure compliance with UK Immigration law; work closely with the Senior People Partner and in-house employment legal to apply for work visas for employees when required.
• Escalate complex team or people issues to Senior People Partner and/or Talent Leader in a timely fashion as appropriate.
• Take proactive steps to ensure all HR systems, local policies and procedures are updated regularly to take account of new and forthcoming employment legislation.
• Ensure Workday is updated regularly and properly maintained to facilitate accurate reporting and integrity of all people data.
• Encourage teamwork and collaboration in the local offices, looking for ways to increase affiliation to WarnerMedia whilst shedding legacy business affiliations and siloes.
• Foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and 'one company' mindset as a critical priority
• Experience supporting a freelance workforce with a wide range of HR, critical thinking and business advisory skills.
• Thrives in a fast-paced and challenging environment.
• Strong in communicating with all level stakeholders, keen collaborator and builds strong relationships with employees.
• Good judgment and ability to balance the needs of the company and employees.
• Exceptional organization and project management skills.
• Possess and engaging and innovative presentation style when delivering training.
• Able to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.
• Sound knowledge of applicable UK legislation and regulations pertinent to production. populations
• High ethical standards with demonstrated experience handling highly sensitive information.
• Passion for this business; driven to accomplish and meet objectives.
• Ability to travel – 25% of the role.
The Nice to Haves:
• Degree or equivalent qualification or CIPD preferred
• Previous experience of working within an American parent company and complex matrix organisation highly advantageous.
• Experience working with Workday databases highly preferable.
• Knowledge of applicable EMEA legislation and regulations pertinent to production. populations
• Additional European language
Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gpmnm0-3-236-28-137-42 in your application.