Senior HR Generalist

Keywords Studios
October 02, 2023
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At Keywords Studios we are using our passion for games, technology and media to create a global services platform for the video games industry and beyond. Our aim is to become the “go to” provider of technical services across a variety of service lines.

We enable leading content creators and publishers to leverage our expertise and capacity across the lifecycle of interactive content. In doing so we empower our clients to remain lean and agile and to focus on creating the most engaging experiences.

Keywords Studios is trusted and relied upon by many of the world's leading video game companies to work alongside them during concept, development and live operations by leveraging the breadth and depth of our industry leading service lines every step of the way. See www. for further information.

Job Summary

Keywords Studios continues to build world leading capabilities in services that video game and other interactive content creators need. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our clients working as their external partner, providing access to our teams of experts where and when needed.

People that work at Keywords Studios are passionate, talented, committed and resourceful. Human talent is our most valuable resource and, as a business, we thrive on diversity, celebrate uniqueness and work together in teams, either physically in one of our 65 facilities across 22 countries around the world or else virtually.

Keywords Studios now have an exciting opportunity for a Senior HR Generalist to be a part of its growing team. This position will support and report to the Regional HR Director UK & Ireland in a full scope of HR tasks to support all UK studios. This includes but is not limited to: supporting performance management and development processes, absence management, talent review, recruitment, HR projects, training, HR reporting, HR compliance, supporting payroll & personnel administration process and other.

The role can be hybrid.

Key responsibilities and activities

Full scope of HR tasks including but not limited to: supporting performance management and employee development, talent reviews, recruitment projects, training, HR reporting, HR compliance, supporting payroll, employee benefits, personnel administration process.

  • Manage the annual and interim performance review processes and make sure timelines are met and employee development in line with KWS performance management policy.
  • Work with team leaders to recognise performance concerns.
  • Ensure that health and safety policies are adhered to in all locations.
  • Support Studio heads to create and maintain an inspiring and fun creative workspace.
  • Maintain HR Policies and Handbooks and updating them in line with legislative changes.
  • Managing recruitment projects for support functions and global and local staff roles
  • Partner with Regional HR Director UK & Ireland to build awareness of company policies and processes by training and communication to Studio Heads and employees.
  • Support Studios Heads in Employee Relations matters.
  • Respond to employee queries on all areas of HR, escalating where appropriate.
  • Implement & maintain Keywords procedures and projects locally – i.e. succession planning, 9 box grid and other.
  • Support hiring, onboarding, off boarding, payroll and personnel administration process, as needed – preparing contracts, updating local and corporate HR systems,
  • Preparing requested reports and analyses.
  • Maintain HR Databases, ensuring updates are made in a timely fashion and carrying out regular data cleanses.
  • Ensure consistent Human Resources administration is followed in all studios; including personnel files, contracts, job descriptions, annual leave and sickness records etc.
  • Support studios with Visa allocations and Visa application process with the Home Office for new employees coming from abroad.
  • Supporting the delivery and facilitation of HR Workshops.
  • Support the Regional HR Director UK & Ireland in the annual budgeting process.
  • Qualifications and core competencies

  • Degree in related discipline or CIPD is highly desirable.
  • Minimum of 6 - 7 years of work experience in a Human Resources Specialist or Generalist role
  • Experience in supporting the UK visa process is desirable.
  • Computer literate, proficient in Word, Microsoft Outlook and Excel with experience of tools that ensure that enable digital transformation of the function.
  • Committed to personal learning and self-improvement, including continuous professional development.
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills along with the ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels of the organisation.
  • Capable of multi-tasking and managing multiple projects by being flexible, organised and able to prioritise and manage own workload.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, high activity environment, on a wide variety of matters and able to handle the requirement to quickly shift from one situation or task to another.
  • Solution focused problem solver who is commercially astute and pragmatic.
  • Strong research, analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Networking and relationship building.
  • Accountability and dependability with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand business requirements quickly and then implement actions to meet business objectives.
  • Excellent project management and communication skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Fluency in English (additional languages are an advantage but not required).
  • Keywords Studios is dedicated to following a well-established Equal Opportunities Policy. We endeavor to create a workplace which provides for equal opportunities for all employees and potential employees.


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