Senior HR Manager: Projects Lead

Playground Games
April 13, 2024
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Contract Type:fixed-term contract
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Playground Games is looking for Senior HR Manager: Projects Lead to join

our HR team on a contract basis.

About Us:

As a first-party Xbox Game Studio, we are passionate about making genre- defining games that are accessible, beautiful, and, most of all, fun.

About the Role:

We're looking for passionate and proactive HR professional to join our dynamic team in the heart of a rapidly growing and successful Gaming business in Leamington Spa.

This 12-month fixed-term contract role offers an exciting opportunity to lead some key People projects, working with our HR & Talent Acquisition Director, Senior HR Manager and TA Manager to shape the future of our Learning & Development, Compensation & Benefits, and Talent Management strategies.

This is a brand-new role for the business which offers an opportunity to contribute to the success of our team, while shaping the future of our core People processes.

What You Will Bring:
  • Strong HR experience with a proven track record of delivering successful projects either as a HRBP/generalist or in HR specialisms / centres of excellence.
  • Excellent project management skills, including the ability to prioritise, plan, and manage communications and resources effectively.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with the experience to identify and address HR challenges.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience of partnering creative/technical teams & working with competing priorities.
  • A strong understanding of best practices across UK HR / people processes.
  • Key Responsibilities

    Learning & Development:

  • Partner with the HR & Talent Acquisition Director and internal leaders / stakeholders to identify and develop a comprehensive Training Needs Analysis / L&D plan for the entire studio.
  • Research, source, and implement learning and development opportunities, including partnering with internal (PG and Microsoft) and external training programs.
  • Work with Training providers and internal stakeholders to build out a manager development program.
  • Manage outcomes from Employee Survey, identifying top 3 areas for impact and improvement in both Fable and Horizon teams.
  • Track and measure both budgets and the effectiveness of L&D initiatives and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Compensation & Benefits:
  • Work with the HR & Talent Acquisition Director to analyse pay data and identify compensation priority projects.
  • Develop and implement salary bandings utilising industry benchmarking data and tools ensuring internal pay equity and market competitiveness.
  • Review benefits / benchmarking against local or national competitors.
  • Drive annual benefits review processes, working with our Benefits broker and internal stakeholders / ERG's to benchmark and innovate our offering within budget and timeframe constraints.
  • Talent Planning:
  • Build process for managing organisational health data to identify talent needs and gaps.
  • Partner with key business leaders to build a job family architecture / Career framework, incorporating work with salary bandings.
  • Develop and implement strategies (9 box etc) to improve employee retention and succession planning.
  • Review and improve existing HR processes, such as sickness absence management and probation review processes.
  • Review and recommend improvements for our exit interview process, focused on collecting critical data for better decision making on future HR projects.
  • Project Management:
  • Manage and prioritize multiple project tasks simultaneously, meeting deadlines and staying within budget.
  • Develop and manage project documentation / tracking of all projects. Maintain clear and consistent communication with stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Playground Games is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, we believe that diversity and inclusion fuels creativity. We are dedicated to creating a safe, comfortable and welcoming working environment.

    We strive to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse voices of our team members. It drives our innovation and connects us closer to our players. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion across age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. At Playground Games we recognise the importance of self- development, career progression, well-being, and retention of our colleagues. We celebrate difference and welcome everyone to join us and to be themselves at work.

    If you require any reasonable accommodation to apply for this position, please contact us on [email protected]

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