HR Manager-Climax Studios
Posted on 2/9/2024
Keywords Studios
Company Overview
Keywords Studios is the number 1 international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry and beyond. We help our customers imagine more for their IP's, bringing to life digital content that entertains, connects, challenges and educates people worldwide.
Portsmouth, UK
Experience Level
Desired Skills
People & HR
  • Degree in related discipline or CIPD
  • 6 - 7 years of work experience in a Human Resources Specialist or Manager role
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent knowledge of UK ER
  • Experience in managing and developing a HR team
  • Developing and managing the HR Function in the studio
  • Supporting and monitoring the HR team to manage studio ER issues
  • Coaching and supporting the HR Administrator
  • Coaching and supporting Managers on complex Employee Relation matters
  • Identifying development needs for teams and mentoring/coaching managers
  • Partnering with Studio Head and the Regional HR Director UK & Ireland in the annual budgeting process
  • Building awareness of company policies and processes
  • Driving high standards of people and business performance through performance management, succession and manpower planning
  • Advising on required interventions to manage underperforming areas
  • Enhancing studio culture and ensuring studio best practices and processes are upheld
  • Maintaining HR Policies and Handbooks and updating them in line with legislative changes
  • Providing technical advice and knowledge within the human resources discipline in the studio
  • Acting as a HR Business Partner for the studio
  • Preparing requested reports and analyses
  • Supporting HR strategy for the senior leadership team and the studio in line with Keywords Studios’ direction
  • Managing the annual and interim performance review processes and ensuring employee development in line with policy
  • Supporting with Visa allocations and Visa application process with the Home Office for new employees coming from abroad
Desired Qualifications
  • Proven experience of working with and influencing middle and senior management with the ability to build rapport across all levels
  • Good management and team working skills
  • Initiative and responsibility: willingness to act pro-actively by identifying opportunities and anticipate changes
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to manage competing demands
  • An eye for detail and the ability to manage your own time and workload
  • A good knowledge of Employment Law
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical capability; experience of creation and analysis of HR metrics to find root causes and drive appropriate solutions