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Human Resources Business Partner & Employee Relations Specialist


This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted September 8, 2021.

Human Resources Business Partner & Employee Relations Specialist

Magnopus is a content-focused technology company founded by a team of Oscar-winning artists, designers, and engineers from games, films, and other unusual places.

We’re passionate about creating rich experiences across the physical and digital worlds in ways people haven’t experienced yet.

Because we’re building the future, we endeavor to create a diverse, creative workplace where people from many perspectives collaborate across disciplines to create amazing things together.

We invest in our employee’s progression with ongoing education and mentorship opportunities through their guilds, and support their happiness and productivity through generous health care, time off, and other benefits.

We try to foster a safe environment where we can take risks, and learn from our failures.

While we value individual talents, we favor teamwork more.

We believe that the leadership of the company works for the employees, not the other way around.

We feel strongly that our employees guide who we are as a company and the work we create, so we look for characteristics of curiosity, empathy, respect, honesty, and courage in every candidate.

We’re seeking a HR & Employee Relations Partner to support our People & Culture team in our Downtown LA office.

If you love being part of an orchestra of happy people creating a graceful symphony of complex operations in support of an eclectic team of artists, engineers, and designers tackling purposeful challenges in a creative environment, we’re looking for you!

Job Description

Under the direction and collaboration of the People & Culture Team, the HR & Employee Relations Partner will own the employee relations management, compliance, and people operations practices.

The role is both a strategic and hands-on role that provides full cycle Human Resources support to our teams.

The role is critical in executing our people initiatives, providing great internal customer support, and driving HR functional excellence and process improvement.

We’ve built an environment of positive personalities with can-do attitudes, so that’s an essential characteristic we look for in you.

We take satisfaction in a job well done, focus on fixing problems not the blame, and we do it with a smile.

Partner with managers to guide or conduct in-depth investigations on employee relations issues and/or termination, final counseling or other disputes.

Provide policy guidance to managers and instruct on consistent practices regarding terminations and progressive counseling.

Ensure proper documentation on cases.

Manages leaves of absences Help plan and manage Human Resource initiatives Coach, counsel, offer direction and input to managers and employees on company policies and practices, staffing, employee development, HR processes, performance management, and conflict resolution.

Ensures that HR issues are aligned with company values and goals.

Supports the communication and administration company programs and policies Provide advice and work in close consultation with the Head of People & Culture regarding employee and labor relations programming and strategies; including 1099 vs.

project hire determination and any other HR labor practices & processes Administers and interprets labor agreements, administers grievance procedures, and provides labor relations support during contract negotiations.

Serves as liaison between managers/employees and payroll to facilitate resolution of compensation and benefits related issues Represent Magnopus on legal proceedings.

Utilizes facilitation and mediation practices to negotiate resolutions.

Researching Wage & Hour claims Analyze trends and conduct employee relations training Maintenance of the SOP and Employee Handbook Work with senior leaders, operations, studio, production, and other strategic partners for efficiency and process improvement Collaborate and consult with various individuals and departments, establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management and employees as needed to coordinate investigation-related activities and determine outcome recommendations Work closely with managers to ensure constant collaboration and communication to provide counsel and facilitate prompt and effective resolution of workplace conflict which addresses issues for employees, managers, and leaders in a manner consistent with Magnopus policies, practices and legal considerations Identify opportunities for improving ER policies and procedures based on analytics and trends.

Collaborate with Managers on formulating and implementing solutions.

Promote coaching, direct communication, proactive problem resolution and positive rapport amongst employees and managers The ability to understand business goals and recommend new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in business objectives, productivity and development of HR within the company Creating and driving effective development, employee relations, retention, and reward programs

4-6 years experience as a Sr.

HR Business Partner, Sr.

HR Generalist, or equivalent Managing multiple aspects of the employee relations, compliance, and labor regulations of a start-up or a hyper-growth company Deep knowledge of California and Federal Labor Laws, Policies, and Compliance and skills in providing guidance to management on these topics Expert skills in conducting in-depth investigations on employee relations issues and/or termination, final counseling or other disputes.

Provide policy guidance to managers and instruct on consistent practices regarding terminations and progressive counseling.

Ensure proper documentation on cases A friendly and helpful attitude The ability to balance an empathetic approach to HR while also administering compliance, as it relates the policies, procedures, labor and employment regulations A desire to help others in need and be a team player Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills Clear written and verbal communication Teamwork, but independent motivation Strong skills in conflict management, mediation, and getting to resolutions Ability to handle stress and remain calm under pressure Comfortable being a part of a team of diverse personalities and backgrounds
Bonus Points:
Experience in processing employee visas A discerning eye for finding things that “could be better” The pride and sense of responsibility to make those things better Excited about new technologies Precognitive ability to anticipate when you’re needed before anyone realizes it Knowledge of Google Suite (calendar, docs, sheets) A true hands-on approach as well as the ability to successfully monitor the “pulse” of the employees to ensure a high level of employee engagement Experience with rapid and complex changing work environment Success in creating and driving effective development, employee relations, retention and reward programs Experience and skills in facilitating engaging trainings
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Magnopus employees enjoy a competitive benefits package as well as some amazing perks:
Great teammates 100% employer paid premiums on health, dental, and vision Insurance Flexible Remote working plans (particularly during Covid events) Top of the line tech and tools Comfy office chairs and stand-up desks Free gym membership (located in our building) Transportation assistance Magnocademy (our peer learning program) Lunch clubs (including D&D, board games, and knitting) On-site happy hours Weekly breakfasts Range of complimentary snacks and drinks Magnopus does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.