Senior Employee Relations and HR Compliance Advisor

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NetEase Games is one of the largest game developers worldwide by size and revenue. Over the years, NetEase Games has been focusing on developing high quality content and providing the best experience for gamers all around the world. So far, the company has more than 100 games in operation. Its recent games include Naraka: Bladepoint, Knives Out, Onmyoji, Identity V, Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, etc.

Along with its many creative partnerships, NetEase is expanding its portfolio of studios, including Bad Brain Game Studios, Jackalyptic Games, Jar of Sparks, and Quantic Dream.

NetEase, Inc. is a global powerhouse in the Internet and video game industry, with a market capitalization of $57+B. We excel in various domains, including internet services, online gaming, e-commerce, and more. Our standout titles like 'Fantasy Westward Journey' and 'Justice' have captivated millions of players worldwide. In addition to gaming, we explore ventures in e-commerce, music streaming, online education, AI, and VR. 

As part of our newly created global ER & HR Compliance Center of Excellence, you will be responsible for leading this critical function for the EMEA region in UK primarily supporting our business in UK, Ireland, France and Spain. In this role, you will collaborate closely with legal, HR, and business departments to ensure the effective operation of employee relations and HR compliance within the company, while providing valuable support and guidance to maintain a healthy, legal, and harmonious work environment. 

If you are a results-driven and strategic HR professional with a strong commitment to ensuring compliance and fostering a positive work environment within a global organization operating in the EMEA region, we encourage you to consider applying for the position of Senior Employee Relations and HR Compliance Advisor. By joining our dynamic team, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the evolution of our global HR practices. 

Key Responsibilities: 

Business Partnership: 

  • Collaborate closely with business leaders and HR business partners to understand their specific needs and align HR practices with business objectives. 
  • Provide guidance and support to business leaders on employee relations matters, including performance management, disciplinary actions, grievances, and conflict resolution. 
  • Coach and influence HR Business Partners on interventions required for individuals, managers, and/or teams on preventing employee relations risks, effective management of performance cases, giving performance feedback, and increasing employee engagement. 
  • Guide HR Business Partners (HRBPs) in handling simple employee relations cases based on the employee relations hierarchy and investigation mechanisms. 

Employee Relations: 

  • Oversee and guide employee relations activities in EMEA ensuring fair and consistent treatment of employees and compliance with relevant laws and regulations. 
  • Effectively manage ER cases including investigations, disciplinary issues, grievances, interpersonal employee conflicts, performance management concerns, involuntary exits (including redundancies) and other employee-related matters to successful resolution. 
  • Serve as a trusted advisor in the employee experience by building and facilitating ER and compliance processes that emphasize fair, consistent, and respectful outcomes. 
  • Lead and own the end-to-end resolution of complex employee relations issues. 
  • Conduct reviews and investigations on sensitive workplace issues and employee relations matters. 
  • For severe and non-compliant employee relations cases, involve the legal department in investigations, fostering close collaboration to ensure compliance and mitigate legal risks.

HR Compliance: 

  • Stay current with in country and EU employment laws and regulations.
  • Manage and ensure compliance with all employment law regulations, social relations and practices for countries in EMEA where NetEase operates. 
  • Proactively identify, manage and monitor risks and propose improvements and risk mitigation strategies. 
  • Interpret, communicate and maintain ER policies and processes. 
  • Responsible for creating regional policies to include updating regional EMEA employee handbooks. 
  • Partner with Legal partners to ensure company policies and practices
  • comply with applicable country and local laws and regulations. 
  • Recommend policy changes and enhancements based on investigation findings and emerging trends. 
  • Conduct periodic compliance audits to identify and address potential compliance gaps and recommend appropriate actions to mitigate risks. 
  • Collaborate with legal and HR teams to design and implement ER and HR compliance training programs tailored for HR, employees, and managers.

Documentation and Reporting: 

  • Maintain precise records of employee relations and compliance activities while ensuring the accuracy and confidentiality of information. 
  • Prepare reports on HR compliance and employee relations metrics for management review. 
  • Ensure proper documentation of investigations, grievances, resolutions, and compliance efforts.  

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience; law degree preferred. 
  • Experience working in employee/ labour relations with solid, working knowledge of relevant best practices. 
  • Ability to build trust, along with demonstrated ability to drive and lead results. 
  • Experience working with employee representatives, unions, works councils and handling negotiations. 
  • Stellar communication skills, conflict management and resolution skills with experience in delivering sensitive messaging of all types to a wide variety of stakeholders. 
  • Results driven ability with problem analysis and resolution skills. 
  • Broad knowledge of EMEA region (including but not limited UK, France, Ireland and Spain) employment laws and regulations and the ability to appropriately spot employment risks and issues. 
  • Possess sound judgment, while balancing acting with a sense of urgency, ability to handle multiple tasks and be detail oriented. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities as well as planning, organization, and time management skills. 
  • Ability to build strong working relationships across all levels of the organization, including remote areas. 
  • Maintains composure in a fast-paced, fluid environment and successfully navigates ambiguity to build consensus and achieve resolutions with geographically diverse stakeholders.

Commitment to Equal Opportunity: 

NetEase is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in its workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. We also comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding applicants with criminal histories. If you require reasonable accommodation due to a disability during any part of the application process, please email [email protected]  

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We are an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other protected status as required as by law.

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NetEase Games operates in the Gaming industry. The company is located in Pasadena, California. NetEase Games was founded in 2001. It has 4438 total employees. To see all 2 open jobs at NetEase Games, click here.
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