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Director of Human Resources (Game or Entertainment Industries)

Novato, CA

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Opportunities within a multi-billion dollar company that’s an industry leader in their niche but still maintains a flat, entrepreneurial, and non-corporate work environment. Proven track record having shipped over 100 multi-SKU titles to great critical.

We are committed to gaming and technical innovation. We offer top candidates the opportunity to learn and grow with some of the smartest and most creative minds in the industry.


Working in partnership with management and parent company HR, the Director of HR plans and manages all aspects of human resources activities, including but not limited to employee relations, onboarding/offboarding, training and development, employee engagement, and compensation. Oversees our global studio HR, providing a consistent approach in line with company culture while respecting geographic and cultural differences.


  • Works to promote an innovative and creative culture where employees can achieve high levels of job satisfaction and productivity
  • Works in partnership with our Talent Acquisition team to anticipate hiring needs and challenges and provide input into solutions; plans and manages employee orientation/ onboarding activities to foster positive attitude toward studio goals and integration of new hires
  • Collaborates with parent company HR on the review and development of new and/or existing HR policies, procedures, and practices; makes recommendations for improvements and changes
  • Participates in all company-wide HR program and systems initiatives as representative of the company and its locations; gathers feedback and requirements, coordinates feedback, and supports the company needs and perspectives
  • Manages employee departures, ensuring employees are treated with respect and all required notification/communication occurs in a timely manner
  • Maintains knowledge of global industry trends and employment legislation in order to facilitate compliance with legislation pertaining to all HR matters
  • Conducts needs assessment and partners with parent company HR on the development of training programs as needed
  • Collaborates with parent company HR on the administration of compensation programs (FLSA, job levels, and compensation ranges) and the development of job descriptions
  • Develops, plans, and/or manages employee-relations activities and programs including but not limited to employee counseling, employee development and career planning, policy interpretation and compliance, new employee orientation, and employee recognition programs
  • Facilitates effective and positive resolution of employee issues, displaying a genuine interest and respect for people and their concerns
  • Leads and manages employee transfer/relocation activities
  • Works closely with legal department to coordinate work permits and visas for any foreign employees/candidates
  • Prepares employee separation notices and related documentation; conducts exit interviews to determine reasons behind separations; provides periodic reports to Studio Manager
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or related field and 5+ years’ experience in a human resources generalist function or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Game industry experience a plus
  • Proven ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from employees, candidates, and groups of managers
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
  • Creative, flexible, and innovative team player
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Thorough understanding of human resources principles and practices, including but not limited to wage and hour, employment law, safety, and immigration
  • Ability to objectively coach employees and management through complex, difficult, and emotional issues
  • Ability to make cogent recommendations that reflect judgment consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, regulations or government law in order to effectively resolve problems or issues
  • Ability to work flexibly and calmly in order to effectively respond to multiple changing business priorities
  • A perceptive, strong listener who can relate to individuals at all levels and is able to establish and maintain effective relationships with other management staff, employees, and the general public