Head of Workforce Engagement

Website Electronic Arts

At Electronic Arts, we believe that in order to realize our vision of inspiring the world to play, we must first inspire those who choose to work for and with us to do their best work.  As the Head of Workforce Engagement, you will develop and lead the implementation of company-wide strategies and policies that promote and maintain a positive relationship with our global workforce.

The Workforce Engagement team strives to ensure that the organization is equipped with the knowledge, tools and support systems necessary to maintain healthy, productive relationships with our diverse, creative workforce. In partnership with other members of People Experience (HR) and legal, we work to ensure our policies and practices take the full worker experience into account and mechanisms are in place to meaningfully monitor and respond to shifts in sentiment related to their experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement global and region-specific labor (union & non-unionized) strategies in support of our desired workplace culture and in compliance with local laws.
  • Manage a global team of professionals partnering with business and People Experience (HR) leaders to foster positive workforce relations.
  • Continually assess the external employment and labor landscape and identify potential impact to EA’s business and talent strategies.
  • Work across various levels of the organization to influence programs, practices, and organizational adjustments that preserve and enhance positive workforce relations.
  • Partner with senior leaders and internal/external counsel to represent EA’s interests in global labor contract negotiations (as needed).
  • Advise senior leadership regarding highly sensitive workforce matters
  • Identify and implement solutions to mitigate risks to positive workforce engagement.
  • Oversee multi-level training programs designed to ensure positive workforce engagement and ongoing compliance to local labor laws and best practices.
  • Implement processes to efficiently respond to time-sensitive workforce engagement matters.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field; Master’s degree in HR or Labor Relations a positive.
  • 10+ years in Employee/Labor Relations or related roles directly reacting to and managing complex employee relations issues or advising corporate clients about employment policies and programs. 5+ years in a leadership role.
  • Experience operating in unionized environments, interpreting contract provisions, managing and conducting grievance hearings  and negotiating collective bargaining agreements.
  • Experience advising and influencing at senior levels
  • Experience working in a global, matrixed organization to resolve issues and implement sustainable solutions.
  • Experience managing a portfolio of projects and multiple priorities.
  • Experience navigating complex, high-pressure situations while maintaining composure and good judgment.
  • Experience working in creative, technology and/or entertainment businesses strongly preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of labor laws and regulations, with an understanding of HR practices.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Some travel may be required

US COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these states. If you reside outside of these locations, a recruiter will advise on the base salary range and benefits for your specific location.

EA has listed the base salary ranges it in good faith expects to pay applicants for this role in the locations listed, as of the time of this posting. Salary offered will be determined based on numerous relevant business and candidate factors including, for example, education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, and business or organizational needs.

BASE SALARY RANGES

  • California (depending on location e.g. Los Angeles vs. Sacramento):

º $202,700 – $308,800 USD Annually

  • Washington (depending on location e.g. Seattle vs. Spokane):

º $191,100 – $281,600 USD Annually

Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including paid time off (3 weeks per year to start), 80 hours per year of sick time, 16 paid company holidays per year, 10 weeks paid time off to bond with baby, medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, and 401(k) to regular full-time employees. Certain roles may also be eligible for bonus and equity

About Electronic Arts

Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.

We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. 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 characteristic protected by law. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

To apply for this job please visit ea.gr8people.com.