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People Relations Investigator

Multiple Locations: Redwood City, CA, USA • Orlando, FL, USA • Austin, TX, USA

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Requisition Number: 182955

Position Title: People Practices Manager

External Description:

People Relations Investigator

EA

Redwood City, CA, US

Most companies call it Employee Relations. At Electronic Arts we made the deliberate decision to brand our department People Relations. This centralized and remote group of professionals serves as an impartial, internal resource to review and address employee concerns to ensure alignment with EA’s policies and commitment to provide an ethical and inclusive work environment. We are looking for a People Relations investigation expert to support our North American region, who excels at navigating complex concerns of retaliation, discrimination, bullying, harassment, and other workplace conflicts. You must have a desire to provide a positive employee experience during investigations and facilitate successful workplace restoration.

This is a 6-month assignment

Responsibilities

  • Promptly, objectively, and thoroughly investigate and resolve sensitive employee concerns and escalated conflicts.
  • Maintain trust in PR’s process by upholding confidentiality, ensuring employees feel heard, providing appropriate follow up, and setting clear expectations with employees on the scope and purpose of the investigation.
  • Analyze witness accounts and documentary evidence, update team case management system, maintain accurate notes, prepare in-depth case reports, and draft executive summaries.
  • Partner with EA’s Legal department and People Experience (HR) throughout the investigative process and share case insights and recommendations for resolution that incorporate local legislation/regulations, company policies, and EA values.
  • Advise People Experience partners on interventions to address workplace concerns, de-escalate conflict, and create customized workplace restoration strategies following an investigation to provide lasting resolution.
  • Identify case trends and work with the People & Policy Excellence team on proactive policy implementation that manages risk and reflects company culture.
  • Prepare and facilitate training and other consultative materials to enhance employee relations skill set among People Experience partners and People Managers.
  • Recommend process enhancements to increase PR efficacy and support the continued creation of best-in-class COE.

Required Qualifications

  • You have experience conducting investigations related to allegations of discrimination, harassment and retaliation and other policy violations.
  • You have advanced writing and communication skills with experience issue spotting, preparing investigation reports, and providing constructive feedback.
  • You have expertise with difficult conversations, including maintaining composure and demonstrating empathy while achieving productive resolution.
  • You are proficient using data to identify insights that guide action.
  • You are able to navigate ambiguity, implement solutions and maintain effective relationships with multiple stakeholders at all stages of the investigation process.
  • You have enthusiasm and interest in participating in the continued building of newer COE.
  • You have a genuine desire to provide and promote a fair and positive experience and inclusive culture.
  • Experience preparing position statements or other legal documents is beneficial.

Other qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • 5+ years of experience investigating and/or advising on complex employment law-related matters.
  • Experience supporting multiple sites is beneficial.
  • Knowledge and application of relevant HR best practices, employment law standards and workplace investigative protocols.
  • Occasional 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 $122,400 - $176,300 USD Annually

  • New York (depending on location e.g. Manhattan vs. Buffalo):

      º $115,700 - $176,300 USD Annually

  • Jersey City, NJ :

      º $142,000 - $176,300 USD Annually

  • Colorado (depending on location e.g. Denver vs. Colorado Springs):

      º $131,000 - $174,800 USD Annually

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

      º $115,700 - $163,100 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, medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, and 401(k) to temporary full-time employees scheduled to work full time.

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We are a global team of creators, storytellers, technologists, experience originators, innovators and so much more. We believe amazing games and experiences start with teams as diverse as the players and communities we serve. At Electronic Arts, the only limit is your imagination.

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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.

Days Open: 55

Can this position be remote?: 1

EEO Employer Verbiage:

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.

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