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Employee Relations Manager

We’re creating better, more empathetic workplaces.

We’re growing rapidly and are searching for a Manager, Employee Relations who will collaborate with managers, team members, internal stakeholders, and senior business leaders to resolve employee relations matters through investigation, coaching, and counseling. As the subject matter expert in Employee Relations, you’ll work closely with HR leadership, HR Business Partners, and other internal stakeholders, including Legal, IT, and Compliance, to resolve complex problems with empathy and consistency.  Sound good to you? Join us. 

What you’ll do as a Employee Relations Manager:

  • Build an Employee Relations Center of Excellence (COE) at DraftKings.

  • Recruit, train, and lead a small Employee Relations Team to support the rapidly growing business.

  • Consult with managers and employees about various employment-related issues, including workplace conflict, disciplinary action, leave of absence, and policy interpretation.

  • You’ll autonomously handle concerns with employee performance, including creating effective performance improvement plans, assisting the manager and employee through the duration of the plan, and bringing the situation to a successful resolution.

  • Conduct timely and thorough investigations into complex claims that include but are not limited to allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, etc.

  • Manage employee dismissals while minimizing risk; understand and apply overall risk mitigation techniques for the organization.

  • Develop and sustain strong relationships with managers to enable the ability to resolve matters within supported business areas quickly.

  • Conduct climate assessments within business units to diagnose workplace issues, identify areas of opportunities, and develop recommendations to improve the overall work climate.

  • Provide ongoing support, training, and coaching in Employee Relations best practices and corporate standards to the global HR team. 

  • Help create and implement streamlined processes for handling all Employee Relations issues across the enterprise.

What you’ll bring:   

  • Ideally, you have 7+ years of experience in an Employee Relations role, including management experience.

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in human resource management or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal, counseling, and negotiation skills.

  • You also have expert knowledge of employment laws and best practices.

  • Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply the appropriate sections of applicable laws, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, and policies.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • PHR or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)/(SHRM-CP) credential preferred.

Who are we a good fit for? 

We love working with talented people but more than that, we seek out compassionate co-workers with a collaborative spirit. Our work moves quickly and we’re great at coming together to find creative solutions to some of tech’s most interesting problems. If that sounds good to you, join us. 

We are DraftKings.

We’re inspired by our shared passion for developing creative solutions to complex challenges and empowering the people around us to do their best work. We are industry leaders in the digital entertainment and technology space propelled by constant curiosity and diverse perspectives.

Our teams are fueled by innovation. We are looking ahead, building what’s next, and continuously reinventing the industry. We’re a publicly traded (NASDAQ: DKNG) technology company headquartered in Boston, with teams around the world and an expanding global presence.

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We strive to create a place where all feel safe, empowered, engaged, championed, and inspired. DraftKings is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This means we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind and are committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of your gender identity, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or status as an individual with a disability.

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As a regulated gaming company, you may be required to obtain a gaming license issued by the appropriate state agency as a condition of employment.

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