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HR Specialist (PH)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 774456BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Studios Date posted Feb. 19, 2021

Job Summary:

The HR Business Specialist serves as a sounding board and provides advice to employees/clients on the appropriate interpretation and application of HR policies, processes and practices. Ability to take ambiguous situations and provide clarity. They work with functional subject matter experts, team members, and leaders to complete tasks. They are also the main point of service contact for client related questions and business issues including but not limited to HR policies, processes, leaves of absence, corrective actions and staffing needs involving hiring approvals and position management. This role is expected to assess, prioritize and act on client requests as needed and communicate needs that require additional support to the appropriate source. (e.g. Employee Relations, Compensation, Organization Management, Talent Acquisition, Global HR Operations).


  • Provide high-quality, timely and professional client service and follow through to ensure appropriate action was taken
  • In partnership with MA’s finance and operations team, update and manage the day to day workforce data and information to ensure OH budget is on target. In partnership with HR Operations, support on-boarding related activities with a focus on coaching managers with the onboarding plans and strategy for integration (i.e. new manager assimilation needs, key talent information)
  • In partnership with HR Operations, coordinate off-boarding related activities with a focus on conducting exit interviews, sensitive separations, etc.
  • Ability to provide clarity in ambiguous situations
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships across the client group and cross-functional HR partners
  • Assist in advising/providing guidance in the administration of HR related policies and procedures e.g.
    • Position Management
    • Proactive problem solver
    • Ability to be a step ahead of the client needs
    • Maintain accurate org charts for client areas (where applicable as this is sometimes done by the business)
    • Administration of local recognition programs and employee development offerings such as Lunch & Learns (as needed and/or when sponsored by HR)
    • Provides information to leaders and HRBP’s in the development of talent solutions such as resources for career development and learning opportunities or job descriptions for hiring
    • Proactively document, maintain, and organize area practices and protocols related to HR policy administration and standards
    • Stay current on changes to HR policies and processes, and communicate changes to appropriate audiences
    • Reports and or creates presentations that discuss the findings of a research project

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Demonstrates business orientation and acumen
  • Strong service orientation
  • Strong interpersonal skills demonstrated at all levels, including executive level
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Approachable style; ability to connect with employees and establish rapport
  • Proven ability to work with confidential information
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, highly ambiguous environment; flexible and adaptable
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Power-point, Outlook; SAP and the Internet

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1-3 years’ experience in an HR or PL client facing professional role
  • Experience with Visio, Excel, tableau

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

About The Walt Disney Studios:

For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!. Ours is a culture of innovation, inspiration and collaboration that brings together visionary artists, gifted technologists and savvy business minds to conjure up magical entertainment experiences for a global audience.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Pictures, which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Studios.

Walt Disney Pictures is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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