Manager, Human Resources

New York, NY
Full Time
Requisition ID: 168315BR

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HBO is looking for a Human Resources professional to partner and manage assigned business groups on various HR related matters. Proactively engage managers and employees on all issues related to employee relations, performance management, organizational design, leadership development, compensation administration, and retention of talent. Responsible for delivery of high caliber service and solutions to both management and employees that reflect the business objectives of HBO.

  • Coach and counsel employees and managers on performance management issues (disciplinary actions, terminations, and performance reviews), career development, and conflict management.
  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues. Conduct effective, thorough and objective investigations and recommend/implement courses of action based on results. Analyze and address root causes.
  • Provide guidance and input on organizational related issues such as restructures and reorganizations, workforce planning, team efficiencies, succession planning, and existing talent pool.
  • Support and direct promotions, salary adjustments, headcount planning, and terminations.
  • Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, increase productivity and retention.
  • Review and analyze metrics and trends to align with HBO’s strategy and values.
  • Foster close partnership and collaboration with all HR partners: Talent Acquisition, Compensation, Benefits and Organizational Effectiveness teams.
  • Provide and ensure compliance of HR policy and practices.

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least 5 years progressive employee relations experience.
  • Must be effective at partnering and influencing management with proven ability to maintain strong client relationships and function as a business partner with all levels of clients.
  • Competency in conflict resolution, performance management, compensation administration, and a strong knowledge of current employment laws and practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to professionally handle policy and people related escalations and employee relations scenarios.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to communicate and implement complex policies, processes and programs within and across the company.
  • Must be comfortable and effective working in a collaborative culture with the flexibility to pivot on evolving priorities.
  • Working knowledge of the media business is highly desirable.


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong problem-solving, organizational and facilitation skills and the ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Sound judgment, business acumen, influencing skills, and the experience and confidence to effectively address sensitive HR issues.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, execute, and follow-up in a timely manner.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated competency with spreadsheet reporting and Microsoft suite required.
  • Knowledge of HR Database and Org Chart tools is highly preferred.


America's most successful premium television company, Home Box Office delivers two 24-hour pay television services—HBO®and Cinemax®. HBO continues to take advantage of the latest technological innovations with advancements that include the availability of HBO programming online though HBO GOSM and MAX GOSM, as well as HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand® in HD. Just as HBO is a company noted for its commitment to excellence in the products and services it delivers to consumers, it makes the extra effort to create a work environment in which fairness, equity, trust, and individual responsibility are valued. HBO is committed to retaining and recruiting skilled and motivated employees, placing a priority on qualified team players who contribute to the diversity of their workforce. HBO offers competitive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, a matched 401(k) plan, flexible spending, a commuter benefit program and tuition reimbursement.

HBO is an equal employment opportunity employer. HBO does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. HBO also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.