Employee Relations Specialist
We’re defining what it means to build and deliver the most extraordinary sports and entertainment experiences. Our global team is trailblazing new markets, developing cutting-edge products, and shaping the future of responsible gaming.
Here, “impossible” isn’t part of our vocabulary. You’ll face some of the toughest but most rewarding challenges of your career. They’re worth it. Channeling your inner grit will accelerate your growth, help us win as a team, and create unforgettable moments for our customers.
The Crown Is Yours
DraftKings is searching for an Employee Relations Specialist to support our on-site casino and retail locations across the U.S.. In this role you 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 for our retail locations, travel will be required for this role. You will work closely with HR Business Partners, and other internal stakeholders including Legal, IT, and Compliance to resolve complex problems with empathy and consistency.
What you’ll do as an Employee Relations Specialist
Consult with managers and employees about various employment-related issues, including workplace conflict, disciplinary action, leave of absence, and policy interpretation.
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.
Assist employees with workplace accommodations and provide guidance for leaves in partnership with the Benefits team.
Develop and sustain strong relationships with managers to enable the ability to quickly resolve matters within supported business areas.
Conduct climate assessments within business units to diagnose workplace issues, identify areas of opportunities, and develop recommendations to improve the overall work climate.
Build your business acumen and assess current ER practices that impact the businesses you support and suggest areas for improvement and implement necessary changes.
What you’ll bring
5+ years of experience in an Employee Relations role.
Ability to travel approximately 50% of the time.
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.
Bachelor's degree, preferably in human resource management or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
PHR or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)/(SHRM-CP) credential preferred.
Join Our Team
We’re a publicly traded (NASDAQ: DKNG) technology company headquartered in Boston. 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. Don’t worry, we’ll guide you through the process if this is relevant to your role.The US base salary range for this full-time position is $92,000.00 - $138,000.00, plus bonus, equity, and benefits as applicable. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range and how that was determined during the hiring process.