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Employment Compliance Specialist

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Activision Blizzard, Inc. is the world’s largest interactive entertainment company, with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, Destiny, Skylanders®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™, and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Everything we do starts with our talent, their inspired creativity, and our commitment to excellence. We’re passionate about building big, immersive, story-filled worlds our audiences love to spend time in. Employees describe Activision Blizzard as an “epic” environment that’s “100% nerd without any restraint,” but we think our CEO, Bobby Kotick, says it best: “Our purpose is to make every day more fun. If you can’t be a great place to work when your mission is that, who can?” More information about Activision Blizzard and its products and services can be found on the company’s website, www.activisionblizzard.com


The Employment Compliance Specialist handles the vetting of new and prospective candidates, may perform reference checks, validates information provided by applicants, and uses research methodologies as the basis for timely and accurate decisions to approve or decline applications.  We are looking for individuals who pride themselves on their information-finding abilities on the internet and on social media.


·         Fraud compliance review of employment applications, information provided by applicants for employment purposes, and resumes for consistency in representation

·         Work with other departments, including senior managers and legal counsel, to ensure process compliance

·         Research common social media sites (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook)

·         Research using search engines (e.g., Google)

·         Confirm and validate reference information, as needed

·         Document results of findings and communicate recommendations to the program manager and director

·         Work with Talent Acquisition and Human Resources teams to assist with resolving discrepancies

·         Produce daily performance reports working with the compliance team

·         Track errors identified during the background screening process

·         Provide regular progress reports to management

·         Manage the escalation process of issues that arise

·         Other duties as assigned



·         Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.

·         1-2 years of investigative, application evaluation, consumer credit, underwriting, or analytical experience.

·         Ability to work under deadlines (experience in production environment a plus)

·         Familiarity with Taleo and Workday Applicant Tracking Systems a plus

·         Excellent research skills (Investigative research or paralegal experience a plus)

·         Knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, and Excel

·         Strong familiarity with the internet and Boolean searches

·         Strong analytical skills

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·         High discretion and judgement skill is a must


Santa Monica HQ is the nerve center of both Activision Blizzard and Activision, where we bring together the multiple disciplines that drive our success including Marketing, PR, Sales, Supply Chain, and corporate functions such as HR, IT, Legal, Facilities, and Finance. Santa Monica is where the best ideas combine with unrivalled rigor to create the biggest and best entertainment franchises in the world.

* The video game industry and therefore our business are fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

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