We are an award winning digital product studio with over 250 people in 5 different studios across the globe (London, Malmö, New York, Lisbon and Tokyo). 

For 17 years we have been helping our clients grow by creating innovative, engaging and beautiful digital products that evoke an emotional response. Humans are at the heart of everything we create and our processes and culture reflect this. 

The projects we undertake vary from highly strategic discovery work to large-scale build projects and everything in between. Our clients include: The Body Coach, Google, The Co-op, Blackrock, Christie’s auction house, and many more. Check out our documentary about the incredibly transformative journey we’ve taken The Body Coach on. 

We’re looking for an experienced People Partner to support our Malmo studio. Our ideal candidate will have experience in the Design/Technology/Product industry and a strong Swedish specific HR generalist background who is passionate about, and skilled at, creating working environments, being the trusted advisor where people feel listened to and can do their best work in a high performing, fast paced environment and caring culture. 


We have a wonderful studio in central Malmö which is very close to station Triangeln. We have one universal studio day a week but lots of the ustwobies work from the studio 2-3 times a week. We would expect that you would live in a commutable distance to the studio and if you are based in Copenhagen then we also offer a competitive commuter bonus in addition to your salary to account for the difference in living costs.
Alternatively, if you are based elsewhere and are interested in relocation we would be open to discussing this opportunity, please make it known on your application. 

The Role

Turning insights into action: Work with leadership on the interpretation of engagement data for the Malmo studio and ensure its effective communication. Advise and coordinate strategic initiatives based on findings in order to continue to build a first class people experience. 

Include: Be a leading voice for diversity and inclusion initiatives by being part of the local and global committees. Advocate best practice to ensure people of all backgrounds, physical abilities, socio-economic standing, genders, ethnicities, race, sexual preferences, religion and ages can deliver exceptional work and have a sense of belonging. You will lead the annual gender pay reporting. 

Comply: Working closely with the People Operations Assistant, you will be responsible for ensuring internal Malmo data, across SAGE, Greenhouse and our server is maintained. You will ensure accuracy to inform HR and business decisions. You will also be responsible for external compliance across local labour regulations, GDPR, Immigration matters, B’Corp, insurances, taxes and formal reporting (e.g. gender pay gap). 

Benefits & Pay: You will be the point of contact for our third party suppliers. You will maintain all local benefits and will be responsible for updating any legal changes and also recommending any changes to our benefits to ensure we are an employer of choice. 

Growth and development: You will champion the performance culture of your local studio. Ensuring all individuals are given the opportunity to give and receive regular feedback as well as have access to training to aid personal growth. You will be the guardian of the the performance rituals for your studio and will advise managers and ustwobies on best practice. 

Health and Safety: You will be responsible for compliance to local health and safety regulations and maintenance. 

Who you might be

  • Have experience of working standalone but enjoy being part of a wider HR community.
  • You’re always looking for ways to improve the employee experience in line with business goals and values and have introduced new approaches based on your own research and insights. 
  • You are aware of current trends, tools and workplace practices to ensure we proactively support people working to their potential. This can come in the form of engagement, recruitment, wellbeing and L&D tools but also an articulated position on other areas such as D&I and flexible working. 
  • You’ve partnered closely with Leadership to support the whole range of employee lifecycle milestones in depth, including talent acquisition. Proven ability handling complex ER cases. This experience should range from informal performance management, formal disciplinaries, capability process and redundancies. 
  • You are keen to understand and stay up to date on the landscape of demand for employees that are appealing to both agencies and product companies, and the implications to attract top talent. 
  • You’re operationally effective and will ensure that all policies and practices are legally compliant and forward thinking. 
  • You have an understanding and appreciation of HR tools and data metrics. Experience of Sage, Greenhouse, Culture Amp would be great 
  • You know how to prioritise your work and can adapt to change when required.
  • You build strong lasting relationships and are confident at managing senior stakeholders and navigating them through HR processes. 
  • You have a European and global mindset and are used to collaborating with international businesses and cultures. 
  • You are skilled at balancing the strategy and operational HR demands and can prioritise effectively. 
  • You are commercially astute. You are used to partnering with Finance to ensure People decisions and budgets have the right commercial rigour. 
  • You have managerial experience. 

As a certified B-Corp and an equal opportunity employer, we very much value diversity and inclusion. We believe diverse teams help us make better products and we actively hire for cultural growth. We seek people of all ages, stories and backgrounds.

Interested but think your experience doesn’t perfectly align with this job description? That’s ok. Research shows underrepresented groups in particular are less inclined to apply for jobs where they don’t meet 100% of the requirements listed. We’d still love to hear from you if you feel passionate about this role! We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our colleagues, clients, community, and the users of our products. We don’t have all the answers but we’re on a journey, and we are learning together. 

About ustwo

ustwo combines expertise in product and service development, ventures and gaming to make a meaningful impact on the challenges companies and individuals face in contemporary culture.

Over the years, we have been carving out a reputation in the space between digital product development and new experience design.

Our deep product development knowledge, our design heritage and our leadership at the edges of technology and culture, means we are capable of providing fresh creative and strategic direction on genuinely new experiences, as well as deep technical expertise on implementation - never disconnecting strategy from implementation.

This combination of capabilities is rare and valuable, particularly in a market that’s seeing ever-increasing convergence of entertainment, gaming, content, commerce, and platforms.

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