Our client a regional law firm is seeking an experienced Human Resources (HR) Manager to assist with and/or manage, as needed, HR issues for four offices across the United States. The HR Manager would be based in the firm’s Washington, DC office.
The HR Manager brings enthusiasm and commitment to our mission and values, demonstrating trust, leadership, service and courage—serving as an integral part of the leadership team. The HR Manager provides guidance regarding essential human resource strategies and functions related to recruiting and hiring, employee relations and management, mentoring, benefits, HIPAA Compliance and health and safety.
The HR Manager's functions may include, but may not necessarily be limited to, some or all of the following:
Recruitment and Hiring
Manages full cycle recruitment process from applicant tracking through onboarding for certain positions, including assisting in interview and selection process and conducting pre-hire activities like background and reference checks for applicants and interns.
Provides advice to all offices regarding compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and fair hiring practices.
Researches, recommends, and implements new recruitment strategies to attract diverse candidates to meet organizational goals and requirements.
Collaborates with firm partners to align recruitment, hiring, and onboarding process to organizational culture and needs; assists partners in developing equal employment opportunities and diversity initiatives.
Helps to promote a supportive and inclusive work environment.
Collaborates with supervisors on complex matters -- retention, performance management, conflict resolution, discipline, separation, termination and advises on appropriate documentation.
Responds to sensitive employee relations issues; reports issues to appropriate firm management members; collaborates with relevant members to solve problems; works with partners to address organization-wide effects.
Advises partners on legal implications of human resource issues related to discipline and employee concerns; advises regarding discipline; guides termination process.
Recommends ways to improve staff utilization.
Conducts exit interviews and periodic employee trainings and meetings.
Benefits, Payroll, HIPAA, Disability
Monitors payroll practices and systems; evaluates efficiencies and costs.
Manages the process for employee leave and absences administration.
Oversees compliance with HIPAA requirements.
Ensures that each office is clear on disability leave.
Works with partners and firm supervisors to provide timely responses to employee concerns.
Leads and manages the implementation of policies and guidelines, management procedures, equal opportunity employment programs, and employee records and documentation policies.
Leads and evaluates performance management and work plan development.
Keeps the partners informed of significant problems that may hinder organizational goals.
Research and provide suggestions on how to improve outcomes related to organizational goals.
Supports organizational needs through staff development, engagement, and motivation.
Collaborates with partners on firm-wide processes of organizational development.
Assists partners in embedding firm's mission and values deeply throughout the organization.
Health and Safety
Maintains knowledge of current employment law; advises partners of compliance status.
Leads compliance with all reporting requirements including (but not limited to) those related to the Equal Employment Opportunity Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Department of Labor, Workers' Compensation, OSHA.
Directs the preparation of information requested or required for compliance with laws, and serves as the primary contact with government agencies related to employment and human resources issues.
Ability to take initiative, work independently, and manage multiple deadlines with minimal direction.
Strong emotional intelligence, interpersonal skills, and ability to build relationships with staff in multiple offices.
Exercises sound judgment, with ability to solve problems and make decisions, driven by reliable ethics and an understanding of the need to protect confidential information.
Commitment to supporting diverse workplaces, social justice, and helping others; personal alignment with firm's mission and values.
Ability to demonstrate objectivity, discernment, and patience when coaching staff through complex, difficult and charged issues.
Exceptional communication skills, verbal and written.
Experience using Microsoft products, HR databases and payroll systems.
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field.
Five years experience Human Resources management.
Knowledge of relevant employment laws, including compensation, leave, benefits, and other human resources concerns.
Certification by a recognized Human Resources credentialing organization (SHRM or HRCI), together with a commitment to maintain such certification; if not certified, will be required to obtain certification within six months of hire.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $85,000.00 - $100,000.00 per year
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance
- Monday to Friday
Supplemental pay types:
- Bonus pay
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Washington, DC 20036: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
- HR: 5 years (Required)
- Professional In Human Resources (Preferred)
Work Location: One location
- Health insurance