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Human Resources Business Manager/HR Business Partner #30125

Human Resources Business Manager/HR Business Partner

Salary: $130K - $145K

7+ years of experience as an HR Business Partner, HR Generalist, or related role, preferably in a law firm, and 5+ years of experience managing others required

A law firm is hiring a high-touch, service-oriented Human Resources Business Manager/HR Business Partner to join its Professional Staff Human Resources team. This role will provide practice and section managers as well as paralegal managers and other assigned internal business groups with a wide range of dedicated HR support. Apply to work alongside the firm’s section, practice, and administrative managers to maximize business results by driving employee engagement and motivation. 


  • Human Resources Business Manager/HR Business Partner will support the firm’s section managers, practice managers, paralegal managers, and other assigned internal business group managers with performance management, policy interpretation, employee relations issues, and professional development
  • Proactively liaise with assigned internal managers to develop trust and strong/ productive working relationships; become known as the “go-to” person for all areas of human resources
  • In coordination with the business managers and the Director of Human Resources, provide guidance on employee relations matters, including performance issues, flexible work arrangements, and leaves of absence
  • Demonstrate flexibility in supporting assigned internal client groups as business and HR priorities change
  • Support the annual paralegal and professional staff performance review process, including facilitating the use of evaluation software (viDesktop), and ensuring timely completion of reviews
  • Draft performance improvement plans and memos
  • Participate in performance management and involuntary departure meetings
  • Collaborate with Director of Human Resources to coordinate professional staff training programs, particularly for managers
  • Maintain paper and electronic files in compliance with current firm policies
  • Proactively participate in training opportunities to advance skill levels and remain current with trends in HR and changes in employment law


  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • 7+ years of experience as an HR Business Partner, HR Generalist or related role, preferably in a law firm, and 5+ years managing others 
  •  Experience managing and/or supporting paralegals is a plus
  • Excellent technical skills, including proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). 
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to manipulate, analyze and interpret data
  • High level of integrity and honesty
  • Experience guiding/managing employee relations and job performance issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to execute through to completion
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle highly confidential matters with discretion
  • Creative and logical problem-solving skills and reasoning ability
  • Ability to work under pressure, successfully manage competing demands, and meet various deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to professionally interact and collaborate with colleagues at all levels
  • Experience with performance review applications, particularly viDesktop/viEval, preferred

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