Human Resources Manager
The Human Resources Manager will develop and implement human resources strategies and policies for the staff members in the firm?s Silicon Valley office and will serve as a key member of the Silicon Valley management team. The Human Resources Manager will maintain an effective program of compliance with state and federal laws and regulations related to human resources and will model FIRM?s high client service standards and core values. The Human Resources Manager will report to the Silicon Valley Office Administrator with a dotted line to the Chief Human Resources Officer and will manage a team of 25 legal secretaries.
The Human Resources Manager will:
Manage secretarial staff, word processing and related services for Silicon Valley attorneys.
Anticipate and respond to employee relations issues, including policy distribution and interpretation, counseling and disciplinary issues.
Coordinate daily secretarial workflow.
Work closely with firm-wide human resources to ensure that policies are followed and employee relations issues are addressed in a timely and appropriate manner.
Prepare and process daily human resources paperwork.
Create and implement training and development programs, including cross-training and support training for the legal secretarial team.
Recruit, interview and make hiring recommendations for all non-attorney staff positions. Collaborate with the Office Administrator and Paralegal manager to ensure appropriate legal secretarial and paralegal hiring.
Conduct thorough new hire orientations for staff and benefits orientations for all new employees.
Administer attorney and staff Leaves of Absence, Workers Compensation claims and all other issues related to benefits
A minimum of five to ten years of human resources experience with a law firm.
Strong leadership, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
A proactive approach and the ability to work "hands-on."
Strong strategic thinking, decision-making and problem-solving skills.
Outstanding oral and written communication skills coupled with the ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in solving personnel issues.
Proven skills managing professional and non-exempt staff.
Familiarity with state and federal employment laws.
Ability to multi-task in a complex and fast-paced work environment.
Proven record of delivering a high level of quality service.
Proficient in Word and Excel; PeopleSoft skills an advantage.
Please contact Cherice Villasana, Director