Human Resources Manager

Hackensack, NJ 07601

Job Type: Human Resources Job Number: 7013 Salary Range: $90,000- $100,000

Job Description

Overview: Our reputable law firm client, with multiple regional office locations, is seeking a qualified and experienced Human Resources Manager to oversee Firmwide human resource functions. This pivotal role involves resource planning, recruitment, performance evaluations, disciplinary procedures, benefits management, and employee relations. If you are a seasoned HR professional with law firm experience, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Managerial Support:
    • Provide managerial and administrative support to the Chief Human Resources Officer.
    • Continuously evaluate current Firm policies and procedures, making recommendations for improvement.

  2. Recruitment and Hiring:
    • Lead Firmwide recruiting, hiring, development, and retention programs in compliance with state/federal regulations and employment law practices.
    • Determine staffing needs, maintaining benchmarked staffing ratios and trends.

  3. Staff Oversight:
    • Oversee non-exempt personnel, including administrative assistants and clerical staff, ensuring Firm expectations are met.

  4. Employee Relations:
    • Oversee employee relations and resolution of employment conflicts.

  5. Leave of Absence:
    • Work with Firm personnel to ensure compliance in handling requests for leaves of absence.

  6. Benefits Coordination:
    • Coordinate with Chief Human Resources Officer and Payroll and Benefits Coordinator on all Firm benefit plans, including 401(k)/Profit Sharing Plan.

  7. Job Descriptions:
    • Ensure the Firm has updated standard job descriptions for support staff and conduct timely reviews.

  8. Communication and Reporting:
    • Keep Firm Managing Partners and Chief Human Resources Officer informed of HR matters.
    • Assist with reports and financial analysis as requested.
    • Assist with the integration of new attorneys.

  9. Additional Responsibilities:
    • Undertake additional responsibilities as assigned by the Chief Human Resources Officer or Firm Managing Partners.

  • Bachelor's degree in human resource management or related field; prior law firm experience, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, or PHR certification is a plus.
  • Approximately 4+ years of progressively responsible work experience in legal or other professional service organizations.
  • Strong analytical skills to identify and analyze complex issues, with the ability to recommend and implement solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with partners, attorneys, and staff.
  • Broad knowledge of law firm services, policies, and procedures.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of computer software, including Microsoft Office.

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