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    Troutman Pepper is seeking a Human Resources Manager in their Philadelphia office.   Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter and salary requirements to PhiladelphiaStaffResumes@Troutman.com

     

    SUMMARY:  The Human Resources Manager is responsible for the delivery of all aspects of human resource management in the local office, ensuring that the lawyers have the appropriate level of trained legal support staff, including, but not limited to, Legal Practice Assistants and Paralegals, to meet their needs and the needs of the firm’s clients. From selection and onboarding through the entire employee lifecycle, this position takes a proactive role in building a collaborative culture that reflects firm objectives.  In addition, the Human Resources Manager is responsible for ensuring that human resource policies and procedures are followed while maintaining the firm’s business goals. 

      

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    • Provides leadership and direction to local legal support staff.
    • Works closely with the HR Recruiter on candidate selection for legal support staff to closely align with the needs and culture of the section and firm.
    • Manages and coordinates all new hire paperwork for all attorneys and staff.  Conducts New Hire Orientation for all new attorneys and staff.
    • Plans, directs and manages all aspects of legal support staff management including hiring, development, direct supervision and performance management.
    • Works closely with the firm-wide Benefits Department to provide information to lawyers and staff to ensure that benefit programs are administered in accordance with established procedure.
    • Conducts regular check-ins and touchpoints with legal support staff and attorneys, providing HR policy guidance and interpretation when appropriate (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, corrective action measures).
    • Works closely with management, attorneys and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention and thinks of creative ways to engage employees in team-building through community service and other initiatives.
    • Fosters relationships between legal support staff and administrative staff to identify workflow efficiencies and solve problems.
    • Fosters a safe, positive and satisfying work environment through the staff relations to maintain a positive, satisfying work environment.
    • Develops and coordinates employee relations and office training programs and events including social events, wellness events, new hire orientation, and other initiatives to support the business needs of the firm.
    • Assists with firm-wide projects as necessary.
    • Manages and coordinates all exit paperwork for departing attorneys and staff.  Conducts exit interviews with staff and ensures that established exit procedures are followed.
    • Assists the Office Administrator with budget process as well as any other projects assigned by the Office Administrator.
    • Maintains a positive attitude and growth mindset consistent with the firm’s philosophy.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

    • Must possess significant experience in direct people management and employee relations, as well as significant knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of Human Resource Management and of pertinent federal and state employment regulations.
    • Understanding of practice level technology is a plus.
    • Must possess strong supervisory skills as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Must have the ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with both lawyers and staff.
    • Must have the ability to relate to and influence individuals at all levels, internally and externally and build productive relationships.
    • Must be capable of identifying issues, developing creative and effective solutions and resolving conflict through acceptable and practical business solutions.
    • Must possess strong collaborative leadership and management skills with strong ability to work in a team environment.
    • Must possess a high level of flexibility and adaptability as well as the ability to manage and support change in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to effectively communicate and present information as well as respond to questions from lawyers, staff, clients and the general public.

     

    EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

    • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in experience and/or training with five or more years of progressive human resources management experience preferably within a legal/professional services environment.
    • SPHR, PHR or ALA designation will receive consideration, but not required.