Legal Personnel Manager

For the NYC Office of a Very Prestigious Law Firm

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the onboarding process for new legal staff hires, including leading orientation sessions for new hires;
  • Work closely with Director on various initiatives and programs addressing associate feedback, partner and associate engagement, work life balance and associate retention;
  • Participate in bi-weekly meetings between the Managing Partners and Legal Personnel team to discuss associate matters, associate engagement and policy enhancements;
  • Conduct exit interviews with associates departing the Firm and take ownership of compiling the themes of feedback and initiatives; consult with the Office of the General Counsel regarding employee relations, various associate matters and policies;
  • Alongside the Financial Planning & Analysis group, manage all aspects Associate year-end compensation process, including special bonuses.

Qualifications include:

  • 5+ years of related experience in professional service industry firm; 2+ years in a supervisory capacity preferred;
  • Ability to work and interact with attorneys at all levels and the ability to gain strong knowledge of the Firm, its culture, practices and policies;
  • String project management and communication skills;
  • Capable of solving problems and meeting deadlines;
  • Ability to deal discreetly with confidential information; possesses superior judgment;
  • Technical skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and human resources databases (including PeopleSoft).

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