Our client, a highly successful intellectual property firm, is looking to recruit an HR Officer to join their London head office. The HR Officer will report into the HR Manager and will supervise one person. You will be responsible for day-to-day HR matters, as well as recruitment and retention to ensure the firm attracts and keeps highly talented people.
Key responsibilities for the HR Officer will include:
- Training: updating and arranging induction programmes, running HR induction sessions, sourcing appropriate internal and external training courses and training providers
- Formal and informal disciplinary and performance matters: providing advice, drafting correspondence, conducting investigations and attending formal meetings
- Policies: updating and developing new policies and procedures to improve current policies and procedures/replace informal practice
- HR projects: e.g. developing the people pages of new intranet
- HRIS: developing workflows on Cascade to improve efficiency
- Payroll: ensuring the input to and output from the payroll bureaus are accurate
- Managing absence: monitoring absence, recommending appropriate actions, holding informal and formal meetings with staff members who reach absence trigger points
- Starters and leavers: in addition to induction responsibilities, conducting new starter catch-ups. Carrying out exit interviews and highlighting key matters to the HR Manager, along with any recommendations for action. Administering the training cost repayment policy for departing fee earners
- Employees: responding to queries and providing advice and support to employees
- Partners and managers: responding to queries and providing advice on HR matters
- Involvement in team projects/tasks, including annual salary reviews, the discretionary bonus process and the appraisal process
- Managing recruitment campaigns from start to finish - including developing job descriptions and person specifications, preparing advertisements, sourcing candidates e.g. through LinkedIn, liaising with recruitment consultants, shortlisting and participating in the interviewing and selection of candidates, ensuring the efficient administration and documentation of the recruitment process, generating contracts and keeping in touch with candidates between their acceptance of an offer and starting work with the firm
- Managing employer branding, including updating the careers section of website, writing articles for directories and maintaining recruitment collateral
The ideal candidate for the HR Officer role will ideally be CIPD qualified and of graduate calibre. You must have strong HR experience, ideally from a legal or professional services environment. You will have up to date employment law knowledge, excellent organisational skills, confidentiality and HRIS experience (ideally Cascade). You will be a team player and equally able to manage your own workload effectively. If you meet the above criteria, then please contact Ryder Reid for immediate consideration.