Manager of HR / Talent Management - 12 month FTC

  • Job Reference: JO0000003106
  • Date Posted: 29 April 2022
  • Recruiter: Ryder Reid Legal
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: HR
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Exciting opportunity for a generalist HR professional to join a top US-headquartered global law firm as Manager, Talent Management to cover a 12 month contract.

The TM Manager is responsible for the Human Resources functions in the London office, including employee relations, staff recruiting, onboarding, benefits and workforce management. The role will also require advisory work as a business partner to the London Office Chair, the Director of Operations and firm Partners.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide guidance to attorneys and staff on employee relations and performance management issues (e.g., coaching, discipline, hiring, termination);
  • Support and administer the Firm's initiatives and operations at the local level, such as: business support staff training & development programs, performance assessments, onboarding processes, Parental Leave, and leave of absence;
  • Manage the reward and benefits administration for the London office, including monthly reporting and annual renewal processes;
  • Assist with annual salary reviews and compensation adjustments for staff in conjunction with the Managing Director of Talent Management and the Director of Business Operations;
  • Manage and oversee onboarding processes, including immigration, relocation, pre-employment screening, induction and orientation programs;
  • Partner with the Director of Business Operations in respect of business support staff hiring and CSS performance management;
  • Manage and assist with flexible working requests and changes to terms and conditions;
  • Carry out exit interviews and complete relevant analysis and recommendations;
  • Collate and analyse management information e.g. headcount data and provide reports;
  • Manage fixed term contracts, contract lawyers and paralegals;
  • Maintain accurate records and keep all HR systems up to date;
  • Assist Talent Management with secondments, Trainee Recruitment, Law Fairs, and Diversity & Inclusion initiatives;
  • Manage and supervise the TM Administrator and support the work of the TM Coordinators and build a strong and collaborative working relationships with Talent Management staff (in London and globally) and other business support professionals; and
  • Handle additional related projects as assigned.

In addition, the TM Manager will be expected to be degree-educated and have strong relevant experience. You must have experience of UK employment law; advanced ability to organize, prioritize, coordinate, and work as part of a team; excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to meet deadlines and provide results while supporting Firm policy and procedures.