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Human Resources Manager

Jones Day- Branch Office

180  Attorneys; 90 Staff

Reports to:          Office Administrator

LOCATION:          77 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 3500
EDUCATION:      Four-year college degree.

EXPERIENCE:    Minimum five years human resources experience in a business environment, with preferably a minimum of two of those years in a legal environment.
DESCRIPTION:   he Human Resources Manager manages human resources services, systems and activities for the Firm in its Chicago office. The Manager will oversee the employee record-keeping process; coordinating staff recruiting; coordinating the employee counseling and disciplinary processes; promoting employee welfare; benefits enrollment; employee performance evaluation, monitoring and counseling; conducting the new employee orientation and departing employee meetings. The Manager will foster an environment of teamwork and will supervise the day-to-day operation of the Human Resources department, including supervising the duties of the Human Resources Assistant.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:  http://www.jonesdaycareers.com

Posted: March 5, 2019


Human Resources Manager

Goldberg Kohn.- Main Office

80  Attorneys; 60 Staff

Reports to:          Chief Operating Officer

LOCATION:          Chicago, Illinois 
EDUCATION:      Bachelor degree in Human Resources or Business.

EXPERIENCE:    Approximately five years of applicable work experience to gain the expertise needed to manage complex human resources and recruiting functions. • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints. • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with a diverse group of attorneys, staff, and clients and provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact while maintaining strict confidentiality.

DESCRIPTION:   Goldberg Kohn is seeking a Human Resources Manager to development and implement initiatives that support the firm's ongoing efforts to strengthen its culture to attract and retain superb talent.  The Human Resources Manager is responsible for the talent management, benefits administration, and recruiting functions and exercises discretion and independent judgment while working under the general supervision of the Chief Operating Officer.

Essential Duties:  • Partner with firm leadership in creating and implementing talent, benefit, and recruiting initiatives that support the firm’s business goals. • Manage the Human Resources Department including assigning and supervising projects; evaluating and monitoring department performance and responsibilities; and mentoring and developing the staff members' professional development and growth. • Oversees staff and attorney recruiting and onboarding. • Counsels staff who are not meeting firm standards and discusses improvement methods; coaches attorneys’ and supervisors through progressive discipline with individuals. • Manage the annual performance evaluation program for staff and associates.
• Administers annual wage and salary review of support staff and conduct compensation market analysis. • Develops and maintains human resource-related statistical reports; analyzes trends, and makes   recommendations based on these trends. • Responds to employee relation claims, worker compensation claims and unemployment claims.

About Goldberg Kohn:  Goldberg Kohn is an established law firm recognized for its expertise and work on behalf of clients across the country and around the world. Our successful record against the largest and best-known firms has been achieved through a work ethic and culture that emphasizes personal commitment and integrity, creativity, cooperative effort, and group achievement. Goldberg Kohn is an Equal Opportunity Employer; disability/veteran.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:  humanresources@goldbergkohn.com

Posted: March 1, 2019


Staff Recruiter

Vedder Price P.C.- Main Office

200  Attorneys;300 Staff

Reports to:          Human Resource Manager

LOCATION:          222 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400 Chicago, Illinois  60601
EDUCATION:     A Bachelor's degree preferred

EXPERIENCE:    Minimum of 3 years

DESCRIPTION:   Vedder Price’s Chicago office is looking for an energetic, enthusiastic team-oriented Staff Recruiter with a minimum of 3 years of recruiting.  This person will be responsible for recruiting non-attorney staff for all our 7 offices.  This position works in coordination with the HR team and reports to the HR Manager.   As the Staff Recruiter your job duties will include but not limited to: • Handles all administrative staff and paralegal full-cycle recruitment from initial point of contact with candidate to offer letter.
• Screens, interviews, and hires exempt and non-exempt support staff candidates. • Presents hiring managers with qualified candidates sourced through Internet recruitment, outside agencies, employee referrals, industry-specific publications, newspapers, and various community organizations. • Establishes relations and negotiates contracts with employment agencies. • Negotiates salaries and prepares offer letter. • Administers pre-employment tests, background checks and reference checks. • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills & Competencies:  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.  • Strong attention to detail. • Ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects simultaneously. • Ability to work effectively with limited supervision in a team environment. • Ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines. • Exercises independent judgement in the performance of daily tasks.  Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree preferred. • Strong working knowledge of full recruiting process and sourcing candidates. Computer Skills: • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint &Outlook). • Working knowledge of HRIS systems is a plus, experience with UltiPro preferable. • Working knowledge of document management systems required, experience with iManage preferable.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO: Vedder Price Recruiting  222 North LaSalle Street  Suite 2600  Chicago, Illinois 60601  or Fax: 1 (312) 609 5005  .  Via email :  recruiting@vedderprice.com

Posted: February 25,, 2019


Regional Legal Recruiting Manager

Seyfarth Shaw- Main Office

400  Attorneys; 800 Staff

Reports to:          National Director of Legal Recruiting

LOCATION:          233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 8000
EDUCATION:     A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of seven years of law firm recruiting experience

EXPERIENCE:    Qualifications viRecruit, WorkDay or other applicant tracking system experience is required. A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of seven years of law firm recruiting experience. Flexibility to adjust hours and travel (approximately 30% per year) is required.
Previous supervisory experience strongly desired.

DESCRIPTION:   Seyfarth Shaw has an exciting opportunity for an experienced recruiting professional to help implement the recruiting strategy as part of a broader investment the Firm is making in its recruiting, professional development and talent management functions.  Seyfarth Shaw has more than 900 attorneys in the U.S., London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Sydney and serves as a national platform and an international gateway to serve the changing business and legal needs in litigation, employment, corporate, real estate and employee benefits. Job Description: The Regional Legal Recruiting Manager will oversee recruiting and hiring for all entry-level, lateral, and partner level attorneys in Chicago and Houston.  This position works directly with the recruiting team, department chairs, office managing partners and hiring partners.  The Ideal Candidate Will: Manage the full cycle recruiting process by fostering/building relationships with key stakeholders in the Firm Source attorney candidates effectively using a wide variety of methods including job postings, internal referral program, websites, networks, diversity organizations, career services offices and search firms Work with talent development and department/practice group heads to help determine staffing needs. Strong knowledge and professional relationships in local legal city groups and other organizations related to the legal industry. Possess the ability to analyze recruiting trends and implement strategies to best directly source lateral candidates. Oversee the Summer Fellow Program by working with the recruiting coordinators and other team members. Supervise and mentor other recruiting team members. Collaborate with the recruiting team, talent development team, diversity action team, office administrators and other administrative departments to further firm-wide initiatives and promote best practices
Collaborate on national projects as necessary. Possess excellent analytical and creative problem solving skills, an ability to meet deadlines while handling multiple and shifting priorities and the ability to communicate effectively with others. Be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of responsibility and will be proactive and a self-starter.  Have demonstrated leadership ability that promotes an environment of collaboration, teamwork and a culture of high performance. Share and demonstrate Seyfarth Shaw’s core values of teamwork, client service, innovation, excellence and commitment.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:  https://www.seyfarth.com/Staff

Posted: January 22, 2019