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Associate Director of Human Resources

Houston, TX

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King & Spalding is a leading global law firm with a commitment to excellence, innovation, and the seamless delivery of legal services. We harness innovative technology and exceptional talent to meet the complex needs of our clients in a fast-paced and dynamic legal landscape.

We are seeking an Associate Director of Human Resources ("AD") to join our team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implementation and administration of the firm’s human resource policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Leads, coaches, and develops the Human Resources team, who support the Houston, Austin, Dallas, and Chicago offices’ personnel.
  • Leads by example and promotes a positive work environment that encourages teamwork and personal development.
  • Manages the Business Services team performance reviews and compensation cycles with input from the Director of HR and the CHRO.
  • Manages the recruiting process for Business Services (non-lawyer personnel), working with recruiting team and agencies in the full life cycle of recruitment efforts.
  • Manages contracts with vendors, including the fee structure for temporary and permanent placements, and actively liaises with employment agencies.
  • Oversees the background and reference check processes for applicants being considered for employment.
  • Manages the onboarding and off-boarding processes for lateral partners, attorneys and Business Services staff.
  • Ensures consistency with employment policies and legal compliance including ADA, FMLA, wage and hour, Visa, and Immigration laws.
  • Provides guidance on the legal aspects of hiring, including INS regulations, reference checking, screening of resumes, and preliminary interviews.
  • Keeps the CHRO, Director of HR and Director of Administration (DA) informed of operational issues and HR initiatives.
  • Assists in the preparation of the annual HR budgets, manages expenses to budget, and provides routine reporting and recommendations.
  • Supervises the coordination of office social events, staff appreciation events, etc.
  • Ensures consistency with employment policies and legal compliance including ADA, FMLA, Wage and Hour, Visa, and Immigration Laws.
  • Participates in salary surveys regularly to ensure the firm maintains competitive pay practices, analyzing survey results and recommending market adjustments if needed.
  • Keeps the HR Director and CHRO informed of significant ongoing employee relations matters; Investigates employee complaints and develops recommendations to resolve matters.
  • Administers and manages FMLA and STD policies for respective offices.
  • Oversees the coordination and planning of office social events and staff appreciation events.
  • Special projects as needed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; focus on Human Resources Management or Business Management preferred.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience; experience with Immigration processing highly preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; demonstrated leadership skills in areas such as organizing, problem-solving, planning and decision-making.
  • Broad experience in all disciplines of human resource management.
  • Knowledge of pertinent employment laws and federal, state and city regulations.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with firm personnel at all levels; ability to counsel employees, demonstrating confidentiality and resourcefulness.

The firm offers a generous total compensation package with bonuses and raises awarded in recognition of individual merit-based performance. Eligible employees may participate in King & Spalding’s comprehensive benefit program including health and wellness plan, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts and a health savings account, a 401(k) plan, profit sharing plan, discount programs, and a substantial Paid Time Off (PTO) program.

We are proud of our remarkably cohesive culture, which now encompasses more than 2,300 lawyers and business professionals in 24 locations worldwide. We seek to attract and develop the very best talent to work with us.

King & Spalding LLP (K&S) is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all state, federal, and local laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.

  • Seniority level

    Mid-Senior level
  • Employment type

    Full-time
  • Job function

    Human Resources
  • Industries

    Law Practice

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