27 days old

Human Resources Manager

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift
  • Jobs Rated

Skadden is looking for a full-time Human Resources Manager in our Boston office. This person will perform cross-functional human resources assignments such as Employee Relations, Training and Development, HRIS, FMLA/Benefits Administration, Policy Administration, and Recruitment. Serve as a resource to all Boston office personnel by responding to inquiries regarding Human Resources programs and/or firm policies and procedures.

  • Provides general HR support and guidance to the Boston office.
  • Ensures current knowledge of firm policies and practices for staff, current knowledge of industry trends, and continued professional development for staff.
  • Assists with policy administration, including updating, and interpreting policies for Staff.
  • Ensures accurate and timely responses to requests for departmental services.
  • Monitors time, attendance, overtime, and expense reports to ensure accuracy and compliance with Firm policies.
  • Plans and coordinates various office-wide training to provide professional development opportunities, including financial education, health and wellness programs.
  • Prepares and maintains weekly tracker vacancy report outlining the status of current professional staff openings.
  • Effectively utilizes the Firm's performance management process to communicate performance expectations, monitor performance, coach employees, and manage unsatisfactory performance.
  • Oversees employees' work performance and provides guidance in the resolution of problems.
  • Participates in the Professional Staff annual review process.
  • Recommends guidelines and practices to promote efficiency, effectiveness, excellent customer service and improved employee relations, in alignment with the Firm's Core Values.
  • Handles Employee Relations issues, including coaching, counseling and administering disciplinary action and terminations.
  • Participates in internal investigations.
  • Participates in the recruitment and on-boarding process of Professional Staff employees, including collaborating with hiring managers to develop diverse recruitment strategies, utilizing various sources to market and advertise position vacancies; screening resumes, conducting interviews, and referring qualified applicants to the appropriate supervisor and/or manager.
  • Oversees and conducts new employee on-boarding and orientation.
  • Recommends and implements changes and improvements in methods and procedures to higher level management.
  • Develops and communicates departmental guidelines and procedures.
  • Engages in strategic planning by developing departmental goals and supporting objectives for assigned department(s).
  • Maintains employee records and departmental files in accordance with departmental procedures, Human Resources, and state and federal record keeping requirements.
  • Administers Firm policies and procedures.
  • Recommends and implements changes and improvements.
  • Forecasts financial and budget requirements for the department, prepares related reports, and monitors the budget.
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of Human Resources and Employee Benefits fields and procedures, including recruitment, performance management, policy administration, time and attendance
  • Personally handles more complex issues/duties requiring independent exercise of discretion and judgment
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Knowledge and implementation of the annual budget process
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills
  • Demonstrated experience with leading and supervising others
  • Ability to administer Firm policies and procedures
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work and delegate effectively
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
  • Flexibility to travel
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of five years of Human Resources and three year managerial experience

EEO Statement

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, alienage or citizenship status, marital or familial status, domestic partnership status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual and reproductive health decisions, disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or offense, or stalking.

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Posted: 2019-06-19 Expires: 2019-07-19

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