Requisition Number: 2023-08-01582-3068-001
Job Title: Human Resources Manager
Shift: Monday-Friday; 9:00 AM-5:30 PM
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is one of the world’s leading international law firms. The Firm was established in 1884 and has more than 1,000 lawyers. Headquartered in New York with offices in Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., the Firm provides coordinated legal advice and transactional capability to clients around the globe. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.
The HR Manager is responsible for managing the strategic administration and daily operations of the HR team and functions and directly supervising the legal assistants (secretaries) in the DC office. Partners with the New York Human Resources Department.
Partner with the Director of Administration and Firmwide HR in the implementation and standardization of Firm policies and procedures and general HR operations of the DC office
Serve as a resource for human resource related needs, providing guidance on HR policies and information on programs, services and best practices
Handle day to-day HR issues in the office working with the Director of Administration when needed
Under the direction of the Director of Administration, manage and resolve complex employee relations issues including conducting effective, thorough and objective employee investigations
Partner with HR Recruiting in managing staffing needs and the recruitment of professional staff, paralegals and non-Partner attorneys
Manage new hire orientation for professional staff, paralegals and non-Partner attorneys
Manage onboarding and off-boarding for all professional staff, paralegals and non-Partner attorneys
Partner with Senior HR Specialist on all Workday related transactions for current and newly hired employees; oversee changes and work closely with payroll and Workday Support Group to communicate changes in personnel information
Regularly check in with attorneys and managers for all staff and paralegals to solicit their input to ensure that performance feedback is communicated in a timely manner and work with Director of Administration on preparing final annual evaluations
Prepare and process Payroll for non-attorney personnel
Partner with Senior HR Specialist to maintain accurate and updated documentation and data in HR related systems (i.e. Workday, iManage & SharePoint)
Partner with Senior HR Specialist in processing unemployment claims, garnishments and other forms as needed
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is committed to a collegial work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. The Firm prohibits discrimination or harassment based upon race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, marital or partnership status, sexual orientation, protected veteran’s status or any other legally protected status. “Gender” includes actual or perceived sex, a person’s gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression, whether or not that gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression is different from that traditionally associated with the legal sex assigned to that person at birth. This Policy pertains to every aspect of an individual’s relationship with the Firm, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training and development, promotion, transfer, discipline, termination, and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.