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Senior Human Resources Business Partner (Law Firm)

San Francisco, CA

The Senior Human Resources Business Partner (SR. HRBP) is a core member of the Talent Organization. As the Senior Human Resources Business Partner, you will provide HR support to all four California offices (San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and Santa Monica). Based in either San Francisco or Silicon Valley, the Senior Human Resources Business Partner will travel to Los Angeles monthly. The Senior Human Resources Business Partner  will also provide business partner support to assigned firmwide business groups, working collaboratively across offices and functions. The Senior Human Resources Business Partner will also work with the team led by the Managing Director, Human Resources, US, on projects across the Talent Organization and the firm.

 

What you do:

  • HR Planning and Execution: 
    • Develops, aligns and executes HR programs and initiatives in support of business plans; manages, measures progress and drives projects to successful completion.
    • Translates geographic and functional strategy and business and operational priorities into a people strategy.
    • Consults on goals and goal alignment for assigned businesses. Ensures consistency and alignment of HR initiatives.
    • Local point of contact for HR related questions or concerns, partnering with HR Operations and Benefits and the CA Office leaders as needed.
  • Organizational Development and Design: 
    • Supports the development and execution of programs for the assigned business.
    • Coaches leaders to examine and organize teams to produce the best and most efficient and cost-effective work. Advises and coaches leaders and managers on the HR implications of business decisions, providing an objective perspective and appropriately challenging business decisions. P
    • Partners with the assigned business to integrate existing workforce plans and staffing strategy when considering openings.
  • Coaching: 
    • Coaches leaders at all levels on manager effectiveness.
  • Performance Management: 
    • Advises and coaches leaders on sensitive performance and compensation related matters.
    • Prepares Officers to present results of Performance Management Cycle to Chief Operating Officer.
  • Succession Planning & Talent Review: 
    • Interviews and engages with leaders to identify top talent in their organizations, as well as critical positions, successors and single points of failure.  Develops recommendations and plans accordingly.
    • Prepares Officers to present results to Chief Operating Officer.
  • Employee Relations: 
    • Investigates, manages, and reports on employee relations issues for the assigned business and/or local office. Presents findings and recommendations to the Managing Director, Human Resources, US and the Chief Talent Officer.
  • Compensation & Benefits:
    • Supports the transactional elements of compensation projects.
    • Partners with Compensation to review trends, surface issues and resource problems.
    • Works with Compensation and the business on job evaluations, determining the appropriate course of action and understanding and communicating the business perspective.
  • Change Management: 
    • Supports change management project deliverables and engages in implementation of resulting interventions.  May implement/integrate change initiatives across offices. Supports the communication of related changes.
  • Data & Analytics:
    • Utilizes supporting data and analytics when making key talent and workforce decisions (compensation cycles, talent reviews, leader and associate retention, succession, etc.)
  • Talent Acquisition: 
    • Partners with the Talent Acquisition team to strategize in finding top talent for assigned business units; consults on compensation recommendations.

 

Who you are:  

  • BA or BS required; MA or MS in OD, HR, I/O Psychology, or MBA preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of CA employment law required.
  • 5+ years of manager-level HR experience required.
  • SHRM or HRCI certification preferred.
  • Experience as an HR Business Partner in a law firm or professional services organization preferred.
  • Uses a data-driven approach to HR; ability to guide leaders using data and analytics.
  • Demonstrated success in partnering with business managers in developing, aligning and executing HR programs and initiatives that support business unit plans.
  • Success in coaching managers and leaders at different levels of experience.
  • Positive track record of partnering with functional HR specialty areas: compensation, benefits, HRIS, employee relations, talent acquisition, and learning and development.
  • Has guided leaders through a methodology and process to optimize business results through people, alignment of work, location, and organizational structure.
  • Understands the tools, processes and strategy needed to execute a performance management process.
  • Ability to build rapport and trust.
  • Excellent judgment.
  • Strategic thinker with strong project management and process implementation skills.
  • Superior communication skills, including strong writing skills, with attention to detail. Ability to effectively present HR-related topics to various audiences.
  • Flexibility and ability to work with a wide variety of people and projects in a collaborative manner.
  • Ability to work under pressure while maintaining a sense of humor.
  • Travel: When offices safely reopen approximately 25% travel:  monthly to Los Angeles, weekly to San Francisco or Silicon Valley, depending where the role is based, and occasionally to the East Coast.

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