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Job Number: 2103436625
Position Title: Regional Human Resources Manager

At Alston & Bird, our people trust the people they work for, take pride in what they do, enjoy the people they work with, and serve the communities in which they live. Our environment has been praised as one of the most open and receptive in the United States, not only among law firms, but also among all businesses. Alston & Bird has been ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For©" for 21 years in a row. 

Under direction of the Director of Administration and the Director of Human Resources & Diversity, the Regional Human Resources Manager performs a variety of recruiting and generalist duties, including the interviewing and selection of candidates, conducting new hire orientation, evaluating the workflow of secretarial pairings, performance evaluations, and employee discipline. Responsible for the coordination with Payroll and Benefits for the overall administration of salary information, administration and communication of information regarding the health, welfare, wellness and retirement plans. The successful candidate will be able to execute, interpret, and implement local, California and Federal labor laws in compliance with Alston & Bird standards, have strong organizational skills, meticulous attention to detail and accuracy; excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to multitask and thrive under tight deadlines.

Required Skills:

Must understand and apply Federal, State and local CA employment laws.

Monitor and coordinate appropriate legal administrative assistant staffing ratios and workflow. 

Confer with attorneys, paralegals and legal administrative assistants regarding assignments, performance problems and need for additional training. 

Monitor and approve administrative overtime worked by legal administrative assistants. 

Manage all aspects of recruiting including posting positions to the Alston & Bird website, reviewing resumes, conducting & coordinating the interview process, processing background checks & references, testing, sending an offer letter and receiving final approval for hire. 

Generate new hire, departure and change notifications for all California offices. 

Coordinate & conduct New Hire Orientation for new hires for all California offices.

Work with broader HR team on a wide variety of global HR initiatives and projects across multiple HR disciplines, including, but not limited to: compensation, diversity and inclusion, governance and policy, change management, talent management, performance management, HRIS, and acquisition integration.

Works closely with the firm-wide Benefits Department in Atlanta to provide information to lawyers and staff in the California offices to ensure that benefit programs are administered in accordance with established procedure. 

Conduct exit interviews, as assigned, for administrative staff.  

Coordinate educational workshops with Director of Human Resources & Diversity, including dates, topics and the tracking of attendance. 

Manage the annual review process for the California offices. 

Attend HR department meetings. 

Recognize potential legal issues (e.g. sexual harassment, discrimination, termination) and discuss with appropriate resources for direction and guidance. 

Work closely with the firm-wide Administrative Officers, Directors and Managers to ensure that firm-wide practices and procedures are followed.

Serve as a member of the Firm’s Executive Staff.

Maintains all employee's employment records and files in an organized and accurate manner.

Manages timekeeping activities for the office, including ensuring all timecards are approved, answering questions about timekeeping and coordinate with Payroll, as necessary.

Required Education:

Minimum of 5 years’ previous HR experience in a law firm or professional services setting or a combination of experience and education.

Previous supervisory experience of 3-5 years in a related environment, preferred. 

Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

Demonstrates teamwork, creativity, a desire for continuous improvement, and commitment to the profession.

Commitment to providing superior customer service.

Ability to interact effectively with people at all levels of the firm. 

Thorough organizational skills for prioritizing workload and recruiting efforts. 

Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work under pressure, and deal with demanding deadlines; strong attention to detail and team-oriented attitude. 

Thorough knowledge of Firm systems and procedures to efficiently meet Firm personnel demands.

Advanced technical skills including prior experience with recruiting software and HRIS systems.  

Bachelor’s degree in related field 

PHR, PHRca, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification strongly desired.

Alston & Bird is not currently accepting resumes from agencies for this position. If you are a recruiter, search firm, or employment agency, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if Alston & Bird hires the candidate. 

Position Available: 03/04/2021
Date Posted: 03/04/2021
Contact Information: Email resume and salary requirements to:

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