The Recruiting and HR Manager is responsible for managing and leading all aspects of attorney and staff employment, including recruiting, onboarding, integration, professional development, off boarding, and alumni relations. The ideal candidate will be dynamic, proactive, resourceful, and organized with a high level of professionalism.
Reports to the Executive Director and/or Managing Partner. This is an exempt position based in Los Angeles, California supporting both the Los Angeles and New York offices. Occasional business travel will be required along with periodic work outside of business hours.
Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Lead all aspects of the attorney and staff employment cycles, interacting directly with candidates, firm attorneys, administrative management, and search firms;
Work with the partnership to establish scalable hiring goals, initiatives, and long-term recruiting and Human Resources strategies;
Manage and support the overall diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy; build, launch, and guide initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion within the firm;
Formulate job descriptions for active attorney and staff searches and facilitate searches;
Creatively source candidates using tools to recruit passive candidates;
Drive efforts to increase and improve firm visibility with search firms; maintain and build relationships with search firms;
Manage the interview process, communications, and applicant tracking systems; prepare interview materials and collect feedback;
Follow firm procedures to secure approval of openings and offer terms; draft offer letters;
Conduct pre-employment due diligence for candidates (e.g., background checks, reference checks, bar admission verifications, conflicts checks, etc.);
Manage pre-boarding administration and communications with incoming attorneys and staff;
Develop and direct onboarding and orientation programs for attorneys and staff; facilitate the successful integration of all lateral associates, other attorneys, and staff;
Maintain employee personnel files;
Provide guidance on employee management including counseling, coaching, development and retention, employee engagement, warnings and performance improvement plans, and termination recommendations;
Conduct exit interviews;
Prepare and monitor recruiting and retention statistics;
Interpret and implement human resource policies and procedures for attorneys and staff;
Work closely with the CFO and firm leadership on managing and benchmarking compensation, benefits, employee engagement initiatives, and other Human Resources programs;
Manage survey processes and responses as needed, including NALP, Vault, etc.; and
Support other firm projects, as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and at least three to five years of experience within Recruiting and Human Resources. Experience working for a law firm or other professional services firm, including direct experience with lateral associate and partner hiring, is strongly preferred. Related experience within HR, strong knowledge and understanding of employee law, relations and all other functional areas, or the willingness to learn quickly is also preferred.
The HR Manager should exhibit:
Ability to act with a high degree of integrity and maintain confidentiality;
Ability to think critically and analytically, use independent judgment, problem solve, take initiative and follow-through;
Ability to handle and prioritize multiple assignments;
Demonstrate a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail and possess strong writing and organizational skills;
Flexible and accommodating to the demands of the Firm’s attorneys and the needs of the firm;
Strong interpersonal skills;
Work independently and be a proactive team player;
Proficiency with MS Office and Internet research skills required. Familiarity with applicant tracking and other HRIS systems is a plus, but not required; and
The Manager must be comfortable both supervising and being supervised remotely.
About Eisner, LLP
Founded in 1999, Eisner, LLP is a business and entertainment firm with offices in Los Angeles and New York. Our services include sophisticated counsel to businesses and individuals in the areas of entertainment, media and the arts, corporate, real estate, and litigation, from a team of over 40 lawyers committed to providing clients with dedicated and efficient services of the highest quality. Our clients range from start-up ventures to household-name media and entertainment companies, investment firms, brands and influencers, REITs, banks, and high-net-worth individuals and family offices.