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Specialist, Human Resources (16 month contract)

No de reference: SHR_-_08-11-21
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Open Date    August 11, 2021
Close Date    August 25, 2021

The Vancouver office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) a leading, innovative and client-focused law firm in Canada, is seeking a: Specialist, Human Resources (16 month contract).

Purpose of the Role

The Specialist, Human Resources, will be expected to assist the Director, Human Resources with all human resources Regional operations and align human resources practices with national human resources practices; participate in recruitment of Business Services and Legal Support Services roles, onboarding new employees, training and development, employee relations, performance management, and payroll administration.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of this role are:

  • Provide HR services to Business Services members (including Legal Support Services members) and Paraprofessionals
  • Lead recruitment projects for Business Services and Legal Support Services roles, in collaboration with Human Resources Director
  • Coordinate Legal Support Services in concert with the Human Resources Director
  • Support the Human Resources Director in employee relations, conflict resolution and performance improvement plans
  • As directed by the Human Resources Director, assist with administration of annual Business Services
  • Performance and Salary reviews
  • Administer maternity leaves
  • Coordinate and administer absences and disability leaves
  • Assist the Human Resources Director with the exit interviews for Legal Support Services members and Business Services members
  • As directed by the Human Resources Director, help prepare and assist with terminations of employment
  • Follow-up as required for terminations of employment
  • Assist the Human Resources Director with any other human resources activities, as required
  • Assist with or lead projects and initiatives, as assigned

Key Competencies

  • Post-secondary degree and CHRP designation or equivalent skills and experience
  • 3 to 5 years of human resources experience in a professional services environment; law firm experience is considered an asset
  • Able to build a collaborative team-orientated culture
  • Able to positively and effectively tackle problems, formulate solutions and engage with others to ensure active steps are taken
  • Exercise sound common sense and good judgment
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Able to build and maintain positive relationships with individuals at different levels of seniority
  • Ability to create credibility with professionals and staff at all levels
  • Exceptionally client focused approach
  • Able to set expectations for continuous personal and team development
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and on teams (including cross functionally), take initiative and translate goals into priorities and actions
  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced work environments with changing circumstances, including organizing, prioritizing, tracking action items and following up on multiple projects and other items
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and driven to achieve success
  • Works effectively under pressure
  • Able to achieve strict deadlines
  • Well presented with a highly professional manner
  • Flexible
  • Eager to learn from others and help others grow with you

How to Apply

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Everyone at BLG is required to carry out the duties of their role while upholding the important principles of our respectful workplace policies, and treating everyone with respect, regardless of position. At BLG, valuing diversity and inclusion is key to a respectful workplace.

BLG is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

* Please note that relatives of current BLG employees and partners are not eligible for consideration.