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HR Staff Recruiter

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Job ID: 4615

Updated: Jun 11, 2018

Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States

Category: Human Resources

About Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms.  Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.

Essential Job Functions

Assist with non-attorney recruiting process

  • Work closely with hiring managers to understand hiring needs of the department.
  • Collaborate with Regional HR Director regarding opening new job requisitions, the job posting process and acquiring salary range details.
  • Prequalify candidates based on job description details and present qualified candidates to hiring managers for further consideration.
  • Manage applicant flow in the ATS.
  • Manage phone and in-person interview processes including scheduling, testing and candidate communications.
  • Partner with third-party staffing agencies as necessary for hard to fill positions.
  • Manage all open positions on the K&E career page, job boards, and with professional organizations.
  • Proactively source passive candidates for open positions using LinkedIn and other candidate sourcing tools.
  • Prepare recruitment status reports and metrics for hiring managers on a weekly basis.
  • Manage offer and negotiations with final candidates and coordinate pre-hire and on-boarding steps with HR Coordinator.
  • Print applicant applications and monitor their completion.
  • Manage background verifications and follow up on any items needing attention.
  • Follow up, as needed, on conflicts analysis clearance.
  • Communicate with pending candidates through start date.
  • Conduct professional reference checks.
  • Initiate payment of all recruiting invoices and follow up with any inquires.

Administrative duties include but are not limited to

  • Create Employee Files.
  • Assist in new hire orientation preparation including the creation of orientation materials
  • Arrange new hire lunches and send out calendar invitations to lunch attendees.
  • Answer phones, filing, copying and other miscellaneous duties.
  • Maintain Staff Recruiting files, both physical and electronically on DMS
  • Assist Los Angeles and San Francisco HR team as necessary

Qualifications & Requirements

The Staff Recruiter will focus on full-cycle recruitment for a variety functional areas including Secretarial, Paralegal, Administrative, Accounting & Finance, Marketing and Legal/Compliance for the California offices. This position will work closely with various department heads and hiring managers as a business partner throughout the recruitment, selection and on-boarding processes, and will provide support to the HR Department in a back-up capacity, if necessary.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: schedule and track interviews, coordinate pre-interview testing, greet and escort candidates to on-site interviews, track communication with candidates, create offer letters, manage background verification process, conduct professional reference checks, initiate payment of recruiting invoices, actively participate in the use of the firm’s Applicant Tracking System / Recruiting Module.

Education, Work Experience, Skills

4+ years of staff legal recruiting experience is required. Strong professional presence, communication, organization, and attention to detail required. Candidates must be well-versed in Applicant Tracking Systems, PeopleSoft is a plus.

  • MS Office required specifically including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • PeopleSoft experience is preferred.
  • Experience using LinkedIn Recruiter is a plus.


This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

How to Apply

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Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions, including the recruiting, hiring, placement, training availability, promotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination of employment (if necessary) are made without regard to the employee’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Closing Statement

The job postings and recruiting mailbox are for candidates only. If you are a recruiter, search firm or employment agency, and do not have a signed contract with Kirkland & Ellis LLP ("K&E") and have not been asked specifically to submit candidates, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if K&E hires the candidate. Direct contact with K&E employees in an attempt to present candidates is inappropriate and will be a factor in determining any future professional relationship with the Firm.