Job ID: 6073
Updated: Oct 13, 2021
Location: Houston, TX, 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
The Human Resources Coordinator, will work with HR department team members and other groups throughout the Firm to coordinate general human resources activities for the three Kirkland & Ellis Texas offices. Primary duties include, conducting benefits orientation, answering payroll and benefits-related questions, on-boarding/off-boarding of employees, and assisting employees with leave of absences. Additionally, the HR Coordinator will support staff recruiting activities, conduct new hire orientation, and perform other activities related to the general administration of the HR department. The individual will work with HR to improve employee morale and engagement. This position requires solid human resources experience specifically with employee relations, moderate benefits expertise, technical proficiency in various human resources applications, and absolute commitment to client service.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
Health & Welfare and Leave of Absence Administration
Recruiting - (In a back-up capacity)
Department Administrative Responsibilities
Qualifications & Requirements
The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of applicable human resources experience with particular focus on employee relations. Strong customer service-focus with excellent interpersonal skills, a proven track record of maintaining confidentiality, and attention to detail is essential. Additionally, the qualified candidate must have the ability to take initiative, prioritize, complete work with minimal supervision, and effectively adapt to changing expectations and situations. The successful candidate will have high standards for personal performance and excellent verbal and written communication skills. A proven track record of sound judgment and problem-solving skills are critical. Individual must have the ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality at all times and intermediate level of proficiency with MS Word and Excel is required. PeopleSoft experience is preferred. The successful candidate will have the ability to work occasional unscheduled overtime.
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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