HR Business Partner (DFM #931)

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International law firm is seeking an HR Business Partner to join their growing global law practice!


This exempt position partners with senior leadership on human resources strategy and practices, while supporting firm wide programs and initiatives including performance management, employee relations, succession planning, diversity and inclusion, change management, and learning and development. The Human Resources Business Partner provides recommendations for process improvement and provides administration and functional support within the Human Resources Department. The position will also provide ad hoc management reports; analyze key human resources metrics and processes; manage individual large projects and coordinate special projects; establish and manage project calendars and timelines.

Essential Duties

  • Partner with the senior leadership team to provide global, strategic guidance on employee relations, talent development and promotion, succession planning, performance management, learning and development, and other HR strategic initiatives.
  • Take a hands-on approach with leaders to help drive business results, improve working relationships, strengthen morale, and increase productivity and employee engagement.
  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues. Conduct effective, thorough and objective investigations.
  • Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to managers (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions, etc.).
  • Develop process improvements within the human resources department to increase efficiencies. Identify and participate in continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Research and stay abreast of federal/state laws.  Develop, update, and implement firm policies and procedures to ensure compliance.  Document changes and send compliance alerts to the appropriate departments and offices.
  • Proactively review project requests to identify necessary actionable steps, key resources, and potential roadblocks and communicate appropriately with HR management and other stakeholders.
  • Organize and prepare clear, concise, and accurate reports, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, and other correspondence, as needed.
  • Identify and recommend solutions regarding human resources policies and practices to support departmental goals.
  • Prepare internal employee communications regarding company policies and programs.
  • Develop standard and ad hoc reports related to HR metrics, programs, and processes. Research, analyze, and present data to identify trends and recommend changes for improvements.
  • Lead project and team meetings to advance department project tasks.  Update project logs and facilitate follow up efforts related to project tasks. Support the rollout and implementation of HR programs.
  • Conduct system and data audit activities, raising issues to management and making recommendations for solutions. Test and validate HR system application updates.
  • Conduct annual FLSA tests on positions to determine appropriate exemption status.
  • Review EEO1 reports and provide recommended changes to Human Resources management.
  • Assist in developing, implementing, updating, and auditing the HR and recruiting processes and procedures, including processes that involve other departments, to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. Develop and maintain process documentation as needed.
  • Develop and maintain sourcing relationships and activities to ensure the Firm has a strong staff candidate flow.
  • Make recommendations to the hiring manager on qualified staff candidates to be considered.
  • Provide reports that indicate trends of staff candidate availability as appropriate based on supply and demand.
  • Act as liaison between the Human Resources department and other departments for projects and other requests as needed.

Other Duties

Perform other related duties as needed or assigned.

Reporting Relationship

The Human Resources Business Partner reports directly to the Manager of Human Resources.

Subordinate staff:  N/A



The Human Resources Business Partner should possess 3 or more years of relevant work experience in a human resources environment.


The Human Resources Business Partner should possess excellent written and oral communication skills with a strong ability to communicate effectively with all internal and external clients of the Firm. The ability to multi-task is essential, and appropriately prioritize the workload.  Must work well independently as well as collaboratively with internal HR team members and other departments.  Must be highly analytical, with the ability to identify issues and recommend solutions.  Must be proficient using advanced Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, and be proficient with using HR information systems.  Prior experience using Workday and Smartsheet is preferred.


The Human Resources Business Partner should possess a bachelor’s degree in Business Management or related field. Studies in Human Resources and PHR/SHRM-CP Certification are highly desired, but not required.

Physical Demands

Must be able to move around the office up to 15% of the time to make copies, fax, file, etc. Remains stationary at least 85% of the time. This position operates computers and other office productivity machines (e.g., fax machine, copier, printer, etc.) on a regular basis. Occasionally required to move documents or files weighing up to 15 lbs. This position requires constant communication and exchange of information with the Firm attorneys, clients and staff. This position must be able to inspect and observe information on a computer screen at least 80% of the time.


The Firm provides a very competitive benefit package along with beautiful offices in Dallas and Plano!  This role will initially work in Dallas and eventually transition to their Plano office!


Salary:  $70,000-$80,000 DOE

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