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Human Resources Business Partner

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

People & HR, Sales & Business Development
England, UK
Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Job Description

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Human Resources Business Partner to join our dynamic Human Resources team in London.

About Latham & Watkins

With offices in 14 countries, more than 3,000 attorneys and over 2,500 professional staff, the key to our success and our continued ability to deliver the highest quality service to our clients is our “one-firm” culture – a spirit of teamwork and shared commitment to quality across our global offices that has long distinguished Latham from other law firms.

About The Role

As a Human Resources Business Partner, you will be responsible for working closely with key stakeholders to ensure a seamless HR service within designated offices. The Human Resources Business Partner will provide advice and guidance to key stakeholders on employee relations issues, absence management, policies and procedures. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with and takes direction from Senior HR Leadership team to ensure a best in class HR service for the designated office.
  • Maintaining and developing relationships with key departments in the firm, within designated office and globally.
  • Providing HR advice and guidance to stakeholders on a range of HR matters including employee relations and performance management.
  • Providing advice and guidance to stakeholders on firm policies, procedure and best practice; ensuring compliance with firm policies and procedures and local / global laws and regulations as required.
  • Supporting HR Senior Leadership team with the implementation of strategic and operational HR initiatives.
About You

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Thrive working in a team environment with a best in class client service focus.
  • Exhibit well developed and professional interpersonal skills, including the ability to build and sustain effective working relationships, and engaging and influencing key stakeholders in decision making processes.
  • Enjoy being innovative and creative with proven skills in nurturing an environment and culture that facilitates high levels of employee engagement.
  • Are CIPD qualified.
And have:

  • Experience of being a subject matter expert, coach and influencer to key stakeholders within a global matrix organisation.
  • Extensive experience in coordinating and managing complex employee relations matters within a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to analyse and think through complex challenges, deliver appropriate solutions and understand the strategic HR agenda.
  • Demonstrable project management skills ensuring effective implementation and measuring success.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of executing the annual performance management cycle, talent management and succession planning initiatives, as well as credible employment law knowledge.
We encourage you to apply!

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding job opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Health insurance as well as group income protection and life assurance
  • Wellness programs (e.g. membership to HeadSpace, access to mental health services, well-being events, etc.)
  • Professional Development programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!
Additionally, we have a range of global affinity groups (including LGBTQ group, multicultural group, women’s group). These provide a platform for staff to share experiences, advice, and interests, encouraging a continued discussion on diversity.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, pro bono work and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.