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Human Resources Services Specialist

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

People & HR
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2023
About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.

About The Role

The Human Resources Services Specialist is an integral part of Latham’s Global Human Resources (“HR”) team. This role will be responsible for ensuring all transactional HR activities are completed and delivered in a timely manner, while completing service requests via ServiceNow ticketing system from open to closed status, ensuring all service level agreements and deadlines are met, and requests are actioned promptly. This role will be located in our Los Angeles office. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Responding to all transactional HR requests, escalating more complex queries appropriately within the department; acting as a first point of contact, providing HR information in line with best practices and standard operating procedures
  • Preparing standard contracts of employment and HR standardized documentation, such as employment verification letters, offer letters, and employee reference letters as required
  • Assisting the Kronos team in managing timekeeping activities for the practice offices including making adjustments to entries in Kronos (e.g. Makeup Time), answering routine questions about timekeeping and Kronos, and escalating complex questions to available resources as needed
  • Cross-referencing and recording data from the firm’s onboarding system, RedCarpet, to PeopleSoft in a timely manner
  • Collating and recording information for payroll within the appropriate timeframe

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of Human Resources functions
  • Display well-developed and professional interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the firm
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment with a customer service focus

And have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree; a minimum of four (4) years of HR experience may be considered in lieu of a degree qualification
  • A minimum of two (2) years Human Resources experience

Benefits & Additional Information

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career 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:

  • Healthcare, life and disability insurance
  • A generous 401k plan
  • At least 11 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Professional Development programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!

Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

Latham & Watkins is committed to diversity, equal opportunity, sustainability, and pro bono legal services. We draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms, and advance these commitments through the work of our Global Citizenship department. 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.

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Pay Range

USD $57,000.00 - USD $65,000.00 /Yr.