Sign In
 [New User? Sign Up]
Mobile Version

Human Resources Manager

Sidley Austin LLP

Washington D.C.
Job Code:
  • job_category_human_resources
  • Benefits
  • Communications
  • Diversity
  • Employee Relations
  • Employment/Recruitment
Sidley Austin LLP
  • Save Ad
  • Email Friend
  • Print

Job Details

Under the guidance of the HR Director, the Manager is responsible for a range of human resources activities including employee relations, strategic planning, policy interpretation and onboarding for the DC office. The Manager serves as a consultant to the DC management team on human resources related issues – anticipates various HR-related needs, and seeks to develop integrated solutions

  • Work with HR Director to oversee workload and assignments for HR staff to achieve firm goals and department objectives
  • Provide employee relations advice and counsel to managers / supervisors regarding staff performance, personnel practices, policy and employment laws
  • Document and attend meetings with staff regarding disciplinary matters
  • Lead staff recruitment process in conjunction with hiring managers by assessing staffing needs, developing job descriptions, interviewing candidates, and creating offers of employment
  • Manage new hire onboarding and conduct orientations
  • Oversee staff performance management process, compensation recommendations, and goal setting
  • Manage exit process for departing staff, including processing relevant paperwork and conducting exit interviews
  • Communicate various Firm policies and initiatives to staff; respond to inquiries regarding policies, procedures and programs; advise management in appropriate resolution of employee relations issues
  • Oversee data for staff through the Firm's HRIS system (PeopleSoft) including data changes, salary changes, disability, leave, terminations, etc
  • Represent Firm at personnel-related hearings and/or investigations related to staff
  • Serve as liaison between corporate departments and local office to coordinate various staff events (lunch-n-learns, staff appreciation, retirement celebrations, etc.)
  • Keep abreast of HR legislation and trends to ensure best practices and compliance with local, state, and federal employment laws and regulations
  • Recommend new approaches and/or procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of department and services performed
  • Serve as back-up to the HR Director as needed
  • Perform other related duties as required or assigned

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email (current employees should contact Human Resources)

Education and/or Experience:


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum 3 years experience in human resources management or senior human resources generalist experience


  • PHR or SPHR Certification
  • Human resources management experience in a law firm or professional services environment

Other Skills and Abilities:

In addition to the above, the following may also be required of the successful candidate:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • The use of good judgment and good interpersonal communication skills
  • Well developed analytical and problem solving skills
  • Works harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team
  • A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job
  • Exercises confidentiality and discretion

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


Powered By

SHRM provides content as a service to its readers and members. It does not offer legal advice, and cannot guarantee the accuracy and stability of its content for a particular purpose. Disclaimer