What differentiates our law firm from any other? Ultimately, it is our culture. At Butzel Long, our values are central to our culture, and these values attract a certain lawyer. We believe our recruiting efforts are critical to our success and are diligent about accessing talent whose values align with ours.
POSITION: Human Resources and Recruiting Coordinator
GENERAL PURPOSE: The law firm of Butzel Long is seeking a full-time, FLSA non-exempt Human Resources and Recruiting Coordinator for its Detroit office. This position will be responsible for supporting all aspects of firm-wide staff and attorney recruiting and will also provide support to the Human Resources (HR) team in various functional areas including, but not limited to, on-boarding, performance management, and employee engagement. This position will report to the Chief Human Resources Officer and will work closely with the firm’s recruiting leadership. Interested candidates, please submit a resume to Lori Thomas, Chief Human Resources Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Assist recruiting leadership in activities associated with recruiting talent for lawyer and staff positions.
- Work with departmental leadership in maintaining a strategic onboarding process by monitoring pre-employment activities, coordinating orientation activities, and communicating cross-functionally.
- Maintains records on recruiting activities as required.
- Create job descriptions ensuring alignment with Firm competencies and compensation system.
- Create and monitor postings for open positions on resources including job boards, college career services offices, professional associations, and the firm’s website.
- Perform other recruiting administration tasks, including interview scheduling, performing reference and background checks for potential employees, responding to employment inquiries, and gathering other candidate communication.
- Develop and maintain professional relationships with staffing agencies, colleges and universities placement offices as a source to generate qualified applicants.
- Serve as the liaison for the Firm’s Recruiting, Diversity and Retention Committee.
- Coordinate Summer Associate Program with direction and input of recruiting leadership team.
- Assist with the development and administration of programs, procedures, and guidelines to help align the workforce with the strategic goals of the company.
- Research, analyze, prepare and present hiring statistics to help establish pay practices and pay bands to help recruit and retain superior staff.
- Participate in development of performance management activities firm-wide in partnership with HR team.
- Assist with departmental projects and other Human Resource activities as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Knowledge HR practices, recruitment terms and basic employment law.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office or other HRIS technologies.
- Knowledge of social media tools in recruitment and internal marketing a plus.
- Demonstrated ability to forge and build positive professional relationships.
- Analytical ability for solving problems with midlevel complexity.
- High level of interpersonal and organizational skills; collaborative team spirit.
- Ability to exercise good judgment in high-pressure situations.
- Excellent follow-up skills, attention to details and high level of accuracy and confidentiality.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND/OR TRAINING:
- Bachelor degree required in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
- 2-3 years general human resources and/or recruiting experience required, preferably within a professional services environment.
POSITION: Labor and Employment Associate
GENERAL PURPOSE: Perform the general duties of an associate attorney by creating legal documents, attending hearings, conducting depositions, responding to EEOC and MDCR Charges, managing and advising clients on legal issues involving employees, and providing support and assistance to partner-level litigation attorneys during all phases of employment related litigation and traditional labor matters.
- Counsel clients on labor and employment issues and compliance, employee discipline and discharge, etc.;
- Respond to EEOC and MDCR charges;
- Prepare legal briefs and other pleadings;
- Handle various aspects of employment related litigation, such as motion hearings, mediations and depositions;
- Demonstrate an ability to cultivate and generate new client relationships;
- Manage new and existing client relationships;
- Assist with all areas of discovery including, but not limited to: drafting discovery requests, responses to discovery requests, preparation of initial disclosures and witness preparation;
- Work with partner-level attorneys to determine documents and information to produce, manner of production, and selection of vendors.
- Prepare trial materials.
- Attend and assist at pretrial, trial, and post trial proceedings.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Significant experience in employment related litigation and client counseling;
- Traditional labor experience a plus;
- Excellent research and writing skills;
- Good organizational and project management skills.
- Proficient in the use of on-line legal research services and legal resources available on the internet including Westlaw.
- Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).
- Must have sound judgment.
- Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Actively involved in activities that may, over time, result in business development.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND/OR TRAINING:
- Must be a graduate of an accredited law school.
- Admitted to the Michigan State Bar, or eligible to promptly become admitted
- At least 4 years as a practicing attorney.
- 4-7 years of experience
Please submit your resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
For information regarding current career opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.