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Senior HR Generalist

  • Location: New York , New York
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #221

Senior Human Resources Generalist 

Location: New York, New York

The Organization: Large U.S. Based Multinational Law Firm

Salary & Benefits: Base salary up to $130K; Generous bonus and 401K match structure; Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage; Transit Program; generous Paid Time Off; Life Insurance; exceptional culture.

Summary: Seeking a Senior HR Generalist to support a busy Human Resources department at a well-established and prestigious firm. Candidates must be willing to work independently in a fast-paced, corporate environment. Responsibilities include staff recruitment, orientation, training programs and will work closely with benefits, HR technology and policy/procedure administration. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee recruiting and onboarding for general and administrative staff.
  • Collaborate with hiring managers to identify strong candidates and create accurate job descriptions. Coordinate interviewing and qualification process.
  • Participate in the hiring and onboarding programs, including internship programs and hiring of assistants for the firm
  • Ensure HR compliance with hiring and onboarding
  • Manage disciplinary actions as needed including coaching and performance management 
  • Monitor and administer FMLA requests. Ensure files and tracking for various leaves is up to date
  • Update HRIS system for changes to employee status related to FMLA, ADA, PTO, etc.
  • Support policy administration for professional staff globally 
  • Provide administrative and project support for the global HR team
  • Source candidates and communicate with candidates while representing the firm
  • Ensure accurate data in HRIS system as it relates to new employees
  • Monitor staff performance. Oversee quarterly, yearly and periodic employee reviews 
  • Participate in planning and hosting employee events
  • Draft memos related to employee promotions and internal relocation
  • Work professionally and utilize excellent communication skills in order to handle confidential information
  • Provide HR generalist support for all offices domestically and internationally 


  • 10+ years Human Resources / Training & Development / Recruitment experience required
  • Bachelor's Degree Required
  • Knowledge of practices and trends within the HR industry
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local labor laws
  • Microsoft Office familiarity, including Excel and Word; with the ability to learn new software quickly
  • Great attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and writing
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities