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HR & Talent Senior Manager

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright

People & HR
Calgary, AB, Canada
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024

Hybrid work schedule - Calgary

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP is seeking to fill the new role of HR & Talent Senior Manager in the Calgary office. This is a leadership role working in collaboration with local and national teams, reporting to an HR Director and working closely with the Calgary office Managing Partner. The incumbent's focus will be to provide HR support to both the practice and business services groups, providing guidance to the local Calgary team and being an escalation point as needed.

In this exciting new role, you will be focusing on the following:

  • Act as a strategic HR business partner to support business services as well as the practice groups.
  • Subject matter expert for HR matters and escalation point for local team.
  • Manage a team of employees and support activities and processes including recruitment, onboarding and orientation, payroll, performance management, development, coaching, salary reviews, leaves, and departures.
  • Oversee management of legal support employees, consisting of team coordinators, legal assistants, paralegals, resource team members and evening/weekend assistants.
  • Work closely with the Calgary office managing partner and practice group leaders to build trusted relationships within the practice while managing headcount, overtime, workflow, ongoing needs and special projects within the groups.
  • Offer strategic advice in respect of and help oversee the development initiatives for the legal support teams, including training, student co-op programs, coaching, performance improvement, conflict management and engagement.
  • Help oversee and manage daily HR operations and program administration, including ensuring efficient processes, updated files and records are organized and documented.
  • Participate in HR budget process with director to determine suitable programming needs.
  • Manage and oversee the approvals for department costs such as Firm program reimbursements, team expenses, vendor fees, cheque requisitions and invoices, and ensure budget is appropriately managed.
  • Play an important role in supporting key HR initiatives, acting as a contact for questions, providing interpretation on policies, overseeing leaves in conjunction with specialist and benefit teams, and handling complex HR issues.
  • Stay current with market trends and best practices, with well-developed networks in the industry.
  • Oversee the planning of various employee wellness and social activities, employee appreciation events, social impact fundraising, and lunch and learn offerings.
  • Deliver best-in-class people-centric support while fostering an open and collegial culture.
  • Participate in special projects and national initiatives as needed

What you bring to the role:

  • Post-secondary education in business administration or human resources management; CPHR, CHRL designation or equivalent is strongly preferred.
  • A minimum of 10+ years of experience managing teams, preferably including experience working in a large law firm or in a similar position within a professional services environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in a broad range of HR aspects with a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Current knowledge of applicable federal and provincial laws and regulations and stays informed of HR best practices within the industry.
  • Highly effective project management skills with the ability to think critically and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Excellent technical skills and ability to work with agility in an electronic environment.
  • Workday experience would be ideal
  • Mature with superior judgment and discretion and ability to handle sensitive situations with cultural acumen.
  • Effective communicator with a collaborative nature who can build consensus across a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated and results oriented professional who thrives in an ever-changing environment with proven ability to act as a change agent.

Why join our team:

  • Hybrid work environment
  • Retirement savings plan with employer contribution
  • Benefit premiums paid by the Firm
  • Telemedicine services
  • Wellness matters: Flexible health and wellness allowance that covers much more than gym memberships!
  • Training and development programs based on your interests and needs

Ready to join a proactive and modern firm that provides an exceptional career experience in an inclusive and collaborative environment? Come join us!

As a global law firm, we embrace a culture of excellence and working hard, but always with a focus on flexibility, respect, diversity and openness. We strive to create an equitable, inclusive environment where everyone can bring their whole self to work and realize their career potential.

To find out more about how we integrate diversity, equity and inclusion in everything we do please click Diversity, equity and inclusion | Canada | Global law firm | Norton Rose Fulbright .

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Please note that applicants who receive an employment offer may be required during their employment with Norton Rose Fulbright to provide proof of vaccinations recommended from time to time by government or public health authorities. Norton Rose Fulbright has a duty to accommodate those who are unable to get vaccinated due to protected grounds. For applicants who require an accommodation, please contact to discuss further.

We thank all candidates for their applications, but please note that we will be contacting only those whom we invite for an interview.


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