Our dedicated HR team is growing, with the addition of an HR Deputy Manager, based in Geneva. We are looking for bright and motivated candidates, with a passion for HR, excellent judgement and communication skills, attention to detail, and a real desire to be part of a dynamic international environment. Reporting to and supporting the Head of HR, and working as part of a team, the HR Deputy Manager will provide HR services to the firm in respect of the entire employee life cycle, from recruitment to termination.
Responsibilities will include:
Handling employee relations (including grievances and disciplinary matters), engagement and communications, with recourse to the Head of HR and the Partners of the firm as appropriate;
Responding to employee enquiries related to general HR matters (internal policies, processes and updates of personal information), with recourse to the Head of HR as appropriate;
Coordinating and supporting employee performance management through training, performance reviews and other initiatives, and helping to monitor career progression;
Leading and assisting on recruitment processes across the firm, liaising with the partnership and the Head of HR to enable LALIVE to attract and engage the most qualified talent;
Assisting in the development, implementation and monitoring of firmwide employee policies, procedures and guidelines;
Preparing contracts, contract amendments, and other formal employment documentation;
Acting as back-up and support for the HR Manager and the Head of HR, and contributing to the efficient day-to-day operation of the HR function;
Taking responsibility for the optimisation of all HR practices and procedures in a fast-growing environment;
Carrying out ad-hoc tasks and/or project work as directed by the Head of HR to ensure the provision of an excellent HR service throughout the firm.
What we look for:
5 years’ experience gained in a similar role; experience in a law firm would be an advantage;
University degree or equivalent, especially in the fields of HR or law; Swiss HR Brevet fédéral de spécialiste en ressources humaines or equivalent would be of benefit;
Strong interpersonal, communication and listening skills;
Excellent analytical and drafting abilities;
Pragmatic with sound judgment and strong emotional and situational intelligence;
Proven ability to work in a team as well as autonomously;
Responsive, pro-active, with a strong ownership of tasks and responsibilities;
Native or near-native French and/or English, with excellent written and oral skills in the other language imperative; other languages (including German) a strong asset;
Strong understanding of Swiss employment laws and regulations and HR administration;
Strong computer skills including MS Office (Outlook; Word; Excel, PPT) and HR management software (e.g. EURECIA).