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HR Generalist

Ref: 76995

  • 45,000-55,000
  • 26 May 2022
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Permanent

HR Generalist

About the Company

One of Ireland's leading law firms based in Dublin City Centre

About the Position

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the HR Strategy by providing the full range of HR services that will enable the business/Firm to achieve its objectives – resourcing, induction, performance and talent management, coaching, compensation and benefit processes, employee engagement, employee relations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Proactively manage the recruitment process for Trainees, Interns and Business Support staff. 
  • Manage onboarding process with all necessary internal departments and effectively communicate with the new staff member in advance of joining.
  • Manage the Induction process, ensuring that all new employees attend same and that they are fully briefed on the Firm’s policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all HR policies and procedures are consistently implemented across the Firm.  Provide advice to Partners/Managers and staff as required in relation to same.
  • Support Head of HR to develop new policies and procedures as required.
  • Ensure that current policies and procedures and the Staff Handbook are updated in line with changes in legislation & Firm business decisions.
  • Proactively support the assessment of training needs on a Firm-wide basis, including CPD requirements for Solicitors.  
  • Assist in co-ordinating the Firm's internal CPD Programme and other training programmes as required
  • Identify appropriate training courses to meet these needs, both internally and externally, and organise same.
  • Coach and advise Partners and Managers as appropriate to proactively manage employee relations issues as they arise, liaising with the Head of HR as necessary, to ensure issues are resolved in a satisfactory and timely manner.
  • Responsible for all inputs to payroll, ensuring a high level of accuracy.
  • Proactively manage the HR database (TMS), ensuring that information is accurate and kept up-to-date at all times, particularly in relation to personal details, salary records, training records, sickness, annual leave and other categories of leave.
  • Manage the reporting facility in a proactive and informative manner, providing monthly status reports as requested by Partners/Managers.
  • Support the implementation of the performance management process, ensuring reviews are completed on time.  Provide support and advice to reviewing Partners/Managers as required.
  • Manage the employee benefits programmes eg. Pension, Permanent Health Insurance & Life Assurance, Health Insurance, Wellness Programme, Education Sponsorship Scheme, Travel Scheme, Bike to Work and other schemes as approved by the Firm. 
  • Act as main point of contact for all Trainee queries; provide support in relation to all Trainee registration with the Law Society, to include managing the Indenture process.
  • Manage all aspects of the Firm’s Trainee Solicitor & Summer Intern Programmes – to include all recruitment activities, raise the Firm’s brand through attending College Recruitment Fairs and Firm evening events; Trainee rotations; interface with Law Society.
  • Act as main point of contact with the Law Society in relation to all queries regarding all Fees Earners, Trainees, NQs, CPD requirements, Practising Certs, and deal with all ad hoc queries that present.
  • Stay abreast of developments in legislation and best HR practices and advise Partners/Managers accordingly.  This will involve attending various seminars; liaising with  Head of HR and in-house employment law department, other HR professionals and reading relevant publications


  • Degree in HR or relevant discipline and CIPD certification.
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant human resource experience within a professional services or corporate environment.
  • Competency in all general HR practice areas – recruitment; training; performance management; communications; compensation and benefits; employment legislation; best HR practice.
  • Ability to manage their areas of responsibility in a proactive and professional manner.
  • Motivated to ensure that the HR function is highly regarded across the Firm – Brand Ambassador for HR.
  • Ability to work autonomously, using their initiative.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, with an ability to manage a wide range of projects and activities simultaneously.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong numerical and computing skills with proficiency in MS Office.
  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Demonstrable track record in delivering results against their areas of responsibility.
  • Ability to make informed recommendations to the Head of HR in relation to resolving HR related issues and activities.

Remuneration Package

€50,000 - €60,000 plus benefits

For more information on this role or any other HR roles please contact Celia Moloney or email me, call 015927884 or click on the Apply button below

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