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Human Resources Manager

Human Resources Manager

Job Description

Organization Overview  William Blair & Company is a global investment banking and asset management firm. We are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. An independent and employee-owned firm, William Blair is based in Chicago, with offices in 13 cities across five continents.

Department  Human Resources

  • Maintains close working relationships with managers to ensure that employment and staffing activities fully support and are aligned with departmental goals/requirements and are consistent with the firm’s diversity commitment as an equal opportunity employer.
  • Develops sourcing strategy and builds/maintains relationships with external sources of potential employees so that there are proven high quality employment channels from which the firm can choose to recruit to meet its employment and employer branding objectives. Manages the recruitment process. Facilitates on-boarding of newly hired employees for effective integration into department and firm activities.
  • Manages employee relations programs including the development and implementation of firm-wide human resource policies and practices. Proactively works with managers to identify opportunities for improving employee relations activities that are complimentary with business priorities.
  • Provides internal human resource consulting to departments to facilitate change management/conflict resolution methodologies and works with managers to determine departmental human resource plans consistent with the department/firm’s business objectives.
  • Mentor and coach managers on managerial effectiveness skills.
  • Participates in other projects as requested by management

    Job Requirements

  • Minimum of ten to fifteen years of HR experience, including: employee relations, staffing/placement, training and development
  • Human Resource experience in Professional Services/Consulting firm(s) required
  • Experience managing a University Relations program desirable
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required. MBA preferred
  • Series 7 and SPHR certification desired
  • Ability to manage and be responsive to multiple customers / projects / issues concurrently
  • Results-oriented individual who thrives on challenge, growth and change in a highly entrepreneurial environment
  • High level of confidentiality, integrity, and proven team player
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships and provide internal consulting to a wide range of customers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Additional Info  As a William Blair & Company associate, you’ll enjoy Medical, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, along with a generous profit sharing program that includes a 401K plan in addition to a firm contribution. We also offer three weeks of vacation, flexible spending accounts, a business casual dress code, discounted commissions on trades, and discounts at restaurants, museums, parks and retailers.
      William Blair & Company, L.L.C. is an equal opportunity employer. It complies with all laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in employment practice because of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from the military service or on the basis of a physical or mental disability that is unrelated to the employee's ability to perform the duties of the job.
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    Job Snapshot

    Employment Type Full-Time
    Job Type Human Resources, Management
    Education 4 Year Degree
    Experience Not Specified
    Manages Others Not Specified
    Industry Accounting - Finance
    Required Travel Not Specified
    Job ID 14-29
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    Human Resources Manager

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