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  • 1000 Walnut Street
    Kansas City, MO 64106

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Senior Human Resources Generalist

Spencer Fane LLP • Kansas City, MO

Posted 12 days ago

Job Snapshot

Travel - Up to 25%
Experience - At least 5 year(s)
Human Resources

Job Description


The Senior HR Generalist role is key to helping Spencer Fane translate its business strategy into the human resources strategy. As a member of the HR team, you will provide guidance to managers and employees regarding employment, staffing, development, employee relations, compensation, performance management, compliance, and process improvement. The ideal candidate is a seasoned HR professional with demonstrated success in talent management, employee relations, recruitment, and HR operations. We are seeking an effective communicator with demonstrated strength in building collaborative relationships with peers and internal clients. Candidates should demonstrate successful track record of project management, utilizing strong planning and organizational skills with attention to detail. We are looking for resourceful problem solvers with analytical skills and the ability to be flexible and adaptable to shifting priorities.




  • Review job requirements/qualifications, job descriptions, and salary ranges with hiring managers.

  • Source candidates, screen resumes, and conduct interviews using standard and behavioral interviewing techniques.

  • Manage offer and follow-up process using established procedures.

  • Counsel and advise managers and supervisors on performance management and the performance evaluation process, conflict resolution, staffing, and disciplinary issues while ensuring that employment issues are handled according to Firm policy and federal and state law.

  • Counsel employees on performance issues and conflict resolution.

  • Create or revise policies and maintain Employee Handbook. Interpret and administer policies for staff and supervisors.

  • Conduct comprehensive complaint investigations and consult with HR Director, legal counsel, management, and staff to resolve issues.

  • Coordinate efforts to create and maintain emergency preparedness and workplace safety plans for all offices.

  • Create a clear and robust communications plan for all HR related Firm-wide communications.

  • Provide support and assistance to internal clients throughout Spencer Fane while operating with a sense of urgency, flexibility, and a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.

  • Develop and document streamlined procedures to continuously improve processes and support the effective collaboration of various shared services functions (Finance, IT, Facilities, etc.).

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years of human resources experience, with at least 3 years in a generalist or HR business partner role. Experience in a professional service organization such as law, engineering or business consulting a plus.

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) from a four-year accredited college or university preferred.

  • Self-starter who can prioritize tasks and balance the demands of multiple projects.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Experience with HRIS (especially ADP), Payroll, and accounting systems.

  • Experience using Microsoft Office software including Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational abilities, and strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Knowledge of employment laws and regulations, both federal and state level.

  •  HR certification a plus

  • Ability to travel approximately 15%

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