HR Manager
Posting Date : 16 Jun 2022 | Close Date :16 Jul 2022

The Role

·       To be a trusted advisor to the SG partnership and key stakeholders;

·       To be the key point of contact for all operational and day to day HR matters and enquiries;

·       To manage seasonal firm-wide processes, e.g., performance review and salary review;

·       To work and support the Head of HR, Asia Pacific (APAC) in driving continuous improvement to HR operations; and

·       To work collaboratively with the APAC HR team and broader HR community as required, e.g. UK based International HR and HR Shared Service (HRSS) teams.



a) Recruitment

·       Manage the end-to-end recruitment process of all fee-earner and business operations staff.

b) Graduate Recruitment (GR)

Supervise the Regional HR Executive (or equivalent) on the end-to-end GR process on the following:

·       The Firm's Summer Internship including selection processes; feedback; assessments; and offers.

·       Develop recommendations to ensure the best talent is attracted. Continually review and improve GR processes as needed.

·       Work with the UK GR team as required.

·       Attend GR Law Firm networking meetings & law fair events.

c) Mobility

·       Manage the end-to-end relocation process for inbound/outbound moves for SG

·       Working with the International HR, Mobility and Tax Teams to ensure the assignment is accurately structured and all documentation is prepared; 

·       Pro-actively advise Partners/Managers through each stage of the process;


Compensation & Benefits:

·       Manage the salary review process for all Groups and Business Support Operations and work collaboratively with the Head of HR, APAC to ensure that the process is delivered on time and accurately.

·       Proactively gather all compensation salary survey data and trends and provide recommendations to the Head of HR, Asia Pacific to ensure that our compensation remains competitive in the market.

·       Support the Head of HR, APAC as necessary during the development of any staff benefits or review of the current offering.

·       Liaise with the Accountant in SG regarding all payroll matters for staff and partners as required


HR Processes:

Manage the end-to-end process for:

·       Annual Performance Management including guidance to Partners/Managers, all pre and post appraisal actions and escalating as needed to the Head of HR, APAC.  

·       Actively encourage the career planning process across all groups/the office for individuals to ensure a credible and transparent promotion process is in place.

·       Work with the L&D team to develop training programmes that are relevant to the Singapore office.

·       Induction programme and probation management;

·       Record keeping, analysis and identification of trends and escalate recommendations to the Head of HR, APAC.

·       Analyse and interpret HR Metrics including turnover, absence, hours, and people survey results to identify issues and develop improvement plans as necessary.

·       Absence and Leave Management; supervise the Regional HR Executive on all leave administration and advise Partners/Managers accordingly.


Compliance Process Management:

·       Responsible for managing and monitoring all regulatory registration and renewal processes in Singapore; this will include lawyer registrations with the Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA), Practicing Certificates registrations and renewals for Singapore qualified lawyers, advising on CPD requirements and applications and renewals of Employment & Dependant passes for foreign employees.



·       Be the "go to" HR Manager for office heads, partners, and all staff in the SG office and provide support as required.

·       Work collaboratively with the L&D Manager, Asia as required for the learning and development needs of staff.

·       Advocate excellent people management and leadership skills and ability to challenge inappropriate behaviour.

·       Attend CSR meetings, Community Business initiatives and input as appropriate

·       Lead on ad-hoc APAC HR Projects and/or processes as required.

·       Develop relevant legal HR networks.


The Candidate


·       Professional, calm manner, robust and resilient.

·       Flexible and a strong work ethic with a good sense of perspective and humour.

·       A self-starter who is proactive and willing to take ownership of matters.

·       Able to work independently and as part of a team to deal with different cultures and perspectives.


Relevant Experience and Skills:

·       A robust working knowledge of HR best practice with a minimum of three years HR generalist experience at the Manager level.

·       Experience of working in a service orientated environment – relevant law firm or professional services industry experience advantageous.

·       An ability to operate effectively in a diverse cultural environment and foster credibility with senior stakeholders in the business.

·       Experience in dealing with all levels of staff and partners in a persuasive and influential manner.

·       Strong listening and problem-solving skills.

·       Project management skills.



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Sub Specialization : Human Resource & Office Support;HR Admin Support
Type of Employment : Permanent
Minimum Experience : 3
Work Location : Singapore
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