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HR Business Partner (m/f/x)

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HR Business Partner (m/f/x) Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. We work on some of the most challenging and important deals and have built a reputation for delivering exceptional legal solutions that help our clients grow, innovate and thrive. The legal industry is changing, and we’re committed to leading that change, putting our people first, embracing new ways of thinking and integrating technology into our everyday work. Our culture is one of high-performance and we have high expectations of one another, in everything we do. Being a proud team player is essential. We work together, listen and learn from one another and achieve results we could never achieve on our own. When you join our team, you’ll become part of a flexible, inclusive environment underpinned by openness and consistent support for one another. At A&O, you’re not only valued for what you do, but for who you are. We have a powerful commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and we’re working hard to create an environment where you can bring your authentic self to work. We know that to excel, we must nurture an environment where our people feel they belong. Department purpose The team implements the firm’s HR strategy and provides a first-class service to the business for all strategic and operational HR aspects, advises and is very close to its members. The team provides quality support services in the full range of HR functions such as recruitment, induction, learning and development, career progression, advice on collaboration, employee relations, reward, benefits, HR administration and payroll. Role purpose As a HR Business Partner you will be the first point of contact for partners and lawyers. Working closely with the HR Director and the local management, you will contribute to the implementation of the HR strategy and the development of HR initiatives through the management of specific initiatives and projects. Key responsibilities Being a privileged contact person for our lawyers, from recruitment to handling employee relations issues and advising partners, Being the initial point of contact for lawyers queries : advising on all HR matters Providing support and advice to partners for performance management issues or any other HR related matters; influence the recognition and reward in their teams Managing the entire recruitment process as an expert in this role Being a strategic resource and being able to coordinate and implement specific HR projects independently Playing the role of a facilitator in case of conflict Advising lawyers on career path, career development and participate to talent discussions with team leaders Coordinating and implementing HR policies and processes Key requirements You have at least 5 years of experience as an HR Business Partner or related experience You have at least a Master’s degree in human resources or related field You are fluent in both written and spoken English and French You are assertive and resistant to work in a challenging international environment You are a team player You enjoy the operational and strategic sides of the role You benefit from a high expertise in recruitment and in career management You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and are able to communicate with the firm leaders on a daily basis. Who we are looking for You are able to work with highly sensitive information in a confidential manner You can work under pressure and subject to tough deadlines You are able to work in autonomy with very limited supervision You are a team player, positive-minded, self-motivated and pro-active You are able to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders You are someone who think forward, plan ahead and anticipate needs or issues You pr…

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