Human Resources Generalist

Job description

*Who We Are:

Aird & Berlis LLP is a prominent Canadian business law firm located in the heart of Toronto’s financial district, across from Union Station. With over 200 lawyers, business advisors and patent agents, we serve clients across Canada and globally.
What We Believe In:
The firm is committed to ensuring that all members of the Aird & Berlis LLP community feel valued, respected and supported. We are a dedicated group of diverse individuals who care about each other, the work we produce and the client service we provide. We go to great lengths to foster a professional, supportive environment for all firm members so you can focus on the important things: client service, your career and your life.
What We are Looking For:

  • *Aird & Berlis LLP is seeking a Human Resources Generalist who will play a critical role in the firms recruitment efforts, employee relations, staff performance and health and wellness initiatives among other responsibilities. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional judgement, attention to detail be able to develop, maintain and tactfully work with firm members at all levels.


  • Staff Recruitment:
  • Lead the recruitment process for full-time, part-time, contract, field placement and temporary employees
  • Meet with hiring manager(s) to identify requirements and prepare job description
  • Identify and implement strategic and cost effective recruitment channels and methods
  • Identify and screen applicants and Administer assessments to potential candidates
  • Facilitate selection process with hiring manager
  • Conduct reference checks and identify terms for letters of employment
  • Facilitate onboarding by identifying mentors, conducting firm orientation, facilities set-up, arrange for training, track probation periods and monitoring performance progress
  • Track and maintain various statistical records
  • Employee Relations:
  • First line of contact for staff members who may have work or personal related concerns. Identify possible solutions and follow-up as necessary
  • Maintain a high level of visibility and an approachable image
  • Effectively interpret, communicate and apply firm policies to ensure consistency
  • Conduct exit interviews
  • Events:
  • Assist in the planning and executing of all firm staff events and activities
  • Community Relations:
  • Identify, manage and execute various community initiatives that allow A & B to give back
  • Work with Community Colleges to support their Legal Assistant, Law Clerk and Paralegal programs
  • Attend career fairs and speak at college recruiting/ information events (virtually and in-person when it is safe to do so)
  • Health & Wellness:
  • Along with the team, identify, manage and execute of a variety health and wellness initiatives
  • Performance:
  • Manage staff performance on an ongoing basis
  • Assist with the annual performance review process
  • Assist with a variety of special tasks, administration and projects as assigned
  • Take Initiative
  • Confidential
  • *Requirements:
  • Minimum of five years’ working experience in a related or similar role, preferably with a law firm or other professional services environment
  • Post-secondary degree, preferably in Human Resources
  • Treat sensitive and confidential matters with discretion at all times
  • Ability to work occasional overtime


  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Ability to work sensitively, professionally and tactfully with people at all levels
  • Proficient with MS Office 365
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Good judgement and decision making
  • Organized
  • Resourceful
  • Detailed

Why You Should Apply:

  • Opportunities for growth and on the job training and development
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package
  • We pride ourselves on being a mid-sized firm with a family feel
  • Active involvement in our community with opportunities to volunteer
  • Mentor program
  • Wellness programs

Aird & Berlis LLP has a Vaccination Policy in place. Should you be the successful candidate and be hired to the Firm, you will be required to demonstrate that you have a Health Canada approved series of vaccines and further comply with the Firm’s mandatory Vaccination Policy that is in affect.
Any offer of employment will be conditional upon a criminal background check.
We will review applications as they are received and all applications will be kept on file. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Aird & Berlis LLP is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require any accommodation in the application process, please contact [email protected]

Job Type: Full-time

Aird & Berlis