Human Resources Recruiter

New York

Job Summary

Skadden is looking for a Human Resources Recruiter.  This position performs full cycle recruitment for Professional Staff positions in the New York and White Plains offices, including internship programs and Legal Practice Assistant hiring. Participates in the on-boarding and orientation of new hires. Serves as a resource to all Firm personnel by responding to inquiries regarding Human Resources recruitment practices and/or Firm policies and procedures. This position:

  • Participates in the recruitment process of Professional Staff employees, including collaborating with hiring managers to develop diverse recruitment strategies, utilizing various sources to market and advertise position vacancies; screening resumes, scheduling and conducting interviews, utilizing the applicant tracking system and referring qualified applicants to the appropriate hiring manager. Leverages data and analytics to implement tactics aligned with our hiring strategy.
  • Works closely with hiring managers to gain a comprehensive understanding of the hiring needs for each position and meet competitive hiring goals and expectations.
  • Proactively seeks feedback from hiring managers to determine the effectiveness of recruiting strategies and implementation.
  • Facilitates the offer and on-boarding process for new hires, including creating offer letters, reviewing consumer report results, and conducting reference checks.
  • Leads new hire orientation ensuring a robust delivery of content including policies, procedures, cultural awareness and employee programs/resources. 
  • Makes appropriate salary recommendations based on applicants' experience and other internal equity considerations. Partners with hiring managers to develop concise and accurate job descriptions for posted vacancies. Collaborates on the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to identify the most qualified candidates.
  • Maintains contact with external employment-related agencies and attends career fairs/consortiums and related events to continually build a pipeline of quality candidates.
  • Ensures recruitment efforts are in compliance with EEO and OFCCP federal regulations.
  • Assists with the recruitment of internship programs, including on-boarding and interacting with non-profit organizations and schools.
  • Seeks to enhance knowledge of Human Resources procedures and processes.


  • Current knowledge of Human Resources practices, techniques and business trends
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local labor and regulatory requirements
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Broad and thorough knowledge of Excel and MS Word and a understanding of employee database applications
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
  • Ability to work and advance skills independently
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of three years of related Human Resources experience, including full cycle recruitment       
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EEO Statement

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, alienage or citizenship status, marital or familial status, domestic partnership status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual and reproductive health decisions, disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or offense, or stalking.

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