HR LEADER for Publicly Traded Professional Services Company <back to categories >
JOB TYPE Closed-Position Filled
CATEGORY Human Resources
RECRUITER Rich Lavinski
CONTACT OFFICE E. 57th Street Partners
6030 E. Mockingbird Ln.
Dallas TX 75206
CONTACT PHONE 214-823-6440


This position is responsible for all aspects of establishing the HR function in this fast-paced, highly entrepreneurial firm experiencing exceptional growth and success in a competitive business environment. Responsibilities include client service, affirmative action, metrics, compliance, policy development and interpretation, on-boarding, benefit design and brokering, ACA compliance and administration, performance management, HRIS, risk management, compensation structure and design, and professional development and training.

Our Client is publicly traded professional services company with nearly 30 locations. The firm is headquartered in the DFW area. This position will report to the CEO and requires experience and expertise as a proactive contributing member of an executive leadership and management team.

The position requires experience in a company of at least $150 million in revenue with a national workforce of at least 2,500. Experience assimilating/integrating acquisitions and public company experience is a plus.

Compensation is highly competitive and will depend on track record and relevant experience.


  1. Experience in strategic planning and execution. Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management. Knowledge of federal, state, and local employment, wage and salary laws and regulations. Ability to interpret and advise on the application of EEO/AA laws. Ability to analyze and assess training and development needs. Knowledge of organizational development theory and practices. Experience in design, development and implementation of salary administration plans and benefit programs. Ability to negotiate and manage bargaining agreements and alternative dispute resolution processes. Experience in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures. Knowledge of computerized information systems used in human resources applications and payroll.
  2. Specific knowledge and expertise regarding the Affordable Care Act. In particular, experience in the implementation of programs that are ACA compliant in a volatile workforce environment.
  3. Knowledge and experience in HR Risk Management in a multi-state and large multilevel workforce environment.
  4. Experience in M&A including assimilating and integrating acquisitions.
  5. Track record demonstrating business acumen and operational knowledge and efficiency.
  6. Experience with both professional services and light industrial workforces is a plus
  7. Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects. Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings. Ability to speak and understand the language of business.
  8. This is normally acquired through a combination of the completion of a Masters Degree in Human Resources and/or ten years of experience in a senior-level Human Resource position.
  9. Minimum Credentials:
    1. College Degree- Masters or Law Degree is a plus
    2. 10 plus years progressive experience with the last 3 years in an executive level HR position
    3. HR Leadership experience in a company of at least $150 million in revenue with a national workforce of 2,500 or more.

Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule that may require travel and long hours.


1.       Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the organization's human resource function and performance.

2.       Participate in the development of the corporation's plans and programs as a strategic partner but particularly from the perspective of the impact on people.

3.       Translate the strategic and tactical business plans into HR strategic and operational plans.

4.       Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning of new programs/strategies and regulatory action as those items impact the attraction, motivation, development and retention of the people resources of the corporation.

5.       Develop staffing strategies and implementation plans and programs to identify talent within and outside the corporation for positions of responsibility. Identify appropriate and effective external sources for candidates for all levels within the company.

6.       Develop progressive and proactive compensation and benefits programs to provide motivation, incentives and rewards for effective performance and to provide programs which utilize an employee and company partnership for the short and long-range health and welfare protection of the employees.

7.       Develop programs to allow the corporation to embrace applicants and employees of all backgrounds and to permit the full development and performance of all employees.

8.       Develop human resource planning models to identify competency, knowledge and talent gaps and develop specific programs for the filling of the gaps. Areas of activity will include talent management through proper succession planning programs for key contributor and management positions, training and development programs for preparing employees for more significant responsibilities and general business development programs to enhance employee knowledge and understanding of the business of the company and the software industry.

9.       Continually assess the competitiveness of all programs and practices against the relevant comparable companies, industries and markets.

10.   Establish credibility throughout the organization with management and the employees in order to be an effective listener and problem solver of people issues.

11.   Develop appropriate policies and programs for effective management of the people resources of the corporation. Included in this area but not limited only to the following would be programs for employee relations, affirmative action, sexual harassment, employee complaints, external education and career development.

12.   Enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce human resources policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the corporation. In particular, manage the human resource information systems database and necessary reports for critical analyses of the HR function and the people resources of the corporation.

13.   Coordinate the activities, programs and strategic HR plans of other HR departments throughout the corporation.

14.   Maintain knowledge of Multi-State (National) HR policies, programs, laws and issues. Understand the differences of various state and local  policies and programs and coordinate the integration of all such programs.

15.   Provide technical advice and knowledge to others within the human resources discipline.

16.   Manage other areas such as relocation, employee communication, employee safety and health and community relations.

17.   Manage the budget and other financial measures of the Human Resources Department.

18.   Continue improving the programs, policies, practices and processes associated with meeting the strategic and operational people issues of the organization.

19.   Evaluation of the human resource division structure and team plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as providing individuals with professional and personal growth with emphasis on opportunities (where possible) for individuals.

Other duties as assigned.


Attention: Mark Norman or Rich Lavinski