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The WilmerHale Human Resources Services Group offers a wealth of experience in all facets of human resources management, systems, policy development, legal compliance and best practices. From the challenges facing startups to the concerns of maturing companies, our HR professionals can provide comprehensive, timely and cost-effective solutions. Where appropriate, our HR consultants will engage attorneys in the Labor and Employment Department of WilmerHale to address matters involving legal compliance and/or legal risk.

Our Philosophy

The HR Services Group offers an extensive range of Fortune 500–quality human resource services to small and mid-sized companies. Our philosophy can be summed up in one word: FOCUS.

FFlexible, customized offerings

OOn-demand, off-site support

CComprehensive, cost-effective services

UUnmatched access to quality resources

SSuperb service

Our Goals

Our HR consultants customize our human resource offerings to respond to your business needs, working to understand your business plan; analyze your existing HR processes and determine what you need; and design a customized menu of services that fits your business objectives and budget.

Our goals are to:

  • Provide customized, cost-effective HR solutions for companies of any size or stage of business development
  • Allow client executives to focus on mission-critical business issues
  • Leverage our partnership within WilmerHale to supply up-to-date coverage of legal developments
  • Deliver top-of-the-line customer service

Key Service Areas

The HR Services Group provides a broad array of knowledge in four main service areas:

Consulting

Not every project requires a full-time HR person. In today’s business climate, needs are often short-term, and require a specialized technical skill set.

Our staff of highly-trained and experienced professionals can bring "resources on demand” to your organization wherever you need it most. We offer a number of consulting services to support your business, including:

  • Human resource assessments/audits
  • Employee handbook development
  • Affirmative action plan development
  • Performance management systems
  • Compensation and benefit plan design
  • Organizational assessment and strategies
  • Regulatory compliance review
  • Employee opinion surveys/focus groups
  • Rightsizing
  • Competency model development

Contract Services

For organizations without human resources departments, our human resource professionals—supported by an extensive network of specialists in all human resource disciplines—can provide the following services, among many others:

  • Establishing employment policies, procedures and systems customized to your needs
  • Ensuring compliance with all applicable federal, state and local requirements
  • Designing and administering employee benefit plans
  • Designing and implementing compensation programs
  • Instituting a performance management system aligned with your business plan
  • Managing labor and employee relations
  • Providing an organizational development plan that meets the staffing needs for current and future strategic plans

Training and Development

Our training services emphasize real world application and learning guided by experienced instructors with flexible, highly-developed and customized curricula, offered in a relaxed atmosphere.

As part of our consulting services practice area, we tailor our training programs to meet your organization’s specific needs. Currently, we offer both team and individual skill development in a wide range of areas, including:

  • Management/supervisory skills training
  • Strategic staffing/behavior-based interviewing
  • Managing for high performance
  • Building effective teams
  • Managing a diverse workforce
  • Leadership development
  • Understanding and preventing workplace violence
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Taking corrective action
  • Understanding yourself and others
  • Leading and facilitating meetings
  • Managing change
  • Project management
  • Time management

Strategic Staffing

Our staffing professionals have years of practice identifying, interviewing and qualifying the right candidates for your company. While we handle staffing, you can attend to your core business with peace of mind, knowing that our HR professionals will select the right people for the right jobs in your company.

You can turn to us for a full complement of staffing services, including:

  • Sourcing and developing candidates
  • Developing job descriptions and compensation parameters
  • Coordinating and placing recruitment ads and postings
  • Scheduling, interviewing and coordinating with your hiring managers
  • Gathering reference information and conducting reference checks
  • Developing, presenting and negotiating job offers
  • Supervising third-party recruitment/search firms
  • Providing on-demand consulting and advice on staffing

The WilmerHale Difference

Individually tailored services. All of our offerings are customized, flexible and service-oriented, specifically designed with each client’s unique business personality and human resource requirements in mind.

Wide range of clients. Our scope is expansive, encompassing everything from startups to growing enterprises to mature businesses.

Solid experience. Our staff is experienced in all aspects of human resources policy and practice.

Marketplace knowledge. We understand the marketplace, and have years of experience in handling changing business requirements and environments in both up and down markets.

Long-term support. We give you personalized attention and offer comprehensive, quality solutions, with the goal of forming a long-term partnership to help your business grow and evolve.

Unique perspective.Through our seamless partnership with attorneys in the Labor and Employment Department of WilmerHale, we can address legal compliance and provide up-to-date coverage of human resources and legal issues and changing requirements.

The WilmerHale Human Resources Services Group offers a wealth of experience in all facets of human resources management, systems, policy development, legal compliance and best practices. From the challenges facing startups to the concerns of maturing companies, our HR professionals can provide comprehensive, timely and cost-effective solutions. Where appropriate, our HR consultants will engage attorneys in the Labor and Employment Department of WilmerHale to address matters involving legal compliance and/or legal risk.

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DuFresne SPHR, CCP, Janice E.

Janice E. DuFresne, SPHR, CCP

Managing Director, HR Services Group

+1 617 526 6852 (t)

janice.dufresne@wilmerhale.com

Publications & News

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August 31, 2017

UPDATE: EEO-1 New Pay Data Reporting Requirement - STAYED

The EEOC has announced a stay in the much-anticipated pay data reporting that was to be part of the new EEO-1 Report due by March 31, 2018 (previous reporting due by September 30 each year).

August 24, 2017

EEO-1 New Pay Data Reporting Requirement—Possible Delay or Suspension?

This is the time of year when employers with 100 or more employees (and federal contractors with 50 or more employees) would typically be gathering information to complete the EEO-1 reporting by September 30.

January 5, 2017

Recent Legal Developments Require Immediate Changes to Employee Agreements

Significant legal developments likely necessitate changes to your company's form of confidentiality agreement and severance agreement. We have summarized the key developments of which you should be aware, as well as the types of changes that you should consider implementing in your form agreements to ensure compliance with such developments.

November 7, 2016

FTC/DOJ Guidance to Human Resource Professionals—Enforcement Scrutiny of Employment-Related Conduct

Last month, the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice issued their Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals. This WilmerHale Client Alert, which was also published by Bloomberg BNA's Antitrust & Trade Regulation Report on November 25, 2016, summarizes the key lessons and practical impact from the HR Guidance for businesses' employment practices.

March 31, 2016

Amended California FEHA Regulations Take Effect on April 1 and Impose New Requirements on Employers

On April 1, 2016, amendments to California's Fair Employment and Housing Act regulations, dealing with the prevention of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, go into effect.

December 8, 2014

A Prescription for the New Massachusetts Sick Leave Law

On November 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters decisively approved a ballot question requiring employers to provide sick leave to employees, adding Massachusetts to a growing list of states (including Connecticut and California) and municipalities (including New York City, San Francisco and Seattle) requiring such leave.

February 13, 2014

Federal Contractors and Subcontractors Must Implement New Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Practices

Because of new regulations issued by the US Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, covered federal contractors and subcontractors must implement significant changes in the implementation and management of their Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Programs (AAP).

September 24, 2012

Legal 500 UK 2012 Recognizes WilmerHale’s London Offices

September 21, 2012

New Hampshire Enacts New Law That Could Invalidate Non-Competition and Other Restrictive Covenants

June 21, 2012

FY 2013 H-1B Cap Reached