Resource Specialist

Business & Service Delivery

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Business & Service Delivery


Business Professionals


Milan, Italy

The role

The Resource Specialist for DLA Piper’s Italian Flex offering sits within the International Flex team and plays an integral part in the delivery and embedding of our flexible legal service.

Working closely with team members, you will be accountable for delivering a ‘best in class’ recruitment experience for candidates, as well as internal and external stakeholders. 

You will also be responsible for working with internal and external hiring managers, department heads and HOOs to understand their flexible staffing needs and provide robust fulfilment solutions, delivering high quality individuals.


  • Manage the full candidate recruitment lifecycle, from identification and assessment through to offer and onboarding. 
  • Conduct candidate interviews and produce high quality written interview notes.
  • Work with internal partners/management and external hiring managers to understand their flexible staffing needs and provide robust resourcing solutions.
  • Develop and execute effective sourcing strategies to identify and attract quality candidates through various channels, including job boards, social media, and professional networks. 
  • Coordinate and schedule interviews with internal and external hiring managers, ensuring a positive candidate experience throughout the process.
  • Review and monitor onboarding and induction activities to ensure they are compliant, efficient and fit for purpose. 
  • Manage candidate communication; keeping them informed about the status of their application at all stages of the process. 
  • Negotiate rates in line with company policies and budgets to maximise efficiency and profitability within the agreed guidelines. 
  • Manage and support individuals whilst on assignment.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and best practices in recruitment and share this knowledge with the team.
  • Co-ordinate with Flex team members in Italy and internationally.
  • Forge strong relationships and work in collaboration with HR and the wider DLA Piper business.
  • Ensure that responsibilities are discharged in co-ordination and compliance with both the firm’s and Flex team’s policies and procedures.


  • A subject matter expert in Italian recruitment techniques, best practices and engagement models (including onboarding processes).
  • Experience working within the legal industry, recruiting various legal roles (breadth and seniority) as well as non-legal roles.
  • Experience of recruiting for a range of clients in a variety of industries and sectors.
  • A strong understanding of relevant statutory and regulatory requirements. 
  • Familiarity and compliant use of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and HR software.
  • Experience working in a complex, matrix environment. 
  • Ability to work autonomously when required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A natural networker, skilled at building relationships. 
  • Ability to prioritise, multitask, and work in a fast-paced and demanding environment with changing priorities.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organisational skills.
  • Strong commitment to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Ability to drive consistency and quality throughout all processes. 
  • A focus on recruiting to positively impact diversity and inclusion. 
  • Ability to ensure ethical hiring decisions, without bias.
  • Driven by continuous improvement and enthusiasm to utilise technology platforms to excel in our delivery.

DLA Piper is expanding its flexible resource offering to clients, both in the UK and internationally. There is an immediate and ongoing requirement to develop a talent pool to extend DLA Piper’s reach and expertise, providing our clients with highly skilled, flexible resources when and where they need them. 


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.


We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.