HR Specialist - Life Cycle

Human Resources

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Human Resources


Business Professionals


Warsaw GSC, Poland



The role

Our ambition, your journey.

DLA Piper understands that you’re building a future. Which is why we encourage you to reach your full potential. To explore the opportunities and choices that shape your individual career journey. Here, personal growth goes hand in hand with professional development in a supportive culture. So find out more about joining our team and progressing your journey in a global law firm that is redefining the possible.

Main responsibility of HR Specialist will be to support with operational tasks related to HR and payroll administration. The role will also take active part in process improvement and new technologies implementation.


  • HR and payroll administration of contracts of employment, civil contracts and B2B
  • Provide HR support, maintain HR records and implement corporate human resource policies and procedures
  • Conducting induction for new employees, assist in training of new employees
  • Process new employees, terminations and status change documentation and HR systems updates
  • Maintain personnel files and data archiving
  • Prepare payroll input such as working time records, payroll deductions, sick leaves, annual leave and verify payroll lists
  • Administer Pension Plans (PPK)
  • Assist with HR issues including compensation, working time, local authorities, benefits 
  • Cooperation with HR external providers (e.g.: Health and safety, payroll, benefits)
  • Cooperation with other departments in carrying out projects realized by the firm
  • Responding to all employee queries via chat, telephone and email
  • Constant update of knowledge and competences necessary for proper fulfillment of duties relevant for the position, in particular being up to date with the Labor Law and Taxes, and following all novelties on the market


  • Must have 3-4 years of HR experience (preferable payroll & HR administration area)
  • Excellent knowledge of the Polish Labor Law, Tax/ Payroll regulations and employment of foreigners
  • Very good knowledge of English (spoken and written)
  • Knowledge of HR Systems e.g. PeopleSoft/ SAP/ Service Now - desired
  • Very good knowledge of MS Office
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills: team work, patience, working well in fast-paced and changing environment, can-do attitude, diplomacy, discretion
  • Focused on providing excellent customer service: a professional approach, score highly in terms of commitment and internal client care
  • Experience of working in a Global Service Centre environment will be a strong asset


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers 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 support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.


We know 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, 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 references from previous employers.