Chief Human Resources Officer 20-2020

| Chicago
We are Relativity. A market-leading, global tech company that equips legal professionals with a powerful platform to organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. The U.S. Department of Justice, 198 of top 200 U.S. law firms, and more than 70 Fortune 100 companies are among our customers who trust Relativity during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects.
Our SaaS product, RelativityOne, has become the fastest-growing product in the company's history and we have consistently been named a great workplace. As we grow, we continue to seek individuals that will bring their whole self to our team atmosphere.
Join us in the transformation of the legal industry and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the practice of law and beyond.
Relativity is seeking a thought-provoking, progressive and high-energy Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) who can be a strategic business partner to an evolving leadership team and push the organization and its workforce to new heights with respect to its engagement, professional development and talent management capabilities. In an environment where Relativity is ready to pursue the next phase of growth, the CHRO will help elevate the HR function by creating improved organizational structure based on speed and agility, driving operational excellence across each of the HR pillars, while creating a more synergistic relationship with business leaders.
Critical to the success of the new CHRO is an ability to:
· Bring a robust problem solving, forward leaning orientation to facilitate top talent acquisition and development.
· Crystalize the employee value proposition.
· Effectively represent Relativity’s core values and culture, both internally and externally.
· Drive a more diverse and inclusive workplace.
Overall, the Chief Human Resources Officer will transform the company into a “Talent First” organization. He/She will lead the HR function with best practices to anticipate the talent needs and support the continued success of Relativity as a breakthrough technology company and employer of choice. Furthermore, he/she will lead the HR team to design and deliver talent practices that reinforce a high-performance work culture and deliver a transformative employee experience.


  • Drive Talent Strategy & HR Roadmap: This leader will understand business goals and strategy and will align core HR functions (Talent Acquisition, Talent Brand, HR Business Partners, Learning & Development, Total Rewards, People Analytics, Diversity & Inclusion, and HR Systems). He/She will enhance HR functions through tracking, analyzing, and reporting key measures of success. Special attention is to be targeted to talent measures, in order to maximize legacy of culture and build energy for what’s needed for future success – within HR and within Relativity.
  • Lead Human Resources Team: He/she is expected to provide inspirational leadership, motivating direct reports and the HR organization to implement 2019 HR Strategic priorities effectively and seamlessly. The CHRO will operate the HR budget and own the growth of HR team.
  • Develop & Deploy plan for Global Growth: The Chief Human Resources Officer will assess capability and capacity of the HR function to support rapid growth and the overall 3-5 year business strategy. He/She will introduce best practices for global HR services to increase capabilities to meet business needs.
  • Bring HR expertise & Act as a Relationship Builder: The CHRO will establish his/her brand as a trusted thought leader and will be able to work closely with HRBP’s in delivering services and/or consulting with company leaders on employee engagement initiatives, talent calibration and organizational design. He/She will create best practices for leading people through change and act as a coach across the company.

Preferred qualifications

  • Leadership/Business Acumen: Demonstrated understanding of the strategic, operational and financial components of broader business management, having led teams (inside or outside of the HR function) and served as an advisor/partner at the highest level within an organization.
  • High Growth-Experience: Contains past experience building an HR strategy with growth in mind; understands how to build scalable HR programs and policies from scratch.
  • HR Domain Expertise: Oversight of various “towers” of human capital including talent management/acquisition, HR operations, compensation and benefits, performance management and leadership development; CHRO experience particularly is highly beneficial, but not required.
  • Operational/Analytical Experience: Deep focus on operations, systems, performance metrics and data analytics. Utilizing data-driven approaches to apply and create “best practice” solutions that drive increased “ROI” within the HR function.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience in a rapid growth environment with a great culture
  • Direct work experience with at least 2 Human Resources verticals in your career
  • At least 10 years’ experience in your Human Resources career

At Relativity, we live our core values and we thrive on solving complex problems. We’re dedicated to continually improving our product and providing relentless customer service. We seek professionals that will bring their authentic and unique experiences to our teams.
We understand career choices are a big decision, and we thank you for considering Relativity.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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An Insider's view of Relativity

How does your team reward individual success?

Rewarding success is one of my favorite parts of my role. Formally through annual bonus plans, thank you notes in our HR system and of course through promotions. I also like to submit nominations to be recognized at company meetings and spotlights in department newsletters. We move fast at Relativity it’s nice to slow down and just say thanks!


Operations Manager, Customer Success and Support

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

On the Certification team, I develop exams and study content for our end users. To ensure that our exams are valid, I work with almost every team embracing their expertise and industry knowledge into the development process. It takes continuous interdepartmental collaboration to keep exam content accurate as the Relativity platform evolves.


Certification Specialist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

As an Application Support Specialist, I have increased my technical knowledge in SQL database management, Network Administration, and Server Infrastructure. Prior to coming to Relativity, I had zero knowledge of e-Discovery, and now provide On-site training to our clients teaching them about the various e-Discovery tools Relativity has to offer.


Application Specialist II

What are some social events your company does?

Our annual user conference, Relativity Fest, is such a tremendous opportunity to get one on one face time with our partners. Fest draws 2,000 platform users and practitioners from all different facets of the industry and being able to connect with them and hear their stories is extremely powerful.


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What are Relativity Perks + Benefits

Relativity Benefits Overview

We offer a competitive set of benefits and perks from great insurance, to unlimited time off and a zen room!

Volunteer in local community
We support local organizations through employee-nominated monthly grants and provide a large grant annually to schools within our community. See more:
Partners with Nonprofits
We work with several organizations such as: Cradles to Crayons, Embarc, Year Up, Greater Chicago Food Depository, After School Matters, Bottom Line, Best Buddies, MakerGirl - and more!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our community resource groups: B-Rel, Relativity Women of the Workplace, RelAsians, Relativity Pride, F.O.R. (Faces of Relativity) We also have a variety of special interest groups!
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Bonuses are based on a combination of how the company performs as well as how the individual performs.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Restricted work hours
In the U.S., we have formal breaks where the office closes between 12/25 - 1/1 and new in 2020, the week of the 4th of July as well!
Company sponsored family events
We have an annual summer picnic where all employees are encouraged to bring family members.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 40 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Tax-free transportation opportunities.
Company Outings
We have our annual Summer Jam (picnic that includes friends and family), our User Conference - RelativityFest, and a holiday party each year.
Game Room
Our Cafe houses ping-pong, foosball, and a variety of arcade games - including Killer Queen (a multi-player game that is one of few in the country).
Stocked Kitchen
We have tea, coffee (including fancy espresso machines), a variety of LaCroix, soda, and many other things. We also have fresh fruit delivered twice a week in our pantry areas.
Some Meals Provided
Meals are often provided during morning or afternoon training sessions. There is also always plenty of leftover food from such meetings that employees can dive into after the attendees are finished.
Happy Hours
Different for each team, but always a great time!
We offer employees A parking subsidy.
Recreational Clubs
RelWOW (Relativity Women of the Workplace), Several Intramural Sports Teams (kickball, softball, volleyball, etc.), Vertikal (climbing group), Working Moms Group, Queeries, and several more.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
All full-time employees (non-contract) receive $3,000/year to pursue professional development opportunities.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $3000 annualy for continuing education.
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
The Relativity Certified Administrator Exam

Additional Perks + Benefits

We offer a Divvy bike share discount, a discounted gym membership to the gym in the building, DRYV Laundry Service for those who have workout clothes that need washing, a Mother's Room, a Zen Room, fresh fruit, coffee/tea/cold beverages, and much more!

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