HR Business Analyst


Toronto, ON, CA

Date:  Oct 8, 2021


Building on the strong focus on talent in Dentons, the largest law firm in the world, we continue to transform how we attract, develop and grow talent; along with implementing the structures to enable innovative approaches. The talent function is critical to our success and achieving the strategic goals, which in addition to the focus on key priorities has also led to the wide ranging program of transformation and NextTalent, as an innovative talent development approach.


The HR Business Analyst will provide support to the US Region Talent Transformation Program. The role will work closely with the regional talent leaders, as well as functional leaders within Dentons.


Why Dentons is different

The legal profession is changing rapidly and Dentons is leading the way in advancing change for the benefit of clients. We are driven to challenge the status quo, delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value to our clients in new and innovative ways. With over 19,000 individuals in more than 189 offices around the world the opportunity is huge.


Dentons continues to receive external awards and recognition, including for our continued international expansion over the last 12 months; for ground-breaking innovation through the development of Nextlaw Labs and Nextlaw Global Referral Network; and for success in advising clients across multiple regions. Dentons is also a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index and a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner.


Against such rapid growth and change, this role offers the successful individual the chance to play a lead role and make their mark in driving the successful implementation of this global program.


Primary Responsibilities

Support Talent Transformation initiatives in the US region with specific focus on organizational development, core process review and job evaluation/re-design:

  • develop and implement tools and processes to support organizational change
  • help drive organizational review project
  • prepare business cases and project plans
  • capture stakeholder requirements and document/map key processes
  • provide research and analysis support: help collect, collate, analyze and interpret relevant internal data, both quantitative and qualitative from primary and secondary sources
  • deliver discrete portions of work as assigned on various projects, including leading work streams
  • manage stakeholder expectations and communicate results to relevant audiences.


This is an exciting opportunity to drive and support change efforts to enable talent transformation in the region.


About You

The person stepping into this role will be

  • A self-starter, able to demonstrate a proactive, resourceful and entrepreneurial approach
  • Have maturity and gravitas to effectively work with all levels within and outside the organization, including challenging senior level stakeholders
  • Have a proven analytical abilities to review qualitative and quantitative data and evaluate its accuracy, reliability, completeness and relevance to the assignment and identify pertinent patterns
  • Able to demonstrate practical problem solving ability
  • A team player that is able to work in a small team environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills (written, verbal and presentation) to effectively address all levels within and outside the organization
  • A proactive and assertive approach, tenacity, commitment and enthusiasm;
  • A proven ability to work to tight deadlines, juggle multiple projects and deliver under pressure


Core competencies for this role are

  • Data analysis
  • Business acumen
  • Design thinking & creativity
  • Communication & consultation
  • Relationship management
  • HR technical expertise, specifically
    • knowledge of the science behind what we do in HR/Talent
    • knowledge of HR/Talent best practices
    • understanding of the key HR/Talent processes


Qualifications and Experience

  • BBA or MBA (completed or in progress) is preferred.
  • Have demonstrated strong academic achievement
  • Prior experience as a Business Analyst or similar role, preferably with a large global company is preferred
  • System implementation and process review and documentation experience
  • Advanced IT skills in Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Experience with SharePoint, Visio, MindMapper, PowerBI or Tableau is an advantage
  • Excellent attention to detail with a high level of precision of data and accuracy in any deliverables


Applications from current residents in the following countries, will be considered:

The role is remote and can be located anywhere in Canada.


Disclaimer: Please ensure when applying for this role that you are legally eligible to work/live in your preferred location. Visa sponsorship or relocation costs will not be provided


Diversity & Inclusion

Essential to our success as a global law firm is our ability to attract and retain the best talent from a diverse range of

backgrounds. We want a work environment where everyone can reach their potential and we have an inclusive culture which respects individual differences.

We undertake and support a number of internal and external initiatives aimed at increasing diversity within the

profession and we encourage all our partners and staff to get involved. We welcome you to learn more about diversity and inclusion at Dentons.


Equal Opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and support those in the workplace who have a disability.


*We thank all applicants who apply, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 



Equal Opportunity Statement

Inclusion and diversity (I&D) are fundamental to who we are at Dentons Canada and essential to the success and strength of our firm. Our forward-thinking, inclusive culture promotes and supports the professional development of our diverse talent, the leading services we offer to our clients, and positive social change. As a testament to our commitment to I&D, we are recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employer’s for 11 consecutive years (2011-2021) and one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2021) for the fourth time.

Dentons Canada is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome your application. All employment decisions, including hiring, will be made without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, creed, disability, ethnic origin, family status, gender assigned at birth, gender identity, marital status, place of origin, race, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable human rights legislation. 

To support and embrace your diverse skillsets, talents and experiences, we are committed to providing you with an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible workplace to support your success. Should you require accommodation during the recruitment process, for example as a result of a disability, please contact us at careers.canada@dentons.com.