People Analytics Analyst
School/Unit Description: Ensuring that Stanford is the best led, best managed university in the world, University Human Resources (UHR) supports a culture and environment where Stanford people contribute great things and experience the same. The Talent Management & Workforce Strategy (TMWS) and HR Solutions teams are supporting departments under the UHR umbrella. As a UHR team member you will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills by taking advantage of our many professional development opportunities. We are also known for our collaborative nature where team members are encouraged to share their ideas, think out of the box and where skill sets are unified to enhance the team as a whole. We strive to encourage our team to have a healthy work/life balance and provide support to achieve this balance.
Position Summary: As the People Analytics Analyst, you will partner with the TMWS and HR Solutions teams to design, develop and maintain HR’s workforce analytics efforts and people dashboards. If you are someone who is passionate about HR analytics and can approach complex problems in an organized and insightful way, this position will both excite and challenge you. You will be a direct member of our TMWS team reporting to the Associate Vice President and responsible for providing consultation and collaboration to cross-functional teams both inside and outside of HR. As the subject matter expert, you will provide insights needed to inform decisions and the direction of many university-wide talent management initiatives.
As a thought leader in analytics and people/organization insights, your responsibilities include:
- Use consulting skills and deep inquiry to determine and articulate the data needs and important research questions, develop the best approach for data analysis, and turn data into actionable insights and recommendations.
- Merge and analyze quantitative and qualitative (and structured and unstructured) data from various sources, such as employee survey data, exit interview data, applicant tracking data, etc., and identify patterns and trends.
- Perform complex data analysis and generate insights to support the HR workforce analytics needs of the business, and to drive more informed business decisions.
- Relies on HR experience and insights related to the employee life-cycle to deliver high quality analysis, reports, and presentations using simple and effective visualizations that can be scaled for consumption by a larger audience. Tell the “talent story” with high impact visuals.
- Support TMWS (and HR Solutions) through the development and implementation of self-service dashboards and self-service/scheduled reports. This also includes coordinating with stakeholders to modify existing dashboards/reports to account for changes in security, updated business needs, etc.
- Through data, may predict what actions will be taken in a designated timeframe for a prescribed issue/challenge.
- May need to collaborate with other organizations to gather data. Proactively seek and locate data, including outside benchmarks or comparative data, to support or refute proposed decisions.
To be successful in this role, you will bring:
- 3+ years of experience working with Advanced MS Excel required, Qualtrics, data visualization software (Tableau preferred), and some understanding of HRIS systems such as PeopleSoft, Oracle
- Experience and working knowledge of HR practices, processes, metrics and systems (e.g., Taleo)
- A Bachelor’s degree in Business Analytics, Data Science, Statistics, or related major or a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a strong orientation to data analytics
- Strong consultative, presentation and written communication skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to accuracy
- Excellent project management skills.
- Ability to constantly perform desk-based computer tasks. Frequently sit, sort, file paperwork or parts, grasp lightly, and use fine manipulation, lift, carry, push and pull objects that weigh 10 pounds or less. Occasionally write by hand, twist, bend, stoop and squat. Rarely stand, walk, reach or work above shoulders and use a telephone.
Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
- Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
- A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
- A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
- Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
- Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more
Other duties may also be assigned, not all unique aspects of this job are covered by this job posting. A full job description will be shared during the interview process.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
- Schedule: Full-time
- Employee Status: Regular
- Grade: J