HR Analytics Analyst

Company: Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated ( Learn More )

General Information
4 Year Degree
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Job Description

Baird's Human Resources team is dedicated to attracting, developing, engaging and retaining the best global talent to meet the firm mission of being a best place to work. Our leadership team recognizes the importance of bringing new talent solutions to leaders which can be done more effectively with reliable, thorough and accurate information about our people. The newly created HR Analytics Analyst position will focus on building and supporting a dedicated analytics role, leveraging our new Workday HCM system. The Analyst will be charged with gathering key HR metrics to tell the talent story in partnership with the HR leaders to Baird leaders through data which supports business decisions.

Reporting to Director of HR Operations and Technology, this is a highly visible, roll-up-your-sleeves position that requires someone with strong technical ability combined with relationship building and the ability to develop and execute a long-term vision.

As a Human Resources Analytics Analyst, you will:

Gather, produce, manipulate and interpret HR analytics data:

  • Partner with HR leaders and teams to create metrics and scorecards related to talent acquisition, talent development, performance management, total rewards, workforce planning, diversity and inclusion, succession planning, turnover, and HR budgeting and finances.
  • Gather and report data from Workday Human Capital Management system, supporting other HR systems and other data repositories.
  • Assess current gaps in reporting and build dashboards and self-service reports for HR and key stakeholders to use in making business decisions.
  • Create efficient ways to gather data and create repeatable reporting uniquely tailored to specific departments and business units based on information they deem valuable and relevant to their business needs.
  • Develop relationships and share results:

  • Build key relationships with stakeholders within HR and throughout the organization to create and influence a new and different way of thinking and understanding of talent metrics.
  • Leverage workforce information, analysis, metrics, trends and reporting to drive the decision-making process and support business leaders and operations across the firm.
  • Present and tell the story to distill and communicate key findings to multiple audiences (e.g., executive, 1-1, large group, all associates, etc.).
  • Support the associate engagement program:

  • Manage the associate engagement survey process including survey design and detailed reporting.
  • Compile and present survey information in meaningful and impactful ways, including providing advice, expertise and guidance regarding reporting and analytics.
  • Manage the data related to Baird's Best Place to Work annual initiative.
  • Build the data analytics strategy and governance:

  • Build processes, deliverables and measures for success for the HR analytics role.
  • Serve as subject matter expert on the HR Governance Committee and consult on change management strategy based on data trends.
  • Prioritize and produce analytics requests and summarize observations.
  • Leverage Workday embedded analytics.

  • Be a leader in your field:

  • Build relationships with peer HR analytics and Workday professionals to exchange ideas, identify trends and collaborate to improve approaches to common challenges and opportunities, resulting in thought leadership and best practices for Baird.
  • Keep abreast of developments in HR analytics to increase performance and drive business results.
  • Leverage industry trends and best practice data to become an expert in your field.

  • What makes this position great:

  • Opportunity to build and grow a HR analytics role and strategy within a growing, dynamic financial services firm with an award winning culture.
  • Highly visible role with the ability to make an impact on the transformation and value of HR.
  • Unique culture that values diverse backgrounds and perspectives while emphasizing teamwork and a strong sense of partnership.
  • Support and flexibility to grow and be your best at work, at home, and in the community.

  • What we look for:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in Human Resources, IT, Finance or other business discipline.
  • Three to five years of experience with HR reporting and analytics, including advanced skills working within a HRIS system. Knowledge of Workday HCM strongly preferred.
  • Strong data manipulation, data management and report writing skills
  • Experience with data governance and maintaining data integrity and confidentiality
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills such as pivot tables, macros, advanced formulas
  • Proficiency with Windows based PC environment including MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point)
  • Strong HR and business acumen with a desire to learn the Baird business combined with exceptional skills in relationship management, influence and collaboration.
  • Experience presenting to senor leaders with strong communication skills, poise and presence.
  • Strong process orientation / logical systems thinking with ability to build a vision and strategic direction for the future of HR analytics at Baird.
  • Who we are:
    Baird is an employee owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has more than $157 billion in client assets and over 3,300 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients.

    Baird has built an environment of trust, respect and teamwork, where associates are our greatest asset. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 6 on FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2016, its thirteenth consecutive year on the list. To learn more about Baird's culture, click here.

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