• HR Analytics Specialist

    Location(s) US-TX-San Antonio
    Req #
    Business Intelligence, Human Resources
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    Overview & Responsibilities

    An HR Analytics Specialist develops solutions to impactful business problems in the form of simple, actionable insights.  This involves consulting with global HR leaders to determine what problem they’re really trying to solve, figuring out how data can help solve it, and how the data should be presented to effectively communicate the solution.



    • Ability to frame unstructured business problems in simple analytical terms.
    • Ability to solve a problem from beginning to end: diagnosis, data gathering, data cleaning, analysis, visualization, presentation.
    • Understanding that the purpose of analytics is to drive action.
    • Ability to explain complex analytical concepts to non-analytical audiences.
    • Strong business acumen.
    • Expert stakeholder management skills with 5+ years of experience working with executive customers.
    • Strong analytical expertise with 5+ years of experience in a role requiring data analysis, data science, or statistical analysis. Skills should include
      • Must-have: regression, significance testing, metrics design
      • Nice-to-have: predictive models, statistical models, Monte-Carlo simulations, cluster analysis, principal component analysis, decision trees, survival analysis, network analysis
    • Advanced skills in some common analytical tools:
      • Must-have: Excel
      • Nice-to-have: R, Python, SQL, SAS, SPSS, Workday, iCIMS, Cornerstone


    • Reports to Manager of HR Analytics and works under moderate-to-light supervision
    • Education: Bachelor’s degree required
    • 5+ years data analysis experience required
    • 5+ years of working with executive audiences (Director and above)
    • Although focused predominately on analysis, some reporting will be required
    • Previous HR experience not required