Human Resources HRIS Assistant

New York

Job Summary

This position provides HRIS data entry, administrative and project support for the Human Resources department. Assists all department personnel and clients.

  • Assists with Workday data entry for various transactions including new hire, termination, and change of status for New York and international offices.
  • Assists with ensuring that personal information is accurate, headcount is appropriately tracked, and documentation is in place.
  • Assists HR Specialist with Applicant Tracking in Lawcruit, including opening and closing all active job requests, applicant tracking all qualified applicants, and government reporting requirements.
  • Facilitates onboarding of new hires which includes accurate data entry into Workday.
  • Assists with scheduling new hires for PC training and Benefits orientation. Coordinates with Network Technology and Benefits to ensure all new hires receive appropriate training and/or materials.
  • Produces reports including audits and fulfilling requests.
  • Maintains personnel files and records including archiving at year end.
  • Assists with storage of all HR files, both physically and electronically.
  • Maintains orientation materials and supplies, and ensures they are kept up-to-date.
  • Provides support during the annual Professional Staff Performance Evaluation process, including tracking returned evaluations, and following up with department managers as needed to ensure that reviews are returned in a timely manner.
  • Prepares expense reports and check requests for department.
  • Responsible for preparation of annual Holiday Calendar firm wide.
  • Assists with employment verification requests.
  • Performs general administrative duties including answering phones and generating correspondence.
  • Provides general information to professional staff.
  • Reserves and sets up conference rooms and PC training rooms as needed.
  • Assists with department special projects and events.
  • Participates in all HRIS system upgrades.
  • Assists in various data auditing functions.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Working knowledge of an integrated HRIS system, PC Databases and Spreadsheet programs (e.g.,Workday and MS Office Suite)Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Ability to read, interpret and follow instruction
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Ability to deal courteously/effectively with others
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of one year Human Resources related experience in a professional services environment
  • Minimum of six months HRIS experience
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