Senior HRIS Data Analyst

New York

Job Summary

Skadden is looking for a Senior HRIS Data Analyst to provide technical support to the Professional Staff Human Resources function firm-wide, focusing on global human capital data analytics. This position will plan, design, and deliver ad hoc analyses and analytical projects that answer key HR-related questions using Workday reporting resources. Additionally, this position:

  • Provides Workday technical support to the Human Resources function firm wide.
  • Analyzes large data sets to identify issues or trends. Communicates data findings and action items to management.
  • Performs data extraction, report generation, and data visualization; will utilize Workday dashboards once implemented.
  • Works closely with the HRIS and IT teams on future implementations, ongoing design, support and maintenance of Workday.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert on Workday capabilities.
  •  Reviews, tests, and implements bi-annual Workday releases and other system releases.
  • Assist with daily troubleshooting of Workday issues and making updates to configuration to continually improve system.
  • Works closely with NY IT departments in coordinating and testing of enhancements to HRIS systems.
  • Collaborates with the HRIS team to ensure accuracy in HR data systems including compensation, titles, compliance, and other related matters.
  • Works closely with and supports the Sr. HRIS Analyst and the HRIS Project Supervisor on recruitment, performance management and absence management processes.
  • Handles ad hoc compensation reporting as requested.
  • Assists with completing market equity analysis, as needed.
  • Analyzes existing HR data management processes and develops methods to improve and streamline processes.
  • Configures, tests and implements business processes in Workday, as needed.
  • Collaborates and assists on short- and long-term HRIS projects.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Performs data entry as needed.


  • Working knowledge of an integrated HRIS system, PC databases and spreadsheets (Workday, Crystal Reports, MS Office Suite) with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Working knowledge of advanced Excel functions
  • Knowledge of database structure
  • Strong project management skills
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills
  • 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 use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
  • Flexibility to travel
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of four years HRIS experience, inclusive of Workday experience

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