Human Resources Business Analyst

Mar 30, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Human Resources Business Analyst

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Would you like to help Stanford Medicine bring the promise of Precision Health to patients?

Through research, education, and patient care, we focus on helping individuals thrive based on factors unique to their lives, from their genetics to their environment. At Stanford, our diverse community of more than 14,000 faculty and staff create a vibrant culture of learning and excellence that powers this work and touches lives around the world. We measure success not in the boardroom, but in breakthrough's, and support our staff to lead integrated and fulfilled lives.

Stanford University School of Medicine is seeking an HR Business Analyst to provide insights for our leaders that will help us create a stronger and more engaged employee population. In this role, the HR Business Analyst will perform moderately complex project and analytical work under limited supervision in a wide range of business intelligence activities that ensure the uniformity, accuracy, and semantic consistency of enterprise data through the application of effective data management, security, stewardship, and governance processes.

Duties include:

  • Identify and perform assigned activities involving decision support systems, query and reporting, online analytical processing, data profiling (OLAP cubes, slice & dice, drilling), statistical analysis, forecasting, and data mining. Develop insightful business intelligence reports (KPIs, metrics, ad hoc queries), dashboards, scorecards, continuous monitoring (thresholds), and/or ad hoc analyses. Clean and transform data as required to deliver actionable information.
  • Collaborate with application developers, end users, vendors, and management to ensure the creation and delivery of business intelligence solutions. Facilitate working sessions with central and distributed end users and management to identify and document current information flows, data models, reporting systems, user populations, and coordinate with current and future initiatives impacting reporting.
  • Originate and coordinate data governance/stewardship assignments.
  • Use reports and analyses to identify potentially problematic data, make corrections, and eliminate root cause for a range of complex data problems (e.g.: input errors or inadequate field edits), and recommend possible solutions and communicate their organizational impact.
  • Perform fit-gap analysis comparing existing reporting solutions with BI strategy and assess compliance with best practices and established standards.
  • Participate in user acceptance testing of new BI analysis and reporting systems, upgrades, enhancements and change requests; plan, conduct and document results of testing.
  • Act as the subject matter expert for creating measures of success and conducting data analysis for programs or projects. * - Other duties may also be assigned


  • Experience with ORACLE HCM (Taleo, and Peoplesoft) system structures
  • Experience supporting Human Resources, Workforce Planning, or Talent business functions for a large (1k+ employees) employer organization
  • Experience supporting and collaborating across a complex and decentralized organization


    Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience. Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economics, finance, statistics or engineering


  • Knowledge of computer system capabilities, business processes and workflow.
  • Ability to understand and apply the software development lifecycle and project management techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to review business processes and translate into BI reporting and analysis solutions.
  • Experience in data analysis and root cause analysis and developing problem solving and analytical thinking capabilities.
  • Demonstrated ability with enterprise application and database driven applications.
  • Experience with relational and dimensional logical data modeling.
  • In-depth knowledge of and ability using MS Office; analytical and business intelligence programs such as OBIEE, business objects, Informatica, Tableau, Matlab, SAS, R, SPSS etc..
  • Extensive background and experience with report and analysis design and application of User Interface and User Experience best practices.
  • Strong writing and analytical skills.


  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sitting.
  • Occasionally stand/walk.
  • Rarely writing by hand; lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

    * - 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.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

    Job: Information Analytics

    Location: School of Medicine: Porter Drive
    Schedule: Full-time
    Classification Level:

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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