What does a Lead HRIS Analyst do?

HRIS analysts collect, organize, analyze, and interpret data contained within a company’s Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) databases. They set up and maintain the system, study the data, and create reports summarizing important findings. They work closely with other teams and stakeholders to identify data points that would be significant, and then perform data analysis to gather that information. They are responsible for managing software installation or upgrades.

HRIS analysts typically have a bachelor’s degree in a computer science field, and may also have an HR background. They should be comfortable using programming languages, proficient with data analytics, and able to oversee software upgrades and integrations. These analysts should have experience using tools like Oracle E-Business Suite. Familiarity with HR software programs is helpful. Strong organizational skills are required.

What responsibilities are common for Lead HRIS Analyst jobs?
  • Perform regular HRIS data audits to ensure system accuracy.
  • Manage configuration including foundational elements, associations, business rules, picklists, etc.
  • Solicit feedback and identify overall needs of HRMS end users.
  • Lead, mentor, counsel and manage performance of project staff.
  • Analyze current systems and processes and identify opportunities for improvements.
  • Participate in projects to assess, select and implement technology changes.
  • Responsible for back end system configurations and interface management.
  • Responsible for helping develop skills and abilities of employees.
  • Develop and lead analytics strategy to proactively provide the necessary data and insights to support business.
  • Create and manage dashboards and other information delivery services for internal customers.
  • Develop complex ad hoc queries and develop customized reports to meet user needs.
  • Ensure workflows, approvals and notifications are operating as designed.
  • Team with IT to manage system feeds to vendors and other related systems.
  • Identify improvements to enhance user experience and drive optimization.
  • Review and tests upgrades to determine the functionality associated with each system change.
  • Maintain and develop enterprise wide metrics for strategic reporting and analysis.
What are the typical qualifications for Lead HRIS Analyst jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in business or computer science.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel.
  • Experience using Workday HCM or similar systems.
  • Exhibit strong leadership, time management, and problem solving skills.
  • Familiar with all aspects of onboarding process.
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.8 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience5-7 years

Lead HRIS Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

£47,860 /yr
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Lead HRIS Analyst Career Path

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Lead HRis Analyst
Director of HR

Average Years of Experience

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10 Aug 2021

“I was very grateful for this internship and would look to start a career here in the future!”

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9 Feb 2022

“Good good good good good”

3 Sept 2021

“While there may not be layoffs there are areas that have been outsourced to save money.”

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31 Aug 2021

“Consistent emphasis on associate career development and meeting individual professional goals.”

Senior HRIS Analyst
14 Mar 2022

“My team is amazing and I feel valued for the my contributions.”

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HRIS Manager
14 Mar 2022

“I am reminded and rewarded with consistent affirmation and a good salary.”

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25 Jul 2022

“functional teams and really make an impact on the future of the organization.”

Senior HRIS Analyst
27 Aug 2021

“Good hmo and pto.”

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The most common qualifications to become a Lead HRIS Analyst is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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