What does a HR Analyst do?

As an HR Analyst, you will provide sound analysis and advice to the organization regarding best practices for pay and benefits, performance management. You will administer and provide analysis of personality inventories as well as review job descriptions to positively impact employee retention.

An ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of experience in an HR Analyst role and hold a bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management or related field with a PHR, SPHR or training certification. You need to be proficient with administering MBTI and DISC assessments and reviewing and rewriting job descriptions. In, addition you will be skilled at providing analysis of the assessments to improve employee retention efforts.

What responsibilities are common for HR Analyst jobs?
  • Provide data on employee development best practices
  • Administer MBTI and DISC assessments
  • Provide analysis of personality test results
  • Analyze data relative to performance management program
  • Review job description and revise as necessary to ensure appropriate hires
  • Analyze pay scale to ensure compliance with wage and labor laws
  • Make recommendations to leadership on improvements in benefits to attract and retain a quality workforce
  • Establish training and development opportunities
What are the typical qualifications for HR Analyst jobs?
  • PHR, SPHR or MBTI or DISC certification, preferred
  • Master's degree in Human Resource Management or related field, preferred
  • 3+ years of experience as an HR Analyst
  • Superior communication skills
  • Expert with various HRIS applications
  • Must have excellent analytical skills
  • Skilled in using statistics to developing employee training and retention programs
  • Proficient in drafting job descriptions
  • Experience administering MBTI and DISC assessments
EducationBachelor's Degree
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a HR Analyst make near United States?

$80,176 /yr
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HR Analyst Career Path

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Senior Human Resources Analyst
Mar 29, 2022

“Yext definitely thinks bringing in the smartest people in the same room will make great products.”

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Feb 1, 2023

“there is no opportunity for career growth / only to stay in the same department or role (this company is international out of Guatemala)”

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Jul 22, 2021

“I work with the best people who are smart and compassionate.”

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Senior HR Analyst
Nov 9, 2022

“Beyond my remit there is very little opportunity for me to progress into my position as it is a unique one.”

HR Analyst
Aug 19, 2022

“Good good good good good”

KORENTEC TechnologiesKORENTEC Technologies
Human Resources Analyst
Jan 5, 2022

“Good good good good good”

HR Analyst
Apr 18, 2023

“It was fun with good people”

Great LearningGreat Learning
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Apr 18, 2022

“Good for learning and for career growth”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a HR Analyst

When working as a HR Analyst, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Microsoft Office Suite, Excellent Customer Service, Critical Thinking, Effective Communication, and Pivot Tables.

The most similar professions to HR Analyst are:
  • HR Manager
  • HR Consultant
  • HR Generalist
  • HR Business Partner

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

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