Workday HRIS Analyst

Washington, DC
Apr 10, 2023
May 12, 2023
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post is looking to hire a sharp Analyst with solid analytical skills for a client-facing role on our tight-knit, strategic HR team! This Analyst will have primary responsibility for creating reports in Workday and analyzing data. They will also work with the HRIS team which manages all Workday HCM modules; the selected candidate will develop expertise around absence management, benefits, compensation, recruiting, talent, time tracking, and staffing. Internal and external Workday training and knowledge sharing will be provided as needed to expand the candidate's skill set further. This position is located in downtown Washington, D.C., named among "the coolest cities in America."

  • You are collaborative and can build relationships across multiple organizations to deliver results beyond expectation
  • You are exceptionally organized and thorough, yet capable of moving quickly, managing several projects at the same time, and meeting deadlines
  • You have intellectual inquisitiveness and an eager desire to learn
  • You pride yourself in a high level of accuracy, attention to detail, and discretion
  • You like the challenge of balancing day-to-day whirlwind with project work
  • You like to enhance reporting and analytics capabilities by considering the appropriate tools and technologies
  • You provide insights to support decision-making efforts using existing dashboards and reports or creating new ones as required

  • Partner with all areas of HR and internal clients to create, edit and prepare basic and complex reports as well as user-friendly dashboards
  • Develop reusable reports which can be scheduled for multiple business units
  • Maintain report templates and automated reports
  • Provide workforce data to the HR Director, HR customers, business unit managers, and other internal clients
  • Maintain integrity, security and accuracy of HR data and systems
  • Proactively seek and provide recommendations to improve efficiency of reports
  • Ensure all requests are handled in line with deadlines and security standards
  • Provide data to be used in regular compliance reporting (e.g. EEO)
  • HCM Transactions: Review and process all employee transactions, such as job changes, compensation changes, promotions, and terminations
  • Train internal HR operations team members as needed

Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum of 2 years of reporting and data analysis or related experience required and 1+ years of relevant Workday HRIS experience
  • Intimate working knowledge of Workday's data structure including available data sources and how to use and create calculated fields is preferred
  • Solid understanding of the downstream impacts of reports and requests
  • Expert level Excel skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced environments, be able to manage and work to bring clarity through ambiguity and complexity, and support multiple projects simultaneously
  • Highly responsive to business needs
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Have the ability to juggle multiple projects and initiatives at one time
  • Able to work well independently and under pressure
  • Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills

Minimum Education
  • Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in information systems, computer science, human resources management, or business administration.


Wherever you are in your life or career, The Washington Post offers comprehensive and inclusive benefits for every step of your journey:
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Company-paid pension and 401(k) match
  • Three weeks of vacation and up to three weeks of paid sick leave
  • Nine paid holidays and two personal days
  • 20 weeks paid parental leave for any new parent
  • Robust mental health resources
  • Backup care and caregiver concierge services
  • Gender affirming services
  • Pet insurance
  • Free Post digital subscription
  • Leadership and career development programs

Benefits may vary based on the job, full-time or part-time schedule, location, and collectively bargained status.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?