HRIS Analyst - Workday

Washington, DC
Nov 14, 2022
Dec 04, 2022
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post is looking to hire a Workday HRIS Analyst who can take ownership, shapes ideas and is energetic for this client-facing role on our HR team! This Workday HRIS Analyst will be primarily responsible for understanding our clients' business requirements and configuring business processes in Workday; the position also provides ample opportunities to work on a wide range of other projects in multiple Workday modules. The HRIS team manages all Workday HCM module and the selected candidate will develop expertise around absence management, benefits, compensation, recruiting, talent, time tracking, and staffing. Internal and external 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. which has been 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

  • Configure and implement business process upgrades and enhancements, lead testing and data validation, and ensure that overall system performance is aligned with business objectives
  • Work closely with HR leadership, business partners and technical teams to gather and define requirements, recommendations, document changes for change control purposes, design and implement solutions, and ensure user ease of adoption
  • Create review and participate in functional and regression testing for all system fixes, upgrades, patches, and other maintenance-including bi-annual Workday releases and new system features-and participate in the communication of changes and benefits to end users
  • Lead projects as defined by leadership, which includes leading meetings, providing regular project updates, and adhering to project deadlines
  • Partner with all areas of HR to create, edit and prepare reports and user-friendly dashboards
  • Train internal HR operations team members as needed
  • Support relevant domain integrations
  • HCM Transactions: Reviewing and processes all employee transactions, such as job changes, comp changes, promotions, and terminations.

  • 2+ years of HRIS or related experience
  • 1+ years of Workday experience is required
  • Experience with the Absence module in Workday is a plus
  • Ability to influence the adoption of the optimal approach at all levels and drive the seamless delivery of projects
  • 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
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and initiatives at one time and prioritize
  • Must have a sense of urgency in both action and communication
  • Able to work well independently and under pressure
  • Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Ability to handle highly sensitive data with confidentiality and integrity; ability to exercise appropriate judgment.

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?


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