The HR analyst role is usually only relevant in larger companies and classed as an entry level position. Working closely with the HR director and across the whole function, a successful HR analyst has great interpersonal skills and is strong at communicating – as well as being a good problem solver and able to work with data.
What does an HR analyst do?
HR analysts are responsible for identifying and assisting in solving HR related issues, ensuring these adhere to the organisations policies and objectives. Analysing and evaluating data and reports, feeding back the findings to relevant managers and advising on changes and improvements are all part of the role.
The job involves creating and delivering presentations and training across the business when required. Having strong communication skills is key as you will build relationships with employees at all levels and liaise with partners or clients in some instances.
Sample HR analyst responsibilities
Your responsibilities as an HR analyst will include:
- Identifying and working with the HR team to resolve various HR related issues
- Communicating with customers where necessary and helping with trouble shooting and any client business needs
- Helping with job audits and HR investigations and following up with relevant parties
- Creating and delivering specialised presentations and training on HR related topics across the business
- Providing advice and support to numerous departments in the organisation regarding HR policies, processes, and best practice
- Analysing and presenting data and reports to the appropriate area of expertise, identifying errors and advising on solutions
- Assisting the HR team in the progression and moderation of operating policies, guidelines, and systems to encourage best practise within the company
- Reviewing employee and candidate data and inputting this into relevant HR databases
- Potentially supervising with training and providing coverage and feedback of staff performance
HR analyst skills and competencies
A degree qualification in business studies or the equivalent is required when becoming an HR analyst. It is desirable to have gained at least a years’ experience in HR, administration, recruitment, finance or any other related subjects.
A strong knowledge and confidence in the use of spreadsheets, PowerPoint, Word and other programmes is desirable.
HR analyst will be expected to be proficient in the following:
- Communication, both oral and written
- Analysing and evaluating issues in HR
- Understanding and confidence in using specific systems and programmes, including excel, PowerPoint and database management
- Strong interpersonal skills and capable of communicating with individuals at all levels and from various backgrounds
- Researching and reading data and reports
- Ability to make judgements and decisions on confidential matters, and plan and manage complex administrative systems and practices
HR analyst salary expectations
The average salary for a HR analyst in the UK is £34,187. Depending on experience though, £24,000 is the standard entry-level wage with £48,000 being the salary for the more experienced candidates.
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