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Firmwide Human Resources Data Analyst

Job ID: 6566

Updated: May 11, 2022

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Human Resources


About Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms.  Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.

Essential Job Functions

As a member of the Firmwide (“FW”) Human Resources (“HR”) Department, the Analyst will develop and provide analytics that answer critical questions for the Firm, extrapolate trends, and represent Human Resources by consulting on HR data items and HR data sensitivity.  This role will partner with Firm’s Human Resources and technical teams to provide key leaders with actionable insights that allow for informed business decision-making.

The Analyst will have the opportunity to shape and define the overall staff talent management analytics and data strategy/roadmap with the goal of providing firm leadership with understanding to answer key strategic questions.  In this role, the Analyst will be responsible for selecting and implementing advanced statistics, methods, and tools that enable a new level of clarity into metrics and trends by gathering data across multiple sources.

Esssential Functions: (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)

  • Develop predictive modelling and trend analysis tools using advanced statistics that anticipate firm needs and inquires, and provide real-time answers to those needs.
  • Develop insightful dashboards and tools that management can use to produce informed business decisions.  Leverage reporting/metrics dashboards, presentations, graphics & reports to give visual representation to key HR and firm data. 
  • Develop and automate data sets for the purpose of data mining and analysis, leveraging exploratory data analysis, predictive analytics, and data visualization.
  • Understand and extract meaning from complex data relationships and develop reports to enable effective use of the resulting knowledge.
  • Import, cleanse, transform, validate, aggregate, and analyze data from various sources with the purpose of making conclusions about industry trends and best practices.
  • Stay abreast of innovation, trends and best practices surrounding the suite of HR data analytics.
  • Look for key trends and opportunities within HR data - design projects, goals, and outcomes to drive key initiatives forward to improve firm results.  Focus on automation of current processes to scale for the future.
  • Effectively communicate findings and complex analytical solutions effectively to upper management using presentations or dashboards that tell the story of findings from analytics. Conduct analysis, summarize key findings and trends, and produce data sheets, graphics and presentations.
  • Function as an integrator between business needs and technology solutions and help create technology analytics and metrics solutions.

Other Functions: (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)

  • Perform business analysis tasks to determine business needs, and translate them to conceptual and technical system requirements.
  • Become subject matter expert in all the data processes and workflow.
  • Any other functions/duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required, Master/MBA preferred.  Concentration in math, statistics, computer science, information management, or equivalent experience in a related field.  Requires 5+ years of analytical experience in similar setting, law firm or professional services strongly preferred.
  • Candidates must have strong interpersonal and communication skills, project management and change management experience, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.  Skilled in getting things done and overcoming obstacles to reach the goal. The ability to work effectively with all levels of management, and across all Kirkland departments and offices, is required. 
  • Significant skills in advanced data analytics and statistic tools, data query languages including SQL, and Microsoft Office.  Broad exposure to navigating the aggregation of various large data sets for purpose of analysis.
  • Comprehensive understanding of HR systems and proficiency with data models, table layouts and design concepts using SQL (Structured Query Language) for reporting and data analysis.
  • Comprehensive understanding of visualization tools (Tableau preferred) and proficiency with data tables, designing dashboards and best practices.
  • Strong ability to pull data from numerous sources and to create presentations for all levels of management.  Ability to use data mining and analysis to compile and creatively display data.  Ability to leverage presentation skills and visual tools to extract data and tell a story at various levels or audiences. 
  • Ability to extrapolate big ideas from data analysis, identify the “why” in their work, serve as a subject matter expert, partner across internal teams, and have a natural ability to lead.

Work Environment:

  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

How to Apply

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