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The role of HRIS analysts is to effectively maintain HR systems, ensuring they are safe, secure, and are easily accessible to HR staff. You will provide training and troubleshoot issues to the system as they arise. You need to be an experienced IT professional with a detailed understanding of the IT needs for human resources.

If you have these qualifications, are a strong communicator and are looking for a multi-dimensional role, contact Randstad Canada today. We can help you explore available opportunities for HRIS analysts in your area.

what HRIS analyst jobs entail

HRIS analysts work in an office setting within the HR departments. Sometimes you may be located in the IT department, depending on the company structure. You will work normal office hours. However, some overtime hours may be required to address system updates, troubleshoot issues, or to deal with security vulnerabilities. You can report to multiple senior professionals within HR or IT.

average HRIS analyst salaries

The average annual salary of an HRIS analyst working in Canada is about $60,000 per year. On the low end of the salary scale, you can expect to make around $48,000. On the top end of the salary scale, you can make up to $80,000 annually. Performance bonuses may be included in your compensation package. Having extensive experience working with information systems can increase your earning potential.

your day to day tasks

As an HRIS analyst, your job is to ensure the HRIS system meets the needs of the HR department and supports their function within the organization. Here are some of the tasks that are included in your job description:

  • oversee the operations of human resources information systems
  • provide support to the HR team
  • provide training to employees
  • update the system as required – patches, upgrades
  • look for opportunities to improve the efficiency of the system
  • keep up to date with the latest developments in HRIS
  • reporting on system performance, status, and issues
  • ensure the system is safe and free from security vulnerabilities

where you can work

HRIS analysts typically work for large companies in business, finance, retail, insurance, banking and many other industries. You could also work for companies that create and sell HRIS software solutions, third party HR consulting firms, or IT consulting companies. Your role will vary slightly based on the type of company you work for. Job opportunities exist mainly in large cities across Canada such as Toronto, Ottawa, and Vancouver.

what you bring to the table

HRIS analysts require a skillset that blends business acumen, IT expertise, and an understanding of human resources. You need to be a strong communicator and have an analytical mindset. Here are the skills hiring companies are looking for in HRIS analyst candidates:

  • analytical mindset / attention to detail
  • IT and troubleshooting skills
  • understanding of HR
  • excellent communication skills
  • coaching and training skills
  • effective critical thinking skills
  • business acumen
  • experience working with HRIS

training and certifications

To work as an HRIS analyst, hiring companies require you to have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, IT, or other related fields. A master’s degree is a requirement for many of the senior jobs in this field and is recommended if you plan to progress your career in the future. Taking HR courses and experience working in human resources is an asset that can give you a more detailed understanding about how information systems function within an HR environment.

where your career is headed

HRIS analyst roles are in demand. The role continues to evolve and play a more important function within human resources. HRIS analysts tend to stay in the same role for many years. HRIS analysts can move into many lateral careers within HR and information technology.

Are you looking to secure an HRIS analyst job? Randstad Canada can help. We can help you find HRIS jobs that match your skills and experience. Contact us to enhance your job search.

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