Looking for an opportunity to apply your research skills and expertise to improving employee experience and business outcomes? The People Analytics team at Salesforce is a team of data scientists, data engineers, and consultants working to inform and transform Salesforce’s people strategy. In this newly created role, we’re looking for an emerging people research scientist to join our Data Science & Research sub-team. As a Senior People Research Analyst, you will work as part of our global team to perform research and analyses on a broad spectrum of people issues. The role focuses on providing research insights to understanding and enhancing the employee experience and helping to future-proof the organization for the changing way we work. The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative skills, and subject-matter expertise in both organizational research methods and theories.
On the team, we all get our hands dirty, and all love working with data to solve business challenges. Critical to our team’s trusted reputation is our ability to partner with and influence key stakeholders, design and implement the right analysis approach, and provide insights that can be easily understood and used by the business. We use data from multiple systems and sources to produce thoughtful analysis with little direct guidance and an understanding that the results may be iterative. Our point of view matters to our stakeholders, so the ability to illustrate complex analysis in a concise and simple fashion using tables, charts, graphs, and stories is important to our success. Most of all, the team succeeds by being curious.
So are you ready to create new knowledge, help us think differently about how we do things, and help enhance the people strategy of one of the best places to work in the world?
- Conduct statistical analyses connecting multiple sources of organizational data to provide accurate, thoughtful, and actionable insights on people issues and strategies
- Partner with teammates, leaders, and stakeholders across Employee Success (HR) and Salesforce to develop a deep understanding of current and emerging issues and challenges, identify priorities for research, and execute impactful research projects
- Work proactively to identify emerging opportunities for research insight and quickly execute projects/analyses
- Provide subject matter expertise and advice on research design, data collection, and/or evaluation to technical and non-technical audiences
- Contribute to developing and executing on the team’s research agenda
- Collaborate with data engineers to access data and explain data requirements
- Collaborate with people analytics consultants to communicate findings to senior leaders and business partners
- Communicate analyses and results, along with implications, to technical and non-technical audiences
- Demonstrate impeccable ethics and judgement when dealing with confidential data
- Share research insights both inside and outside the organization to become a thought leader in this space
- PhD (recent grads encouraged to apply) in a field emphasizing people research in organizations (e.g., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Management, Organizational Development, or related degree), or relevant Masters degree with 1-2 years of related experience
- Experience conducting empirical research in organizations, including research design, data collection, statistical analysis, interpretation of results, and making actionable recommendations
- Ability to select and apply appropriate statistical methods to people research problems in organizations, including expertise in at least two or more of the following statistical analysis techniques: regression, longitudinal analysis, dimension reduction, factor analysis, clustering, hierarchical linear (random effects) modeling, topic modeling or open text analysis, ONA. Preferably using R or Python.
- Subject-matter expertise in at least two areas relevant to people/employee or organizational research, such as: Employee surveys/employee listening, applied organizational research methods, program evaluation, leadership, learning and development, employee wellbeing/occupational health, employee engagement and retention, diversity and inclusion, teams, organizational change and development, employee motivation/reward/performance, or organizational culture.
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