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SHRM Senior Researcher in Alexandria, Virginia

Senior Researcher

1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

Req #51

Friday, November 6, 2020

At SHRM, we are committed to making work, workers and workplaces better through insights-driven policy solutions, learning and development, thought leadership and research. We are shaping the ways employers and employees thrive together. SHRM is empowering our more than 300,000+ members, including HR professionals, business executives, and people managers, to lead as strategic business partners and effective stewards of workplace culture, business productivity, and employee engagement.

The Senior Researcher helps achieve SHRM’s recognition as a thought leader in the Human Resources industry by leading large and complex research programs that support the organization’s key strategic initiatives. These strategic initiatives include, but are not limited to, quantitative and qualitative research on workforce/workplace topics and new product development. The position works collaboratively and guides teams to develop and execute comprehensive research programs, evaluate deliverables, and understand the success metrics of the work. This position actively contributes to charting the research strategy and the core activities associated with future strategic initiatives.

Your Day:

  • Conduct strategic research to support the development of HR professionals.

  • Design a program of research for the development of career maps and trends among HR professionals.

  • Design user-oriented data tools and solutions for professional development.

  • Leverage existing data sources around HR careers for member growth and development.

  • Support Career Resources page maintenance and future development.

  • Develop innovative content to support SHRM’s strategic initiatives as needed.

  • Conduct quantitative research on trends associated with the employment of HR professionals

  • Conduct qualitative research on development trends among HR professionals

  • Deliver engaging content based upon aggregated data.

  • Serves as a research spokesperson on multi-year trends regarding professional development trends in HR careers.

  • Lead the execution of research components for the HRX program and future strategic initiatives.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Must Haves:

  • Master’s degree in economics, data sciences, I-O psychology, or related fields

  • 2-3 years of relevant experience

  • Strong foundation in applied research design, test construction, and validation, methodology and statistics (using SPSS, SAS, and/or R)

  • Superior analytical skills, as demonstrated by a track record in problem-solving activities

  • Excellent oral communication skills, writing, and presentation skills, and a deep interest in developing insights and pragmatic research solutions for practitioners at the intersection of people and work

  • Orientation toward continuous improvement, as demonstrated by a proven track record of innovations and contributions to improving the quality, quantity, and consistency of research and associated deliverables

  • Candidates should be willing to work on a variety of types of tasks and projects and possess a desire to learn and develop inventive methods that respond to customer/project needs

  • Candidates should possess a proven track record of complex project management.

  • Candidates should possess a working knowledge of learning and data-resource technologies

  • SHRM-SCP is required within the first year of employment.

Let us know if you have:

  • Ph.D. in economics, data sciences, I-O psychology, or related fields.

  • 4-5 years of relevant experience

  • A strong foundation in product development with an emphasis on learning and development for HR generalists.

Physical Requirements

  • Regularly required to sit; talk and hear, use hands to type, file, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. Occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare, and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

  • May require ordinary ambulatory skills enough to visit other locations; or the ability to stand, walk, lift, carry and move light to medium weight. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand, and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment, and learn technical information.

Work Environment

  • Work is regularly performed in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment.

  • Work is regularly performed in a combination of office and conference settings and routinely uses standard office equipment.

Our employment practices are in accordance with the laws that prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law.

SHRM is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).

We do not sponsor applicants for work visas.

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