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People Analytics Specialist

Job ID: R-012741 Date posted: 04/13/2021 Primary Location CA-San Diego Other Locations CA-Remote

Frame meaningful questions, explore the depths of qualitative and quantitative data, and uncover insights to guide organizational talent and business strategies.

LPL Financial (the nation’s leading independent broker-dealer – supporting financial professionals with customized clearing solutions, advisory platforms, and technology) is hiring for a full-time exempt People Analytics Specialist . ThePeople Analytics Specialistwill be a key role working across Human Resources and with key business stakeholders to facilitate discussions on data needs, structure and guide analytical efforts, and to translate findings into presentations and recommendations to drive action. A week in the life of this role may include such activities as; facilitating a working session on defining leading indicators for diversity and inclusion, designing and conducting custom reports and analyses to identify attrition themes, and presenting to leaders on the business value of improving the cultural fit of new hires.

Core Responsibilities

  • Facilitate Data-Driven Thinking – partner with HR and business stakeholders to understand their workforce-related priorities, translate needs into data questions and analytical projects, and support post analysis action planning and recommendations

  • Lead Deep Dive Analyses – manipulate, integrate and transform data through a variety of tools to determine trends or address hypotheses; this may also include the creation of new data collection channels (e.g., external sources, research, surveys)

  • Develop Influential Visuals and Stories – effectively translate data collection methodologies and analytical results into stories and presentations that help organizational leaders to understand the opportunities, most impactful findings, and to otherwise inform decision making / action-planning

  • Foster Continuous Improvement – stay current on analytical trends and related research (e.g. ethical data collection approaches and/or innovative visuals) to help challenge and improve the ways the workforce analytics team operates and serves internal customers

  • Manage Special Projects and Ad Hoc Requests – provide support as needed to data requests and custom needs as well as take on project roles related to workforce analytics


  • 5+ years’ experience in Human Resources, particularly related to workforce analytics

  • Strong consulting, relationship building, influencing and collaboration skills – to partner with others to define needs and develop analytical strategies

  • Workday HCM experience and capabilities (e.g., report writer)

  • Proficiency in Tableau

  • Experience in data mining, data cleansing, predictive modeling (preferred)

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality when working with confidential HR and proprietary data

  • Ability to conduct analyses (incorporating data from multiple sources) to identify patterns and trends

  • Ability to tell compelling stories with data (and explaining technical details to non-technical audiences)

  • Advanced to expert knowledge of the Microsoft Office product suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), including a strong ability to visually convey information and insights through graphs, charts, and other means

  • Understanding of Human Capital concepts such as recruitment, onboarding, compensation, talent management, etc.

  • Customer service and problem solving mindset

  • Project management experience (Agile preferred)

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with comfort presenting to management

  • BA/BS or equivalent in relevant business experience

Why LPL? 

At LPL, we believe that objective financial guidance is a fundamental need for everyone. As the nation’s leading independent broker-dealer, we offer an integrated platform of proprietary technology, brokerage, and investment advisor services. We provide you with a work environment that encourages your creativity and growth, a leadership team that is supportive and responsive, and the opportunity to create a career that has no limits, only amazing potential.

We are one team on one mission. We take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Because our company is not too big and not too small, you can seize the opportunity to make a real impact. We are committed to supporting workplace equality, and we embrace the different perspectives and backgrounds of our employees.We also care for our communities, and we encourage our employees to do the same. This creates an environment in which you can do your best work.

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Join the LPL team and help us make a difference by turning life’s aspirations into financial realities. Please log in or create an account to apply to this position. Principals only. EOE.

Information on Interviews:

LPL will only communicate with a job applicant directly from an email address and will never conduct an interview online or in a chatroom forum.  During an interview, LPL will not request any form of payment from the applicant, or information regarding an applicant’s bank or credit card.  Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact LPL’s Human Resources Solutions Center at (800) 877-7210.

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