Research Analyst, People Analytics Research

Google - Boulder, CO

Full-time
Note: By applying to this position your application is automatically submitted to the following locations: Mountain View, CA, USA; Boulder, CO, USA; Chicago, IL, USA; New York, NY, USA; Seattle, WA, USA

Minimum qualifications:
Master's or PhD degree in Organizational Behavior, I/O Psychology, Personality/Social Psychology, Sociology, Behavioral/Labor Economics, or equivalent practical experience.
Experience conducting research in an applied setting.
Experience analyzing data from surveys or experimental research.
Experience with ANOVAs, regressions, longitudinal data analysis, factor analysis, network analysis, LASSO, HLM and/or SEM.

Preferred qualifications:
Experience with R, SPSS, STATA, or other statistical languages.
Experience translating technical information for a non-technical audiences.
Experience managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders.
Excellent analytical skills.
Excellent consulting, client management, and project management skills.
Experience in personality/individual differences, and longitudinal analysis research.
About the job
At Google, data drives all of our decision-making, and our HR organization is no exception. The People Analytics team acts as an internal innovation lab, using analytical approaches to make sure Google continues to be a great place to work. The team provides critical support to the business around issues of organizational health and is responsible for not just taking the pulse of our Googlers, but harnessing Googler feedback to drive change for the better. As an analyst you'll be detail-oriented and conscientious, analytical and curious. You're a strong problem-solver, who uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to get things done. And on top of it all, you're someone who wonders "What if?" and then seeks out the solution.

Our team is made up of social scientists who conduct experimental, survey, and archival research to inform people-related business decisions. Example content areas include, but are not limited to, employee development, diversity and inclusion, leadership, employee well-being, hiring, personality, and longitudinal data analysis. In this role, you will be a quantitative researcher, working to contribute to Google-wide research and use longitudinal data analysis to make work better.

Great just isn't good enough for our People Operations team (you probably know us better as "Human Resources"). Made up of equal parts HR professionals, former consultants, and analysts, we're the advocates of Google's colorful culture. In People Ops, we "find them, grow them, and keep them". We bring the world's most innovative people to Google and provide the programs that help them thrive. Whether recruiting the next Googler, refining our core programs, developing talent, or simply looking for ways to inject some more fun into the lives of our Googlers, we bring a data-driven approach that is reinventing the human resources field.

Responsibilities
Use analytical reasoning to identify problems and develop hypotheses that can be tested.
Design and implement new research studies, analyze data, and report on results of research initiatives to a business audience.
Build effective relationships and collaborate with teammates, business leaders, and HR clients to solve organizational problems. Communicate findings and recommendations to influence leaders to take action on the results.
Work through ambiguity (e.g., create structure from nothing, develop deadlines).
Connect disparate ideas into cohesive, well-grounded recommendations, using creative, structured, and analytical thinking. Use data visualization to help communicate ideas.
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