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HRIS Analyst/Generalist

Colony NorthStar

Los Angeles, California 90071
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Company Overview

Colony NorthStar, Inc. (NYSE: CLNS) is a leading global real estate and investment management firm that creates long-term value through investing in real estate and real estate-related assets. With $58B AUM and over 500 employees in 17 locations, CLNS is one of the world’s largest real estate investors, owners, and operators with a diversified portfolio that spans across multiple asset classes, including industrial, healthcare, hospitality and opportunistic equity and debt.


Colony NorthStar is seeking an HRIS Generalist with HRIS, Reporting and HR Generalist experience to join our Human Resources department in downtown Los Angeles. The incumbent will be accountable for establishing and maintaining HR analytics, reporting strategy, systems implementations, in addition to employment experience processes such as onboarding, employee relations and performance management. Additionally, the incumbent will work hand-in-hand with HR leadership on key initiatives and projects relative to integration, change management and process improvement implementations.


Reporting & Data Analysis/Management

  • Provide analytical insights and reports to improve HR processes and systems; identify and implement process improvements when necessary; oversee change management initiatives
  • Create, analyze, and drive employment metrics to create efficiencies and measure program performance and create/present a monthly report to senior management.
  • Develop and present data/metric-driven reports to present to upper management: monthly headcount, weekly census reports, salaries, expenses, turnover calculations, recruitment efforts, etc.
  • Manage and maintain accurate HRIS and general department statistics/KPIs via system monitoring and regular reporting
  • Develop, deliver, and troubleshoot regular and ad-hoc reports, dashboards, and other data-based insights using multiple tools including ICIMS, ADP, Excel, etc.

Project Management

  • Assist in all HRIS implementations and upgrades including ADP, ICIMS, compensation modules, performance management, org charts, etc.
  • Assist with an upcoming ADP payroll merger from a data perspective
  • Point of contact for ongoing and evolving organizational chart project:
    • Create all organizational charts, including dotted line reporting
    • Manipulate large data sets from ADP and upload to current organization charting tool

Employee Experience - Onboarding, Employee Relations & Performance Management

  • Oversee and support the administration of all HR-related responsibilities, including but not limited to:, on-boarding, performance management, training programs, employee relations, compliance, terminations, Conduct ongoing communication to ensure employee engagement and morale
  • Conduct, participate in, review and analyze compensation surveys; present findings to management when necessary
  • Lead annual and semiannual employee reviews: ensure program is administered efficiently; edit/create forms to ensure reviews are written properly; oversee communication and process to ensure timely and efficient completion; run ad hoc reports on status to report to upper management; pull ratings at year-end to import into compensation planning process; etc.
  • Coordinate all onboarding and annual regulatory training efforts
  • Assist with Internship and Mentoring programs
  • Leverage tools from onboarding teams to support assimilation of new hires; enter new hires in and provide training on use of ADP system
  • Update employee information regularly – addresses, org. charts, dotted lines, titles, promotions, new hires and terminations, etc.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 2 years of HRIS/HR Reporting experience,  within professional services, financial services or real estate industry experience preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office, including PowerPoint and Excel (i.e. pivot tables, v-lookup, macros, charts & graphs) is a must
  • Analytical by nature with an ability to utilize performance indicators, spreadsheets, and other relevant information to effectively analyze data and make sound business decisions/recommendations
  • Hands-on experience with ADP and ICIMS strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated experience creating organizational charts in an evolving environment
  • Extensive management reporting experience, including but not limited to: ability to effectively qualify findings, answer questions, provide strategic foresight, and make recommendations to the C-Suite and upper management
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and consultative skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects while also thriving within a team setting
  • Experience handling highly confidential and complex data sets
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills; proactive with excellent follow through on short and long-term projects
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