Compensation and Benefits Analyst - Lenexa, KS

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The Compensation and Benefits Analyst performs professional level duties in the areas of Compensation, Benefits, and HR Technology to attract, retain, and motivate employees. The Analyst carries out responsibilities in benefits, administering and advising employees and management on the interpretation of benefit policies, programs, and procedures. Evaluates management and non-management level positions to facilitate the administration of the company compensation, incentive, and performance management programs. Analyzes, designs, develops, tests, and implements technology to meet special and on-going needs of the company for its human resources information and business processes. Performs duties and provides support in various other HR related areas such as reporting, communications, training, legal compliance, and payroll.

Consults with and advises individuals regarding eligibility, coverage, changes, and other matters related to comprehensive benefit programs such as health, dental, vision, FSA, life & disability insurance, 401(k) retirement, workers' compensation, paid time off, and other such employee benefits.
Oversees the day to day administration of benefit programs including new hire enrollments, change in status events, and 401(k) related tasks. In addition, helps administer processes such as Open Enrollment and wellness initiatives like the annual health fair.
Assists in the evaluation and selection of benefit programs and/or providers based on cost, service, coverage and other options available to best meet the needs of the organization.
Analyzes aspects of existing benefits, makes recommendations to management, and implements changes to benefit programs according to findings, utilizing knowledge of prevailing practices, emerging types of benefits packages, and customary benefits provided for employee, management, and executive level personnel. This includes changes such as coverage and cost sharing between the company and employees.
Performs administrative clerical functions involved in the administration of benefit programs including invoice reconciliation and other auditing tasks and also maintains related benefits records and documents.

Assists in developing, implementing, and maintaining compensation programs including salary structures, commission plans and other variable incentive pay types, bonus, promotion, and annual merit increase processes and procedures. Also ensures adherence to established compensation policies and makes recommendations for change as appropriate.
Utilizes electronic salary survey tools and completes wage and salary surveys to audit and accurately market price current or future jobs and recommend changes to salary structures, position classifications, and policy guidelines.
Collects and analyzes occupational data, such as essential functions, knowledge, skills, and abilities, and minimum requirements for current or future jobs then develops written summaries, such as job descriptions, job postings, and lines of career movement through job families. This includes job analysis, job observation, and conducting interviews at various levels, including management.
Analyzes salary practices and utilizes developed occupational data to evaluate or improve methods and techniques for recruiting, selecting, retaining, promoting, evaluating, and training workers, and the overall administration of related compensation programs to maintain competitiveness in the marketplace.
Assists in conducting the annual performance review process.

Anticipates current and future human resources technology needs, makes recommendations, and implements changes to ensure systems and/or processes are in place to meet the needs of the department and organization.
Conducts meetings and focus groups with users at all levels to analyze, design, develop, test, and implement programs, processes, and procedures to meet special and on-going technology needs of the organization.
Maintains security and configuration of HR systems and monitors access to confidential information including employee records and files by controlling system access and user permissions to secured electronic data.
Acts as HR liaison and performs project management functions consulting with internal and external customers to clarify program or project intent, identify problems, suggest changes, and determine scope of work including any direct or indirect costs.
Participates in system implementations, upgrades, and routine system maintenance updates. Creates, conducts, and documents testing scenarios to analyze and fix potential problems either in production or or prior to changes going live.

Prepares, analyzes, and disseminates monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to various levels within the organization and to outside business partners and government agencies.
Studies data using existing or ad hoc reporting, compiles reports and documents, and provides analysis in multiple types of formats including executive summaries, tables, charts, graphs, and presentations.
Meets with key stakeholders to develop, maintain, produce, and distribute standard and custom reports.
May include routine, repetitive data entry.

Prepares and distributes information in multiple formats including emails, documents, and presentations to notify and advise employees of updates or changes, primarily in the areas of Compensation, Benefits, and HR Technology.
Creates and maintains training materials such as presentations, meeting handouts, and reference guides.
Provides support for training events, including scheduling meetings, coordinating invitations, and setting up locations.
Conducts formal and informal presentations to multiple audiences that may include various levels of management within the organization.

Ensures the organization's programs and policies are in compliance with ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA, FLSA, ADA, and EEOC provisions, as well as other Local, State, and Federal laws pertaining to Human Resources, primarily in the areas of Compensation and Benefits.
Prepares, audits, and files required Local, State and Federal reports and documents.
Checks industry publications and monitors pending legislation and regulations to remain current on legal changes and determine impact of new developments that may impact the organization.

Provides assistance and support to the Payroll Department when necessary.
Helps reconcile payroll related data and audits reports for upload into payroll such as time-sheet data, café meal deductions, and commission reports.
Answers general payroll related questions from employees and management.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in Human Resources, I/O Psychology or other related field. Graduate level degree with a Human Resources focus is a plus.
3 to 4 years administering comprehensive benefit programs. Experience working with advanced HRIS/HRMS products such as Workday (strongly preferred), PeopleSoft/Oracle, or SAP. Prior system implementation and administration experience with one or more of these HR systems is preferred. Prior compensation administration experience is preferred. Experience with performing company wide market and job analysis a plus.
Strong attention to detail with the ability to analyze large, complex types of data and provide accurate information when making business decisions. Proficient in Microsoft Office products, including Excel at an Advanced / Expert Level is required. Prior experience training other individuals on using advanced features/techniques in Excel and other Microsoft Office products is a plus. Excellent customer service and communication skills with the ability to provide information accurately and professionally in various styles including verbal, written, and presentation / formal training to all levels of the company (employees, managers, and executives). Must be capable of working with confidential information in a professional manner and maintain employee privacy.
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