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Workday HRIS analyst

Alexandria, VA
August 02, 2020

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Tamer M. Nasralla

Hatboro ***** 267-***-****


Experienced Workday Business Analyst with strong communication and interpersonal skills; self-directed, team player with proven ability to develop and sustain relationships with staff and management at all levels.

Project Management: Work well as a team member or individual to lead cross-functional projects and support company-wide HR programs planning and delivery of corporate projects. Accurate and organized with the ability to multitask, excellent follow-through and to prioritize and meet deadlines.

Customer Relations and Communications: Combine strong customer relations skills with perceptive business acumen. Able to communicate effectively and interpersonally with customers and business associates at all levels.

Key Strengths: Detail-oriented and analytical, with an aptitude for numbers. Exhibits integrity at all times. Business skills such as requirement gathering across several business units to understand business process, Strong documentation and strategies with business owners on how to improve the current state processes, coaching, mentoring, problem-solving, investigating, communicating effectively and business relationships. Goal thrives within metrics driven, goal-oriented environments while continuously delivering exceptional results.

HR Skills

HRIS Technologies

HR Department Startup

System Implementation

Business Process Optimization

Staff Recruitment and Retention

Employee Relations

Orientation and On-Boarding

HR Program/Project Management

HR Policies and Procedures

Performance Management

Employees Development

Training and Development



Regional Workday Functional Testing Lead Jul 2019 - Current

Responsible for planning and executing the regional Workday Functional testing efforts, assessing regional testing resource needs and implementing integrated plans and resourcing/test execution strategies accordingly. Assess and analyze the business requirements and process changes for bi-annual Workday releases, new HR Operations plan initiatives and Change Requests in the service delivery model and determine testing requirements in alignment with the global testing strategy and compliance guidelines. Also responsible for executing testing for limited scope changes, tracking and reporting results, capturing and validating evidence as required by Compliance, and providing business signoff to the organization.

Develop testing plans for projects to ensure timely and effective implementation of changes, in alignment with global testing strategy

Determine resource skill profile and assist with securing resources for testing efforts.

Prepare and deliver testing training procedures as needed for new project resources.

Execute and manage testing efforts, track and report Test Problem reports, testing outcomes, status and statistics for all WD testing initiatives.

Assess testing effort necessary to support implementation of Change Requests and Projects impacting the region, Cross-regionally, or Globally

Analyze business requirements and functional specification documents for use in the design of Workday functional testing scenarios

Prepare test scenarios, assist with testing execution, data setup/manipulation, and capture/validation of necessary evidence as required by Compliance

Ensure that defects and issues are logged, managed, and addressed as needed, and that are all requirements are met before the final solution is deployed

Provide final functional sign-off before changes/fixes move into the Production tenant

MORGAN LEWIS Philadelphia, PA

HRIS Business Analyst Dec 2017 - Jul 2019

Lead WorkDay implementation HCM, Recruiting and Onboarding modules for both USA and EMEA regions and supporting Talent Management and Security implementation

Develop and implement new Workday processes, including Business Process configurations and updates

Review, test and implement Workday upgrades and patches

Lead Workday application enhancements, upgrade and new functionality investigation deployment functionality

Build, test, and deploy enhancements of Workday Release including Planning and Execution

Lead integration including simple integration, troubleshooting, oversight of complex integration builds with Workday Partners

Work with departments’ leaders and key stakeholders at all levels to create solutions for simple to complex issues and keep them engaged in working toward deliverable goals

Analyzes data from ATS and prepare recommendations for recruitment and hiring

Support data privacy processes as a part of the system changes and work with Data Lead to ensure that the Local and Global data privacy are met

Conduct process, functional system design and gap analysis with formal documentation and system configuration

Make “best practice” recommendations to ensure optimal use based on knowledge of firm processes and technology

Create training in multiple media to help managers and employees get the most from Workday

Train and mentor less experienced analysts in the use, implementation, and reporting functions of the system

Prepare test scenarios and scripts, assist with testing execution

Develop testing plans for global and regional offices and ensure effective implementation of changes

Prepare and deliver testing training as needed for current and new employees.

Assess testing effort necessary to support implementation

Resolve issues in business systems as they arise and answer questions from testing

Analyze business and functional requirements for use in the design of Workday functional testing scenarios

Provide final functional sign-off before changes/fixes move to production

Improve current process including one-time payments, onboarding, termination

Manage 3rd party vendors in contract negotiations

Provide support for all HR system modules

Develop user procedures, guidelines and documentation

Administer and support various applications, including, but not limited to Kronos and viDesktop.

Design and deliver ad-hoc reports using advanced query techniques; provides analysis and interpretation of report data


HR Business Process Analyst (Merck Pharmaceutical) Aug 2017 – Dec 2017 (Contract)

Create and update templates and processes to develop GTA process flow diagrams that are compliant with regulations utilizing multiple data sources to extract information and correlate the data using MS Visio

Develop and create new reports based on business owners’ needs

Create and ensure accuracy of process steps, activities and capture current and new procedures

Lead the updating current or creating new GTA business process

Ensure workflows and processes are functioning appropriately

Participate in the implementation of any new business process

Create projects plan and participate in any project and process implementations

Create new workflow diagrams and update current

Resolve issues in business systems as they arise

QUINTILESIMS, Plymouth Meeting, PA

HRIS Analyst Feb 2017- Jun 2017 (Contract)

Configure and implement the unified HR system “Workday” (phase 2)

Ensure that data meet specified standards and quality level in HR systems (Workday, PeopleSoft, Success Factors)

Conduct quality control for completeness, consistency proactively review data for quality according to standards I

Liaise with HR and global HRIS team to collect and confirm data entry (job history, education, relocation etc.)

Advise HRBPs of outstanding issues and provide training and consultation as necessary

Ensure accuracy and date integrity of HRIS system through periodic reviews, conducting audits,

Work in multiple systems: Workday, PeopleSoft, SAP and Success Factors

Identify and eliminate repetitive problems by using existing research tools and developing new tools

Create, update, and modify systems set-up, validation tables, processes, and code

Maintain system, database files, tables, and data with a focus on integrity and accurateness

Produce profiles in batch from two systems; provide in central repository

Identify and track successor plan (G/L plans) and profiles and acting as point of contact for profile requests

Act as a liaison between the HR team and key business partners

Design and develop talent acquisition reports based on data from Applicant Tracking Systems

Create and deliver training for HR Ops and Continually educate HR on utilizing the functionality of the system

Collect and format data and content in a structured way to develop templates and reports

Design, prepare, and deliver reports helping making decisions as well as support actions in specific HR programs.

Develop and manage a monthly audit process to ensure system integrity

Lead the ongoing assessment and enhancement of area data management

Maintain documentation and training materials; train stakeholders on requirements and standards

Develop reports from available data to analyze and make necessary recommendations

Extracts and merges data from available source systems, analyze and prepare needed reports

Prepares reports and present the data to the leaders


Human Resources Generalist and Training Specialist - Recruiter May 2015 – Sep 2016

Responsible for County-wide training on a variety of HR and professional development topics. create HRIS reports (ADP), Implement both instructor-led and online learning, develop programs, and track trainings attendance,

Act as the main contact for all HR related matters such as employee relations, organization change, performance management, equal employment opportunity, and recruitment support

Make recommendations regarding employees’ relations issue

Partner with all level of management to communicate human resource policies, procedures and regulations

Develop and deliver customized trainings that support and enhance organizational culture, and work practices

Recommend, plan and deliver trainings to improve business operations and minimize liability

Handle and represent the county in all unemployment correspondence and claims

Deliver formal and informal presentations and trainings to all levels of management

Attend seminars and briefing for upcoming changes in Labor laws, Wage and Hour, and Worker’s Compensation

Oversee, prepare and conduct new hire orientation

Create and modify reports of business or department analytics and metrics for Council leaders and managers

Participated in succession plans for key positions

Develop and compile training programs, curriculum, DVDs, and other training equipment

Provide new employees with information regarding benefits, policies and procedures

Maintain HRIS system (ADP) entering new employees, updating current information, and benefits enrollments

Implement recruiting processes and initiatives

Review, updated job descriptions and screened resumes for matching applicants

Manage job requisition, posting, placement and maintained records on recruiting activities

Oversee the onsite Job Search Center

Act as a Business Developer, established and maintained relationships with clients

Make recommendations to recruitment/sales team

Track progress for weekly reports by using Job Portal

Lead assigned projects and drive them to execution and achievement of the right results

Act as a liaison between program participants and the Job Placement Coordinator

Build business relationships for job placement with local area employers and job seekers

Work with recruitment team to support and assist jobseekers and employers

Plan and Lead HR and Recruitment projects


Human Resources Generalist Feb 2013 – May 2014

Handled the recruitment and work force planning responsibilities, also I was leading the activities of setting the requirements and selecting of the new HR System, managed 4 recruiters for the Health Ministry such as:

Provide day-to-day HR support in functional areas including, but not limited to, recruitment management, diversity, policy administration, workforce planning, and compliance

Collaborate with HR colleagues on cross-functional initiatives to plan, design, and implement HR programs and policies to comply with current regulations

Develop and deliver various reports from different databases

Provide coaching and guidance to leaders and associates regarding employment issues in areas of policy and procedure interpretation, corrective action, harassment, and terminations.

Partner with leadership team to determine human resource needs in their areas of organization.

Develop sourcing strategies that create a qualified and diverse candidate pool

Follow the Counsel standards to create engaging, high-quality learning materials and compelling learning content that enhance the retention of learning, including participant guides, instructor guides, presentation files, handouts, job aids, videos, audio files, and other learning objects.

Develop, implement, and modify system requirements

Assist in change management activities including training and developing technical process documentation.

Direct administration of local hiring, compensation, benefits, and assist in employee training programs

Construct and administer the employee handbook with the HR Expert

Ensure implementation of broader policy and adherence to internal regulations

Evaluate recruitment and selection criteria using KPI’s to ensure the effectiveness of recruitment methods and suggest new if needed

AL WAHA TMC Doha, Qatar

Human Resources Generalist June 2011 – Jan 2013

Transportation, maintenance and Construction Company. Act as HR Manager, handle all the HR department responsibilities and lead special projects:

I.F.M Cairo, Egypt

Senior Recruitment Specialist Jan 2010 – May 2011


Recruitment and Personnel Specialist Jan 2007 – Nov 2009


Software Developer – Project Coordinator Feb 2004 – Jan 2007

Assist project manager to identify project scope, requirements and objectives

Prepare project schedules, resources, equipment and information

Breakdown project tasks into doable actions

Assign tasks to internal teams and manage project schedule

Use tools such as Visio to create project plans, workflow charts and reports

Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, plans and reports



•Bachelor’s degree in law (2001)

•HR Law Post Graduate Diploma (2004)

HR Designations and Certificates:

•Certificate Workday Recruiting Fundamentals and Advanced Recruiting

•Workday Advanced Business Process Fundamental and Advanced Business Process

•Certificate Workday Compensation Fundamentals

•Functional Manager Certificate – Penn State University

•KPI for HR Professional’s (2013) “Measuring and Improving HR Effectiveness using KPI”.

•Human Resources Management AUC, Egypt (2009)

•MCSD Microsoft, Egypt (2006)

•Soft Skills Dale Carnegie-Berlitz, Egypt (2005)


HRIS applications: Workday, PeopleSoft Enterprise HR, Taleo, Success Factors, ADP Workforce Now, UltiPro

Crystal Report, SQL

MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook) MS Visio, Microsoft Power BI

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