North America / United States / MD / Columbia

Human Resources

#: 108669-en_US / 108669



HR Specialist – 108669

Human Resources – USA Columbia, Maryland 


Team Description

At Nielsen, we take the time to design a workplace that puts our People at the center of how we work and operate. Our People Experience (PX) teams are curators of a culture and ambassadors for diversity, inclusion and belonging – where everyone feels valued and can bring their best selves to work. From day one, we provide our employees with the tools and resources to be successful, and have pride in delivering best-in-class People processes throughout every step of the employee lifecycle. We also take pride in continuously empowering leaders at all levels so they can deliver outstanding opportunities to everyone on their teams to contribute 


Summary of Role: 

The People Experience Specialist is accountable for the smooth execution of people processes and the day to day People Experience for a group of assigned employees in the assigned geographies. The PX Specialist provides foundational support for all business agnostic activities that help support the People Experience. 


Key Responsibilities: 

● Ensure all lifecycle events for assigned population workforce are flawlessly executed and smoothly delivered, providing consistency in the experience across teams (e.g. commercial ,ops. vs tech) 

● In partnership with COEs, deploys tools, resources and processes to enhance the experience of remote and virtual work on a day-to-day basis 

● Supports processes for given population: 

  •  Drive the onboarding process for new associates (collect and process new hire paperwork, conduct orientation sessions) 
  •  Drive the off-boarding process for separating associates (prep managers, conduct exit interviews, track turnover data/metrics) 
  •  Process and maintain organization and associate updates in HRIS systems, to ensure reporting structures/job titles/cost centers are correct and current 
  •  Generate a variety of reports as requested by HR, Finance, and other business leaders ○ Respond to general requests/inquiries from employees regarding     benefits, payroll, etc. ○ Create and maintain org charts, org announcements, job descriptions and other similar documents
  •  Drive other special projects where needed 
  •  Work with offshore teams to follow up on processing request in a timely manner with an eye toward quality 
  •  Support the requisition request process 
  •  Conduct regular SAP audits to ensure integrity and quality of personnel data ○ Support managers on HR issues including policies, procedures, practices ○ Appropriate handling and processing of confidential and time-sensitive material 



● Bachelor’s degree preferred 

● 2-4 years of Human Resources experience 

● Proficiency in Google for Work/ Microsoft Office including Excel (pivot tables, vlookups) and Powerpoint 

● Strong organizational skills and attention to detail 

● Strong execution skills 

● Results oriented 

● Flexibility and the ability to manage multiple ongoing projects 

● Self-starter, problem-solver, proactive 

● SAP and Issuetrak knowledge strongly preferred 

● Ability to work in a fast paced environment 

● Ability to work independently with general direction 

● Excellent oral and written communication skills 

● Strong business acumen and high level of professionalism 

● Strong analytical skills 

● Engaging and proactive team player 

● Customer service orientation 

● Demonstrates high degree of integrity and maintains confidentiality




By connecting clients to audiences, we fuel the media industry with the most accurate understanding of what people listen to and watch. To discover what audiences love, we measure across all channels and platforms⁠—from podcasts to streaming TV to social media. And when companies and advertisers are truly connected to their audiences, they can see the most important opportunities and accelerate growth.


Do you want to move the industry forward with Nielsen? Our people are the driving force. Your thoughts, ideas and expertise can propel us forward. Whether you have fresh thinking around maximizing a new technology or you see a gap in the market, we are here to listen and take action. Our team is made strong by a diversity of thoughts, experiences, skills, and backgrounds. You’ll enjoy working with smart, fun, curious colleagues, who are passionate about their work. Come be part of a team that motivates you to do your best work!  

Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

Job Type: Regular 

Primary Location:  Columbia,Maryland 

Secondary Locations: , , , 

Travel:  No