Wednesday, January 22, 2014

FFT: 1/30, 1 p.m. Simone Anderson ’98, HRIS Manager, Williams College (Psychology Major)

The Food for Thought series is held in the Career Center Conference Room (DEWEY 4-200) unless otherwise noted. All Students are welcome.  These events are sponsored by the Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center and Office of Alumni Relations. Questions?  E-mail Michelle Marks-Hook or call 585-275-5375.
 Simone is a Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) Manager with 10 years of
comprehensive human resources experience including HRIS implementation/administration, policy development, strategic data analysis, management coaching, change management, performance management, domestic/international compensation & benefits and recruiting.   
Her career progression: HR Coordinator to HR Generalist to HR Manager in a variety of small to medium sized software companies (start-up and public) then transitioned from a broader HR generalist/manager role to HR Business Partner in an Oracle Consulting firm, supporting both internal HR and internal HRIS / systems infrastructure projects.  
Now Simone is in a completely HRIS-focused manager role, although I also work on policy, compensation and workflow. See for more details.  Her current role is to support the administration and use of the PeopleSoft HRMS system and related interfaces by providing functional and technical expertise within HR and across campus. This is accomplished through planning, recommending, testing, and implementation of system improvements, enhancements and process automation, following best practice methodologies. she also oversee HRIS data integrity and conduct system audits on a regular basis. The key value of this position is supporting HR and institutional strategic planning through data analysis and report preparation.

Her current employer is Williams College, in Williamstown, MA (located in the Berkshires in northwestern Massachusetts, 135 miles from Boston and 165 miles from New York City). Established in 1793 with funds bequeathed by Colonel Ephraim Williams, the college is private, residential, and liberal arts, with graduate programs in the history of art and in development economics. The undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,000 students, supported by over 1300 faculty/staff/temporary employees.

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