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HRIS Analyst

Etobicoke  |  Contract  |  Information Technology
HRIS Analyst
Information Technology
Our rich history is a big part of who we are.  With historic roots dating back over 135 years, Woodbine is steeped in tradition. We have been the engine that drives the Ontario horse racing industry, creating winning experiences for all our guests.

We are also currently on an amazing 20-year journey to ‘build a city within a city’ and transform the largest privately held land in Toronto into one of Canada’s premiere entertainment destinations.  This journey will unlock the value of approximately 700 acres of land, leading to job creation and the revitalization of our communities, while enhancing our ability to share the thrill of horse-racing and cementing our place as an entertainment powerhouse. 

We also take care of our PEOPLE. Here are some of the things we offer:

Full Group Benefits Plan
Paid Vacation
Discounts on Food
Ontario Attractions Discount
Free Parking
Opportunities for Advancement
Social Responsibility Initiatives
We need dedicated people to join our cause. Be part of Woodbine Entertainment and get inspired to make work awesome!

Our Values & Beliefs


  • Responsible for day-to-day end user HRIS support in all modules; proactively managing and responding to Tier 2/Tier3 level requests
  • Liaising with the business to understand their needs and usage of Workday HCM and functionality & bug/defect fix support
  • Effectively collaborates with teams such as HR, Talent, Recruiting, Technology, Finance, and others to provide support for requests such as enhancements, defects, and new functionality
  • Develop, create, and maintain a variety of complex Workday reports (advanced, matrix, composite) utilizing Workday Report Writer
  • Obtaining and documenting requirements for workflows of business processes, including any Self-Service aspects
  • Proactively explore, evaluate, recommend, design, and configurate onew features, and functionalities of associated modules within Workday
  • Participates in Workday's bi-annual releases; perform fit and gap analysis on Workday processes and upcoming features that impact the overarching structure of our Workday ecosystem
  • Thoroughly test configurations through unit testing and facilitate user acceptance testing (UAT) across teams
  • Create functional documentation
  • Proactively find inefficiencies in processes, suggest enhancements, and present proposals to leadership
  • Partner with stakeholders (internal/external to HR) to understand new report/data requirements and ensures results meet the business needs within Workday
  • Provide support for Workday, including researching, identifying, and resolving complex Workday issues, unexpected results, and process flaws
  • Planning, designing, and configuring Workday HCM related modules for all enhancements or break/fix
  • Developing calculated fields, conditional routing and business processes that support the requirements outlined. Mitigating any opportunities of inaccurate data, business process routing, or impacts to other business areas
  • Supporting configuration updates that impacted by releases and upgrades as needed
  • Leading/Participating in interactive discussions regarding requirements and possible methods of configuration
  • Understanding and documenting impact of configuration changes to business processes and communicate to business stakeholders
  • Supporting UAT activities by providing input to test cases recommended for configuration changes
  • Conducting Root Cause Analysis to determine appropriate action plan for break/fix including impacted employees/users/data clean-up
  • Maintaining change log and design documentation to reflect any changes made to business processes / design post implementation

Ideal Candidate:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or Computer Science
  • 3 years of Workday experience in all Workday SKU’s related to human resources and payroll
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly MS Excel, including advanced formulas, Pivot Tables, exports/imports, etc.
  • Experience providing Workday reporting solutions to HR/business users is an asset
  • Experience working with agile delivery or are open to working in an agile environment would be an asset
  • ⁠Strong technical aptitude for HR systems functionality, analytical, strong interpersonal skills
  • ⁠Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, with advanced skills in Excel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain technical concepts and technologies to all levels of the organization
  • ⁠Impeccable attention to detail to help maintain our HCM architecture, processes, security and data integrity
  • ⁠Ability to work well in structured and unstructured environments, under pressure, and with changing and competing priorities and timelines