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Principal, Research (DEI)


About this role

We are seeking a Research, Principal to support the discovery of actionable ideas that will help HR leaders transform their organizations, people, and business outcomes. Principals focus on strategic thought work, analyzing complex problems in search of innovative solutions. They work closely with C-level executives to identify and produce research that addresses pressing human resources challenges on a global scale.

In this role, you will be a key player in the HR Practice’s ongoing research initiative focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion , exploring how HR leaders can drive organizational success by developing an employee-centric DEI strategy and implementing an effective governance structure, identifying relevant metrics for tracking progress and ensuring accountability, providing training and communication tools for employees and leaders, and addressing biases throughout the employee lifecycle. This role will enable you to apply your intellectual curiosity in a collaborative environment. The team puts significant emphasis on an inclusive dynamic and the personal and professional growth of each associate.

What you will do

  • Learn and execute Gartner's signature methodology for conducting world-class research that helps identify best practice solutions to many of today's biggest human resources challenges.
  • Author key research deliverables, including but not limited to large research studies, white papers, case studies, presentations and webinars, playbooks and templates.
  • Conduct research interviews with C-level executives and extensive secondary literature searches, using these inputs to develop research deliverables and inform research colleagues of key insights shaping the employee experience landscape.
  • Draft surveys and collaborate with quantitative research partners to analyze and interpret data to establish benchmarks and evaluate the impact of employee experience strategies on key outcomes.
  • Stay abreast of key trends affecting HR and the employee experience and use this knowledge to drive timely and relevant product planning and content creation.

What we’re looking for

  • A Bachelor's degree required, and a Master’s/PhD in a social science preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience conducting primary and secondary research utilizing qualitative and quantitative data, with particular expertise in survey design and analysis.
  • A critical thinker and problem solver with strong business acumen and intellectual curiosity, demonstrating the ability to assess business problems and provide actionable, outcome-based insights in a client-centric environment.
  • A great writer with experience converting qualitative and quantitative information into clear frameworks, narratives and visually compelling presentations for an executive audience.
  • A skilled collaborator, able to manage research projects with multiple stakeholders as well as produce high-quality research individually.
  • An effective project manager with proven ability to meet deadlines, multi-task, and work under ambiguity/uncertainty (e.g., changing factors, limited information).

What we offer

  • Competitive salary, generous paid time off policy, charity match program, Medical, Dental & Vision Plans, Parental Leave, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and more!
  • Collaborative, team-oriented culture that embraces diversity
  • Professional development and unlimited growth opportunities


Who are we?

At Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), we deliver actionable, objective insight that drives smarter decisions and stronger performance on an organization’s mission-critical priorities. We’ve grown exponentially since our founding in 1979 and we're proud to have over 19,500 associates globally that support over 15,000 client enterprises in more than 100 countries.

What makes Gartner a great place to work?

Our teams are composed of individuals from different geographies, cultures, religions, ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientations, abilities and generations. We believe that a diversity of experiences makes us stronger—as individuals, as communities and as an organization. That’s why we're recognized worldwide as a great place to work year after year. We've been recognized by Fortune as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies, named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index and a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion by the Disability Equality Index. Looking for a place to turn your big ideas into reality? Join #LifeAtGartner

What we offer:

Our people are our most valuable asset, so we invest in them from Day 1. When you join our team, you’ll have access to a vast array of benefits to help you live your life well. These resources are designed to support your physical, financial and emotional well-being. We encourage continued personal and professional growth through ongoing learning and development opportunities. Our employee resource groups, charity match and volunteer programs keep you connected to your internal Gartner community and causes that matter to you.

Gartner believes in fair and equitable pay. A reasonable estimate of the base salary range for this role is 76,000 USD - 106,260 USD. Please note that actual salaries may vary within the range, or be above or below the range, based on factors including, but not limited to, education, training, experience, professional achievement, business need, and location. In addition to base salary, employees will participate in either an annual bonus plan based on company and individual performance, or a role-based, uncapped sales incentive plan. Our talent acquisition team will provide the specific opportunity on our bonus or incentive programs to eligible candidates. We also offer market leading benefit programs including generous PTO, a 401k match up to $7,200 per year, the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount, and more.

The policy of Gartner is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status and to affirmatively seek to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity.

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