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Sr. Principal, Research (HR)


About this role:

We're seeking an experienced senior principal , in the Human Resources Practice’s Key Initiative (KI) on HR Technology Strategy and Management, to manage the research quality and generate actionable business ideas on topics such as HR technology strategy, HR technology functional management and end user adoption. Gartner's research is often cited in major news outlets including Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The Washington Post, and The Economist, allowing our firm to extend our impact even further.

What you will do:
You will work closely with HR leaders and your team to identify, produce, and manage research that solves complex business challenges on a global scale. As a lead on the research team, you will:

  • Serve as team leader for a HR technology research workstream, creating—in partnership with Executive Advisors and analysts—and maintaining a research portfolio on HR Technology Strategy and Management.

  • Review, edit, and manage the quality of the research content in the KI to ensure it addresses the needs of key HR clients, including CHROs and HR technology leaders.

  • Collaborate on a research team through Gartner’s proprietary research process including hypothesis generation, primary and secondary research, and root cause analysis to identify best-in-class solutions.

  • Author articles, webinar decks, or tools that address key challenges for HR leaders on the topic of HR Technology Strategy and Management.

  • Drive key findings from complex datasets and use findings to develop analytically sound, logically ordered research pieces.

  • Conduct interviews with senior executives, academics and industry experts in search of innovative ideas.

  • Upskill and coach junior research team members on the terrain, their research, and edit their work.

  • Contribute to initiatives that improve the climate and culture of the team, the business unit, and the organization.

What you will need:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required, master’s, or PhD in a social science strongly preferred

  • 7+ years of research experience

  • Experience conducting primary and secondary research utilizing qualitative and quantitative data to identify relevant findings

  • Knowledge or experience on HR technology

  • Excellent communication and project management skills, with experience working with C-level executives

  • Experience in or desire to coach, manage, and lead a team of researchers

  • Strong writing skills with experience publishing business related deliverables such as white papers, articles, etc.

  • Ability to assess business problems and provide actionable, outcome-based insights

  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as part of a team


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 92,000 USD - 130,500 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.

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